YWCA Madison

JobRide Application Process

How to Apply

Complete this online application in English, our preferred method of receiving applications.

If you would like to complete a paper application, click a link below based on the language of the application you wish to download. Then mail, fax, or bring completed application to our office.

YW Transit Program Coordinator
YWCA Empowerment Center
3101 Latham Dr.
Madison, WI 53713
T: 608.257.1436, option 2
F: 608.255.3378

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JobRide is an innovative program that provides transportation for low-income people going to/from work. Key elements of JobRide include:

  • Pre-scheduled shuttles available 24/7 throughout Dane County to meet rider needs. Vans must have a minimum of 4 riders per load to go on the road.
  • Riders agree to use service for a minimum of 4 months from the day of their first ride. Riders may sign up for Guaranteed Ride Home through the City of Madison’s Rideshare, etc. program.
  • Pre-scheduled shuttle 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every night of the year throughout Dane County. No minimum number of riders per load required. Riders agree to use service on a monthly basis. Riders may sign up for Guaranteed Ride Home through the City of Madison’s Rideshare program.
  • On-demand rideshare 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night of the year within the City and Town of Madison. Riders call the Rideline (316-6888) after 8 p.m. the night they want a ride and rides are scheduled on a first-call, first-serve basis. Because this program is operated in conjunction with YW Transit’s Sexual Assault Prevention Program, all users of this service must be those at risk of sexual assault. No ride is guaranteed.


Riders agree to pay the appropriate fare by the payment deadline. Fares will be paid by placing cash or a money order written to “YWCA Madison” in the vehicle’s drop box. Riders will not be permitted to ride if the fare is not paid. Rider fares and due dates are as follows:


Pre-scheduled One-Way Rides* $60/month
Pre-scheduled Roundtrip Rides* $120/month
One-Time Rides* $3.00/trip

*Price is only for within Madison Metropolitan Area (Madison, Middleton, Monona, & Fitchburg). Rides to/from other locations will be pro-rated based on mileage. If your income is over 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines fares will increase based on income.

Half of the monthly fares are due on the 1st and the 15th of each month or on the day of the first scheduled ride following the 1st and the 15th. One-time ride fares are due upon boarding the vehicle.

How Do I Sign Up for JobRide?

First, determine your eligibility. To qualify for JobRide, you must be living under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level:

2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Persons in Family 200% Federal Poverty Level
1 $23,540
3 $40,180
4 $48,500
5 $56,820
6 $65,140
7 $73,460
8 $81,780

To apply for JobRide, complete the  JobRide Application online.

Guaranteed Ride Home

Guaranteed Ride Home is a service that provides a ride home from work in an emergency to regular carpool, vanpool, mass transit and bicycle commuters. Once you’re enrolled in JobRide, you can register with the Rideshare, Etc. Program. You will receive a voucher good for cab fare if an emergency arises when you’re at work. More information can be found on the City's Guaranteed Ride Home website.

Trying to Find a JobRide for your Clients?

JobRide provides transportation for DVR/W-2 clients going to/from employment-related activities. Please call the YW Transit Program Coordinator at 608.257.1436, option 2, to inquire about rates and request a contract.

JobRide also provides group transportation to employment & training activities. Please call the YW Transit Program Coordinator at 608.257.1436, option 2, to inquire about rates and request a contract.


JobRide does provide wheelchair accessible transportation in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We also have access to interpretation and translation services and can provide other accommodations upon request.

For accessibility information, please contact the YW Transit Program Coordinator, at 608.257.1436 option 2.

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