HopSkipDrive Launches in Madison, Wisconsin!
Written by Karen Sampson
We are excited to announce that we are launching in the Madison, Wisconsin, area! HopSkipDrive now operates in 18 major markets across 8 states and Washington D.C., and has contracts with 300+ school districts and county government agencies.
In the Madison market, HopSkipDrive is partnering with nearly all of the school districts in Dane County, including Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.
HopSkipDrive is trusted by schools and school districts nationwide as a solution to simplify specialized transportation for students with IEPs, students experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care, as well as students with transportation needs that may not fit neatly into a bus routing plan.
As a transportation solution for general education populations, HopSkipDrive alleviates the damaging results of school bus driver shortages. In fact, HopSkipDrive has been proven to be a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution when a bus is underutilized, or when there are 12 kids or fewer on a bus. Schools report reduced transportation costs, shortened student commute times and improved educational outcomes with HopSkipDrive.
Co-founder and CEO of HopSkipDrive Joanna McFarland says,
“We’re looking forward to providing a safe, dependable youth transportation solution for Madison-area schools. With approximately 75,000 K-12 students enrolled in public schools in Dane County, we’re excited to help solve transportation challenges for many of the schools in the Madison area.”
Homeless and Foster Care Liaison at Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, Paley Nordlof, says,
“We’re excited to be partnering with HopSkipDrive, and we’re looking forward to working with them to address some of the challenges related to transporting students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care in Dane County. Consistency is key for these students, and we’re pleased that HopSkipDrive’s safe and reliable youth transportation solution is now available to help with these needs in the Madison area.”
Creating opportunity for CareDrivers
HopSkipDrive is actively seeking CareDrivers in the Madison area. Being a CareDriver is a unique experience that comes with many benefits, including competitive pay, a flexible schedule and the opportunity to make a difference by helping schools and families in the local community.
Individuals who are interested in becoming a HopSkipDrive CareDriver can visit hopskipdrive.com/drive to sign up. HopSkipDrive CareDrivers have safely driven over 20M+ miles and transported 1.4M+ riders to date.