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The Bus Strike Affecting Your Commute? 3 Tips to Get To Work Safely

January 15, 2016 By John Torgenson

The Phoenix bus strike has been affecting many travelers lately as it enters its seventh day. Riders have had to find different ways to work, school, and/or to run errands. A change of routine causes people to take alternative routes and travel in unfamiliar areas. If your schedule has been affected by the bus strike here are some tips for other transportation options as well as ways to stay safe if you are taking different routes.

Know Your Safest Route to Work. For many people, the change of routine with the bus strike has made them take different routes to work. Be sure to map out the new route you are going to take and travel cautiously. Give yourself extra time to get to your destination.

Try Other Forms Of Transportation. If you happen to live near a light rail stop you can still ride those as they come every 12 minutes. If that is not an accessible option for you, try carpooling with a co-worker or visit valleymetro.org for carpool and van information. If all else fails you can call a taxi or arrange an Uber.

Work From Home. If your employer allows it, try working from home a few days to cut back on the costs of taking an Uber or taxi to and from work every day.

Call Torgenson Law to Schedule a Free Consultation

The bus strikes are inconvenient for everyone involved so be sure you minimize the amount of problems this may cause you by following these tips. If you do happen to have a personal injury matter while traveling to your workplace or school you will need aggressive lawyers. Give Torgenson Law a call today at (602) 759–0012.

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John Torgenson

After high school, John attended the University of Utah, graduating in 2001. John then attended his dream school, Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated, with honors, in 2004. John is licensed to fight in court for real people in the State of Arizona, the United States Federal District Court of Arizona, and the 9th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before establishing what is now Torgenson Law, John practiced in the litigation group at Fennemore Craig, the oldest law firm in Arizona, and one of the largest firms in the Southwest. Having practiced at Fennemore Craig in both the defense and plaintiff’s practice areas gives John a complete perspective of the litigation process, and valuable insight into how to efficiently and effectively advance his clients’ interests. His unique and balanced background enhances his credibility with defense lawyers, insurers, and defendants as well as with judges and arbitrators.