I have never seen this excuse work in the courts. I'm not saying that it can't, but you'd probably need to have a very convincing reason as to why you wouldn't be able to get to court.
If you attempt to use this reason for not being able to serve on a jury, be ready for follow up questions from the judge such as:
- Why are you unable to use a friend, family member, public transportation, a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or some other means to get to court?
- How did you get to court today (if you make this excuse in person to the judge)?
If you have a disability in some way that would prevent you from getting to court by any of the means mentioned above, you may have some success. If this is the case, call the court before your scheduled appearance date and see if you can be excused without making an in-person appearance.