'Commuter Options' In Philadelphia

A federally funded program provides low-income commuters, who regularly need three-hours or more on public transit in order to reach suburban jobs, with faster, more feasible options.

"Over the years, Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP) director John Dodds noticed many clients had trouble keeping jobs in the suburbs, mainly because of convoluted commutes. But now, Foy and four co-workers will have it easier, thanks to a new 'vanpool' program for low-income city residents. On Tuesday, PUP launched the Commuter Options Program, in which city residents needing to reach jobs in the suburbs or the Far Northeast can pay up to $5 daily to use a van driven by a co-worker for round-trip transportation."

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