RICHLAND & LEXINGTON COUNTIES
The population of Winnebago County
The average life expectancy
The mean travel time to work for 16+
In 2017, Winnebago County, WI area employers recently reported a talent shortage of 8-11% relative to their objectives for further business growth in the region. When looking to area residents who need work and could potentially be the right candidates for local employers, a study revealed that inadequate transportation resources restrict 28% of people looking for work.
Since the fall of 2018, Feonix has worked with local leaders to bring together transportation options that meet the needs of individuals without the ability to afford transportation.
The program’s primary focus is on improving access to employment. Since April of 2021, the program has provided almost 5,000 rides to and from employment. In the future, the collaborative plans to expand the program to meet other needs, including healthcare and food insecurity. Feonix operates our volunteer driver program in this area. Those volunteers serve as a significant transportation source for the program to save cost and sustain the program in the future.
MOBILITY LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
Holly Keenan, Make the Ride Happen
Jordan Dvorak, Forward Services Corporation
Nick Musson, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
Shannon Zwitter, Make the Ride Happen
Sarah Schneider, Valley Transit
Tricia Rathermel, Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation
Adam Belcorelli, East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Susan Gracia Franz, Winnebago County Public Health
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Help others from the comfort of your car.
Do you have a desire to make a difference in your community? Individuals who volunteer for Feonix connect passengers with life transforming support, while also building relationships that transform their lives!
Donate Miles to cover the cost.
Want to get involved, but don’t have the time to drive? Your generous donations make all the difference for those who have to choose between groceries and a ride to get there.
Paul J. Ryan
Make The Ride Happen
3003 North Richmond Street
Appleton, WI 54911