Make the Ride Happen

We offer a centralized transportation service called Make the Ride Happen, available to seniors in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca, 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. Make the Ride Happen will help you find the best transportation options for your needs.

Get where you need to go

Make 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 Make the Ride Happen include:

  • 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
  • GO Transit
  • Courtesy Shuttle-Outagamie County Housing Authority
  • Helping Hands-Hortonville
  • 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

Make 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.

Cycling Without Age

Make The Ride Happen will add a network of trained volunteers who can provide free trishaw bicycle rides, allowing older adults and those with differing abilities the opportunity to spend time outdoors interacting with their community.

What is Cycling Without Age?

Cycling Without Age is a worldwide movement that aims to bring joy and vitality to older adults and those with differing abilities through the magic of the trishaw, a pedal assist cargo bike. For more information: www.cyclingwithoutage.com/about.

 

Find out more and locate services at www.maketheridehappen.org. 

This project is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C. §5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (CFDA 20.513).  Make the Ride Happen Title VI Program Info