Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:13 AM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:13 AM
My mother was diagnosed with Narcolepsy several years ago, while we were in Texas. We both worked in Austin, but lived in a small town. She worked "normal" hours, and I worked nights, and there was no way we could carpool together. Nor was there any bus service running between our little town and Austin that worked for her. However, the transit company did offer a "vanpool" service. She looked into that and found one that she could meet a little less than halfway between home and work, so that's the route she took. She still had to drive some, but 15-20 miles was a lot better than 50 miles, and what distance she did have to drive, the traffic wasn't as bad as in Austin. There was a monthly fee that the driver collected, but the fee was set by the transit company and split by the riders, so the more people in the van, the lower the individual fees.
You might want to look for something similar in your area. It does mean riding with strangers, but if you try it and don't like who you're riding with, you can always drop out.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:23 PM
We have something similar in VA, its called park and ride. Everyone parks in one spot and then everyone Carpools from there.