LSSWis - Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Senior Transportation

Making the Ride Happen

We offer a centralized transportation service called Making the Ride Happen, available to seniors in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties. This area is fortunate to have a variety of transportation options for older adults and people who have disabilities, but these services have various requirements and navigating through them can be complicated. Making the Ride Happen will help you find the best transportation options for your needs.

Get where you need to go

Making the Ride Happen can help you get to medical appointments, grocery shopping, day programs, hair salons, banks and pharmacies. We’ll identify the best transportation option for you, which might be public bus, paratransit, rural and meal site transportation, or volunteer driver programs.

Our staff can also help drivers complete certification for Outagamie County paratransit, and schedules volunteer driver programs. 

Transportation providers

Transportation providers and services that are frequently used by riders who call Making the Ride Happen include:

  • Senior Wheels volunteer drivers
  • FISH volunteer drivers
  • Bus Buddy assistance for any older adult who would like a companion’s help determining routes and getting comfortable riding the bus
  • Valley Transit and Valley Transit II
  • Rural Outagamie County Paratransit
  • Calumet County Aging & Disability Resource Center volunteer drivers
  • Dial-A-Ride in northern Winnebago County

Mobility management services

Making the Ride Happen is a leader in mobility management, an innovative approach to managing and delivering coordinated transportation services to customers, including older adults, people with disabilities and individuals with lower incomes. Mobility management focuses on meeting individual customer needs through a wide range of transportation options and service providers; and, coordinating these services and providers to achieve a more efficient transportation service delivery system.

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Senior Transportation Story

A Good Drive

The Make the Ride Happen program provides transportation to those who need it in Northeast Wisconsin. Read how one volunteer, Russ Van Straten, makes a difference.
Published March 2016

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