With today’s move towards saving the planet and using less non-renewable energy sources, such a s fossil fuels, the debate continues on whether to take public transit or drive your own car. Taking Toronto as an example, if you live near a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) station and your work is also near a TTC station, then it is an easy decision to not take your car to work. If you and your work are not close to a TTC station, you can still take a bus or street car by themselves or in a combination with the subway. Also, if you need to take a bus that causes you to wait for the next bus, you can always consider using Uber or Lyft when the next bus’s arrival time will make you late. I would not suggest using this ride share service too often, but now and again to avoid being late can still work.
The city of Toronto is attempting to make it easier for transit users get around and are currently in the process of building new subway lines and stations. There are other ways that people can avoid the brutal during peak periods.
There are several apps available that help commuters see where the traffic is and decide on the best route. The tools show drivers where the traffic holds up are, but if everyone is looking at the same or similar app they will take these suggested routes and these too will become congested.
Another solution is to car pool. However, if you are the only one who does this then you and your shared riders will be stuck in traffic together. The upside is that you will have somebody to keep you company. The QEW has a designated lane for higher occupancy vehicles on some parts and hopefully other major routes will have the same thing soon as well.
Have you ever considered working at home? Many people are asking to be allowed to work from home and some businesses are even insisting that their employees work from home to save on office costs. Working from home, even some of the time, saves many hours of commuting time and takes your vehicle off the road. This not only solves the commuting problem for you, but also helps the others who are stuck in the daily commute.
Shift work, with your work time starting and ending off peak hours is another way to avoid the deadly commute. Stagger your start and finish times to periods that the roads are quieter. Even moving your start and finish times in an earlier or later direction by a few hours will give you unhindered use of the otherwise congested roads and highways.
Moving out of the city to get another job and having a pleasant leisurely commute is another option. Scour the employment job postings and find a similar of better job in a less hectic community. This will give you the opportunity to choose your new living place around where you know you will be working. There are many small regional cities in Canada that are very desirable to live, work and raise a family.
But, if you must own a vehicle and commute to work, then there is one upside to all of this. You can use your lien free vehicle as collateral to get a loan from Fast Action Finance. These are called Title Loans. You keep and drive the vehicle as normal, but it will be working for you, not only taking you to and from where you want to go, but also working for you by letting you borrow the money you need today. When we say we will lend to you using your vehicle, we include cars, trucks, vans, pick up trucks, etc. In addition to lending against vehicles, Fast Action also lends money if you leave your paid in full motorcycle, snowmobile or watercraft in our safe and secure warehouse. If you have compact movable machinery that we can store, we lend against that too. These types of loans are called Motorcycle Storage Loans and Collateral Loans.