Winnebago Catch – A – Ride is a workforce development initiative, striving to provide employment transportation services to individuals who do not qualify or have access to existing programs throughout Winnebago County. This program addresses the labor shortage by providing safe, reliable, and affordable employment transportation that will increase an individuals ability to maintain employment.
Becoming a Volunteer Driver
Driver positions are available! Volunteer drivers will provide transportation to fellow community members throughout Winnebago county and will receive mileage reimbursement. Volunteer drivers are able to accept rides on a schedule that works for them as often as they would like. Volunteers are essential to our program, whether you are looking to get involved in the community or are helping a co worker get to and from work. Please take a few minutes and fill out the application below, and a member of our team will follow up within a few days.
Contact Lutheran Social Services and Make the Ride Happen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-225-1719 during regular office hours to get started as a rider or volunteer driver! Please listen to all options on the phone, and press the appropriate number for Winnebago Catch – A – Ride. Calls outside of regular office hours can be directed to Feonix Mobility’s 24/7 Call Center at 920-214-8214.
Lutheran Social Services
Holly Keenan & Shannon Zwitter
Individuals needing transportation services to or from their place of employment, are encouraged to apply. Also, view the Rider Code of Conduct to see expectations and what to expect as a member of the Catch – A – Ride program.
This program is addressing labor shortages throughout the region by providing employment transportation assistance. This program is increasing the number of interested candidates and employee punctuality and reliability.
Please Promote the Winnebago Catch – A – Ride Program to your employees not only as riders, but drivers! This program was built on a co-workers helping co-workers mentality. This means that employees currently driving to and from work, can pick up and drop off their co-workers along the way and get their mileage reimbursed. View our marketing materials here, and if you have any further questions regarding the program, please contact Julia Steffes.
Greater Oshkosh EDC
Project and Research Assistant
About the Program
The Winnebago Catch-A-Ride (WCAR) program provides 24/7, on-demand employment transportation services for workers throughout the greater Oshkosh area. This program is not meant to duplicate services, but rather fill in the gaps for existing transportation services throughout Winnebago county. Therefore, this service cannot be used in areas or during times when other viable public transportation is readily available.
Winnebago Catch-A-Ride is brought to Winnebago County through a partnership with Make the Ride Happen, a program of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, and the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. WCAR is powered by Feonix – Mobility Rising, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance transportation options for vulnerable and under-served communities.
The Winnebago Catch – A – Ride Program is funded in part by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Department of Transportation, through the Commute to Careers grant.