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After 30 percent of Sacramento's homeless population said the number one thing keeping them from securing a job is lack of transportation options, the county has rolled out new buses to make travelling easier and affordable for all, reports the Sacramento Press. With federal funding, two donated vans and the help of local nonprofits, homeless and low-income earners can get a free ride to job interviews and various assistance programs. The "Wheels to Work" bus route is more than just a free ride though. One job training on-the-go bus will have staff and computers available for creating resumes, finding jobs and preparing for interviews. The buses run Monday through Friday from roughly 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are driven by women who were formerly homeless themselves.