With the expansion of suburbs taking people further and further away from the workplace, it can often be difficult to find an easy way to get to work. Professionals in industries throughout the United Kingdom need to consider a variety of factors before choosing the best way to reach their workplace. The cost of gasoline has been on the rise over the last few years while gas mileage for new vehicles has been static, which means that workers have to pay more on average to reach work than only a few years ago. As well, reliability and safety are concerns for professionals who use automobiles and public transportation alike. Finally, determining the most efficient means of reaching work on time in relation to money spent takes some clever mathematics. People throughout the United Kingdom have become more reliant on automobiles over the last two decades, turning from public transit which does not meet the needs of outlying suburban areas.
Professionals in a variety of industries need to consider the costs of purchasing a new automobile as an investment in a successful career. Finding a reliable, fuel efficient vehicle can save on train and bus fare while providing easy transit to work, entertainment, and errands. Young professionals and graduates need to consider economy sized vehicles and used automobiles in order to avoid prohibitive leasing costs. While many young professionals are flocking away from the city centers in the United Kingdom, there are quite a few who find it more cost efficient to live within cities. For these workers, public transit options are better financially than purchasing an automobile. Within cities like London, it is impractical to own an automobile when buses, subways, and land trains cover most of the city and outlying areas.
As such, professionals need to consider budget travel cards and monthly passes in order to save on daily fare. Workers who are beginning a new job should take a few trial runs from home to work and back to develop a daily routine. There are a few smaller tips that can help workers save on transportation costs. Car pooling with coworkers or friends who work in the same neighborhood can save on gas costs and avoid traffic congestion. Workers in smaller cities should consider parking their vehicle near train or bus depots in nearby cities to reach their workplace instead of driving on congested roadways.
Mark Murphy, Business Unit Director for Wynnwith Rail, a leading provider of Train Jobs.