Nearly $ 4 Million Awarded to Local Transit Services Across Wisconsin | WFRV Local 5

(WFRV) – In a bid to continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and continue to improve our state as a whole, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has announced multi-million dollar funding for transportation services in common premises.

Along with Wisconsin DOT, Evers shared news about funding for these services on Monday, December 6.

The governor explains that the 3,990,287 state and federal dollars will be used for public transport services that help the elderly and people with disabilities through agencies that help with transport services, purchase vehicles and those responsible for operating assistance.

Evers says steps like this are how we ensure opportunity for all, while continuing to move forward through recent challenges. By saying, “Repairing our roads and ensuring that everyone has access to safe and reliable transportation is a critical part of our economic recovery from this pandemic.”

WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson also commented on the advisability of supporting organizations that help people get transportation assistance. By saying, “Through this program, we are helping people, no matter where they live in our state, to get to medical appointments, to work, to school and to families.

Of the 47 organizations selected to receive this funding, the following list shows the names of local organizations in the northeastern Wisconsin region, along with their locations and the amount of funding they will receive according to the release.

  • ADVOCAP, Inc.
    • Winnebago Co.
    • Operating assistance, volunteer drivers: $ 32,293
  • Brooke Industries, Inc.
    • Fond du Lac, Lac Vert
    • Vehicle – Expansion 1 Minibus, double axles: $ 50,400
  • Town of Stevens Point
    • Portage
    • Call center for mobility management; Mobility management: $ 101,517
    • Operating assistance Volunteer drivers: $ 64,984
  • Calumet County
    • Pipe
    • Volunteer drivers for operating assistance, response to request: $ 11,361
    • Vehicle – Replacement 1 minivan, rear load: $ 35,200
  • Manitowoc County
    • Manitowoc
    • Mobility management Mobility management services: $ 89,500
  • Shawano County
    • Shawano
    • Vehicle – Replacement 1 medium bus (Lg.) – Honeycomb: $ 62,400
  • Sheboygan County
    • Sheboygan
    • Operating assistance Volunteer drivers: $ 26,061
    • Vehicle – Replacement 1 medium bus: $ 60,800
  • Porte-Tran, Inc.
    • Gate
    • Mobility management Mobility management services: $ 112,436
    • Volunteer driver program and operating assistance vouchers: $ 28,004
  • Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc.
    • Outagamy, Winnebago
      • Mobility management Travel training and mobility management: $ 53,357
    • Calumet, Waupaca
      • Operating assistance for volunteer drivers; Cycling for seniors: $ 25,266
  • New Hope Center, Inc.
    • Calumet, Manitowoc
    • Mobility management Mobility management services: $ 43,665
    • Fixed Route Operation Assistance Service: $ 41,701
    • Vehicle – Expansion 1 Minivan, rear load: $ 35,200
  • NEWCAP, Inc.
    • Marinette, Oconto
    • Mobility management Mobility management services: $ 95,470
    • Reimbursement of medical mileage for operating assistance: $ 5,949
  • Opportunity Dvpmt. Centers, Inc.
    • Portage
    • Vehicle – Expansion 1 Bariatric van, rear load: $ 42,400
  • Sunshine House, Inc.
    • Door, Kewaunee
    • Vehicle – Replacement 1 medium bus – Honeycomb: $ 62,400

Melvin Z. Madore