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As we continue our work supporting Wisconsin businesses, families, and communities, we recognize how critically important it is to invest in connecting the dots for folks either in or looking to join the workforce—whether that’s access to reliable transportation, affordable childcare, skills training, or any other number of unique needs.
— Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers
WCCAR, in collaboration with Feonix - Mobility Rising, Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) and Make the Ride Happen is funded by the Wisconsin Workforce Innovation Grant. The goal is to provide employment rides as a top priority for any resident of Waupaca County, Wisconsin who is in need of transportation. Finding affordable and reliable transportation options in rural Waupaca County, Wisconsin can be a challenge.
Whether your vehicle is in the shop, your battery is dead, it's too cold to walk, or you don't have access to a vehicle; WCCAR is available for your transportation needs.
L to R: Heather, Lyndsey, Frannie, MaryKay and Brenda
Each driver for WCCAR undergoes vigorous training, ranging from Disability Awareness, Non-Emergency Medical Transport Certification, HIPAA training, CPR certification, Defensive Driving Certification, CDC Safety Training, and Mental Health First Aid. Our drivers come to us from a variety of backgrounds: former school bus drivers, healthcare professionals and postal employees.
Community Development Manager, Waupaca County Catch-a-Ride
Jess joined the team in October of 2022 as our locally based Community Development Manager for the Waupaca County Catch-a-Ride program. Jess comes to us with close to 25 years of healthcare experience, with 20 of those years in Executive Director positions.
Each WCCAR driver is expected to provide not only individual community outreach (volunteer) hours, but they each provide group volunteerism for a variety of programs throughout Waupaca County. As of March 2023, the WCCAR drivers have volunteered with Project Backpack (pictured), Winter Rec Fest, Greentree, Bethany Homes, Waupaca Rec Center, and a variety of other community organizations.
Public transportation and low cost transportation options are available across
See ride options for $3 or even free!
To qualify for the reduced rate rides,
ride must be within Waupaca County.
We provide rides for anyone within Waupaca County.
WCCAR began its beta phase on December 15, 2022, as a soft-launch and a full beta phase launch to a select group of employers within Waupaca County on Monday, December 19, 2022. As of January 18, 2023, WCCAR is available to all employers and employees within Waupaca County. This beta phase will continue through March 2023, then the program will make some minor changes to allow individuals with lesser incomes to receive a discounted rate.
As of March 21, 2023, WCCAR is available to all employees, employers and residents of Waupaca County. WCCAR is also available for medical appointments, social supportive services, grocery shopping, or any other transportation request. Additionally, WCCAR has launched a program in cooperation with Make the Ride Happen to provide subsidized rates for those who qualify based on household income.
On May 17, 2023, WCCAR celebrated their 1000th completed ride with Wisconsin Economic Development CEO Missy Hughes and DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Jennifer Sereno as well as numerous city and county officials in addition to community members from across Waupaca County.
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This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP0135 awarded to Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation via the Wisconsin Workforce Innovation Grant Program by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.