Work rides provides consistent, reliable and timely transportation services to those who need it. Studies have consistently shown that reliable transportation to and from work is the single greatest contributor to escaping the cycle of poverty.
But that's just the beginning.
Work Rides is striving to address other issues affecting poorer communities.
Food deserts are areas devoid of fresh food, such as fresh fruits, vegetables and non-processed meats. The type of foods in such areas typically constitute highly processed foods; foods that have extended shelf lives and are typically easier and cheaper to retain at local convenient stores, and fast food. Food deserts are disproportionately concentrated in under-served communities and greatly impact the health and quality of life for a significant portion of Americans.
Work Rides seeks to mitigate the effects of food deserts by providing dedicated transportation options to supermarkets, farmers markets and food share networks.
Transit deserts are areas where public transportation infrastructure is poor, unreliable or nonexistent. Transit deserts usually occur in socially and economically challenged communities.
“Access to just about everything associated with upward mobility and economic progress—jobs, quality food, and goods (at reasonable prices), healthcare, and schooling— relies on the ability to get around in an efficient way, and for an affordable price.” -The Atlantic
Work Rides is currently working with businesses and communities to lessen the economic burdens that riders face when performing daily tasks that require transportation from place to place.