A Waupaca County program was highlighted for giving workers more than just a lift to work.

On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation held a celebration for the “Catch a Ride” program at Waupaca Foundry.

The program reached a milestone, offering more than 1,000 rides to and from work.

It is supported by the Workforce Innovation Grant from WEDC and the Department of Workforce Development.

“The goals of this is to meet people where they are and understand that everybody wants the opportunity to fully participate in the economy sometimes there are barriers that keep them from being able to do that,” said CEO of WEDC, Missy Hughes.

[Adapted from: Waupaca County’s ‘Catch a Ride’ Program Breaks Down Transportation Barriers for Workers May 17, 2023 WTAQ]