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Leave your bag at your desk and bribe a colleague to put a piping hot coffee at your desk by 7:30Advertise on kijiji for someone to park at the GO station to reserve a spot until you arriveHave a Batmobile in a secret underground bunkerAn inflatable bubble suit to protect your personal space
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What Kind Of Nightmare Is Your Toronto Commute?
You are trapped in the centre of a subway car as an infinite number of people pile in. You hear your stop called, but your struggle to get to the door is fruitless as you hear the BING BANG BONG...
Maybe a change in routine might help - adjusting your commute time even 15 minutes one way or the other can mean significantly less congestion (and stress). Not sure how to ask? Try out one of the many online guides, for instance this one
It's Monday morning, you have 5 minutes until the express train takes off but every time you see a parking spot someone pulls in just as you get there.
What if you had a guaranteed spot waiting for you? Many GO stations have designated parking for those who carpool to the station.
If you don't know anyone to carpool with, 90% of GO customers live within a 5-minute drive of someone else catching the same train, so you can likely find a carpool buddy here
The worst thing about taking transit for you is the lack of control. What if your child gets in trouble and you have to go to their school? What if you get sick? What if... what it... what if... There are simply too many variables!
BUT... did you know that if you work at a Smart Commute workplace and you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to work, you can request reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs?
Check it out here
Not only do you "accidentally" hit the snooze button too many times, it seems like every streetcar, subway, and even traffic light is against you as you rush to get there in time.
There are many apps out there that can help you plan as you go! TTC Watch and Transit Now Toronto are some of our favourites - comment below with what you prefer!