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Richland County Transportation Services

Richland County provides three transportation options for residents of Richland County.

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Transportation services are funded through grants, county levy and co-pay’s to the transportation program. Each year the program applies for an s85.21 grant through Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The grant is comprised of state and local match funding and is dedicated to the transportation of the elderly and disabled residents of rural counties in Wisconsin.

Richland County Public Transportation

Richland County Public Transportation is available to anyone and everyone for any purpose along one of our routes.

Overview: Click here to see our informational brochure.

  • Public Transportation available to anyone
  • Bus will pick-up within one mile of routes
  • Bus will pick-up at your home
  • $3 one-way; $5 round-trip (Pre-paid punch cards are available)
  • Six routes throughout Richland County
  • Ride to and from Richland Center on any route
  • Connect with surrounding county routes (click here for more information)
  • Reservations are required the day prior. Call 608-647-4616 for reservations
  • Bus Routes DO NOT run without reservations.
  • Contact the Transportation Coordinator if you live beyond one mile of a route for options
  • Routes do not transport on weekends or holiday’s
  • Live in Richland Center? You can ride out on any of our routes and spend the day in one of our communities or connect with surrounding counties route.

Routes: All routes originate in Richland Center and service the communities along the route.

A route will only go to the alternate destination city upon request otherwise all routes will return to Richland Center.
For example, Hwy 56 West on the 2nd Monday will only go to Viroqua if someone requests to go there, otherwise the route will come back to Richland Center for the day.


Routes Schedule

Route Days

No service on Holiday’s

Route Highway

Morning Route Pick-up

Bus leaves Richland Center by 8:15

Destination City

Afternoon Route Drop-Off

Bus leaves destination city no later than 2:00

Monday: 1st, 3rd, 4th

Hwy. 56 West

La Farge, Viola, Gillingham

Richland Center

Gillingham, Viola, La Farge

Monday: 2nd

Hwy. 56 West

Gillingham, Viola, La Farge

Viroqua(only if requested)

La Farge, Viola, Gillingham, Richland Center

Tuesday: 1st, 2nd, 4th

Hwy. 58 North

Cazenovia, Loyd, Ithaca

Richland Center

Ithaca, Loyd, Cazenovia

Tuesday: 3rd

Hwy. 58 North

Ithaca, Loyd, Cazenovia, Ironton, La Valle

Reedsburg(only if requested)

LaValle, Ironton, Cazenovia, Loyd, Ithaca, Richland Center

Wednesday: 1st, 2nd, 4th

Hwy. 14 West

Readstown, Sylvan, Bosstown, Boaz

Richland Center

Boaz, Bosstown, Sylvan, Readstown

Wednesday: 3rd

Hwy. 14 West

Boaz, Bosstown, Sylvan, Readstown

Viroqua(only if requested)

Readstown, Sylvan, Bosstown, Boaz

Thursday: 1st and 3rd

Hwy. 14 East

Spring Green, Lone Rock, Gotham, Sextonville

Richland Center

Sextonville, Gotham, Lone Rock, Spring Green

Thursday: 2nd & 4th

Hwy. 80 South

Blue River, Muscoda, Avoca, Lone Rock, Gotham, Sextonville

Richland Center

Sextonville, Gotham, Lone Rock, Avoca, Muscoda, Blue River

Friday: 1st, 3rd, 4th

Hwy. 80 North

Hub City, Yuba, West Lima, Bloom City, Woodstock, Rockbridge

Richland Center

Rockbridge, Hub City, Yuba, West Lima, Bloom City, Woodstock

Friday: 2nd

Hwy. 80 North

Rockbridge, Hub City, Yuba

Hillsboro(only if requested)

Yuba, Hub City, Rockbridge

What happens when you ride the bus?

  • Leave the driving to us and visit with other passengers, read, knit etc.
  • Passengers can visit two or three places in the destination city; as time allows
  • All passengers destinations will be coordinated to make the best use of time
  • There is no additional charge for stops in the destination city
  • Driver’s will assist passengers on and off the vehicle and help secure any packages

Where can you go in the destination city? ANYWHERE

  • Medical Appointments
  • Shopping
  • Visiting with friends and family
  • Lunch
  • Pharmacy
  • Banking
  • Post Office
  • Courthouse
  • Library

Where else does Richland County Public Transportation go?

