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The Center for Independent Living Western Wisconsin

Transportation Services

Many of our qualified riders are able to use CILWW’s transportation services to get medical, educational, employment-related and even social rides.

Programs and Services:

Volunteer driver program

Volunteer drivers provide transportation to persons with a disability or those that are frail elderly for 42 Counties. Transportation contracts and MOU’s in the following counties;


  • CILWW area – Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix
  • NCIL area – Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, Washburn
  • MILC area – Adams, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood
  • ILR area – Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, Vernon

Voucher program

  • Must have available drivers (relative, friend, neighbor) and have a temporary need
  • Looking for work, starting employment, training for employment, starting educational opportunities at universities or technical schools

Information and Referral for other transportation options

Van Accessible Transportation

  • Accessible van transportation for persons who use a wheelchair
  • Affordable Rates
  • Van services available in Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce and St. Croix Counties

Local mobility management

  • Work to coordinate and collaborate with local transportation programs
  • Serve on transportation coordinating committees
  • Transportation planning with transportation stakeholders

Regional transportation coordination

  • Coordinate meetings for West WI Regional Transportation Coordinating Committee (WWRTCC)
  • Coordinate region driver training
  • Regional surveys for low income, elderly, disabled, veteran riders, Managed Care Organizations, Veteran Service Officers, and other transportation providers

Western Wisconsin Regional Transportation Coordinating Committee (WWRTCC) is dedicated to the implementation of coordinated multi-county responsive, affordable, accessible, transportation for everyone.

WWRTCC is comprised of citizens, public and private transportation providers, public officials, disability organizations, regional planners, community agencies, managed care organizations, employers, and others interested in increasing transportation options in Western Wisconsin.

Grant Recipient.

The Center for Independent living for Western Wisconsin/ New Freedom Transportation Program is very proud and honored to announce that we were chosen as a grant recipient by The Otto Bremer Trust for the year 2020.
The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minn., that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. The Otto Bremer Trust is a 92 % owner of Bremer Bank a regional financial service company, and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. Since its founding The Otto Bremer Trust has invested more than $700 million in people, places, and opportunities in the upper Midwest. Visit www.ottobremer.org
The grant reward will be used to provide affordable and flexible transportation for persons with disabilities, the elderly, and low income individuals who experience barriers to transportation in rural areas of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire and Polk just to name a few of The Otto Bremer Communities.
Everyone at the Center for Independent living for Western Wisconsin/ New Freedom Transportation program would like to thank The Otto Bremer Trust for investing in our program and believing in us.                Thank you !

Funding is provided by the Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin, Inc., North Country Independent Living, FTA as authorized under 49 U.S.C. 5317 (CFDA 20.521) New Freedom, and 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities” administered by WIS DOT, FTA Veteran Transportation and Community Living Initiative/Eau Claire Transit, United Way, and various other community partnering grants.