Richland County Public Transportation connects with two other counties to help our residents travel beyond Richland County and the destination cities we transport to.

Vernon County

LaCrosse: On the days that Richland County Public Transportation transports to Readstown, La Farge or Viroqua it is possible to transfer to the Vernon County bus and go to La Crosse. Reservations are required for both the Richland County and Vernon County bus routes and can be coordinated through the Richland County Transportation Coordinator at 608-647-4616. Two days notice is needed for this coordination.

Click here to follow a link to Vernon County’s web site and transportation information

Are there day trips or group outings available through Richland County Public Transportation?

There are plans to coordinate group trips in the future. Trips in consideration are: American Player’s Theater, Richland County Fair, fall color tours, Veteran’s Day programs, Rotary lights, etc.

If you have an idea for a group trip please contact our Transportation Coordinator to make suggestions.

Groups interested in utilizing the bus for a trip can contact the Transportation Coordinator for rates.

 
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Driver Escort Program

Driver Escort program provides transportation primarily for elderly or disabled individuals to medical appointments within an 85-mile radius of Richland Center. Local taxi service provides transportation within Richland Center City limits.

Overview

  • Service is available to elderly (60+) or disabled residents of Richland County
  • Anyone can ride along on an already scheduled medical trip provided there is a seat available.
  • Transportation is primarily available for medical appointments - doctor, therapist, chiropractor, dentist, optometrist, physical therapy, etc.
  • Program is available Monday through Friday except Holidays
  • Scheduling is through the Transportation Coordinator at 608-647-4616
  • Reservations are required three working days prior to the trip
  • When possible multiple passengers will be coordinated to transport at the same time in the same vehicle. There will be wait times for passengers based on the appointment times of all passengers in the vehicle.

Co-Payments

  • 0 - 100 miles $20.00
  • 101 - 140 miles $25.00
  • 141 - 170 miles $30.00

ContinueUS (formerly Southwest Family Care Alliance): The Driver Escort Program contracts with ContinueUs – contact your Care Manager to discuss transportation options through Richland County. ContinueUs: 608-647-4729

Veterans Service Office: The Richland County Veterans Services office works with the Driver Escort Program to provide transportation to Veterans based on various factors. Contact The Veterans Services office at 608-647-6101 to see if you are eligible for co-pay assistance through their office.

Medical Assistance/BadgerCare:Persons on Medical Assistance/BadgerCare need to contact MTM, Inc. at 866-907-1493 for transportation to their medical appointments. Click here to link to the MTM, Inc. website for more information.

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Wheel Chair Lift Van

Richland County has a wheel chair lift van that is available to transport persons outside of Richland County to medical appointments within 85 miles of Richland Center.

The vehicle is available with prior reservations through the Transportation Coordinator at 608-647-4616.

Cost will be calculated based on location of passenger and medical appointment. Cost will include an hourly rate for the driver, mileage of round-trip from the Community Services Building at 221 W. Seminary Street, and a coordination fee.

Please contact the Transportation Coordinator for reservations, quotes and additional information.

Have a transportation need? Call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 608-647-4616 to ask if there is a service available that fits your situation.

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Title VI Civil Rights Compliance

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal statute and provides that no person in the United States, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Richland County operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Richland County.

For more information on Richland County’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 608-647-2197, (TTY 608-647-2197); email victor.vlasak@co.richland.wi.us; or visit our administrative office at 181 W. Seminary Street, Richland Center, WI 53581. For more information, visit, co.richland.wi.us

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC, 20590.

If information is needed in another language, contact 608-647-2197.
Si se necesita informacion en otro idioma de contacto, 608-647-2197.

Click the following links to view each document:

Richland County Transportation Program Title VI Plan
Title VI Complaint Procedure
Title VI Complaint Form


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Aging, Disability, & Resource Center
221 W. Seminary Street
Richland Center, WI 53581
Phone: 608-647-4616
Toll Free: 1-877-794-2372
Wisconsin Relay System 711
Fax: 608-647-6611
resctr@co.richland.wi.us
For Emergency Services:
Concerns involving suicide, mental health, addiction, and other crisis situations to speak with a crisis professional.
844-610-6706
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Contact the Richland County Sheriff's Department for concerns involving child abuse or neglect to request the Children's Services On-Call Worker.
608-647-2106
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