Community Area Busing

A nonprofit organization

$1,561 raised by 23 donors

52% complete

$3,000 Goal

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By providing a gift, you are supporting WeCAB's mission to provide safe, affordable, and flexible supplemental transportation through a network of volunteers. 

When Metro Transit officials cut back public bus service to the west metro community of Mound in 2010, it didn’t sit well with Mike Skinner. Skinner, who is legally blind, uses public transportation extensively and felt that others would also be inconvenienced — or worse — by the elimination of weekend bus service and the reduction in downtown runs during the week.

To help those in need, Skinner and several community leaders created WeCAB ——a grass-roots ride system that pairs riders with volunteer drivers in five adjoining west metro communities. “We imagined it might be exclusively senior citizens,” said Pam Myers, retired school superintendent and WeCAB volunteer. “We were wrong.”

The ride system has helped people looking for jobs who don’t have a car, seniors no longer able to drive, single moms who need to drop off a child or visit a food shelf, and people who need daily chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

WeCAB provides rides when public transportation is not available or too complicated. Riders must be registered with WeCAB and live in either the Carver County or Westonka (part of Hennepin County) service areas. Volunteer drivers are trained and background checks are performed. Rides are accepted based on volunteer availability.

In 2022, WeCAB had 46 volunteer drivers, 1,027 registered riders, and drove 30,370 miles. WeCAB has a small staff and is extremely dependent on volunteers and donors to provide this transportation service. 

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Area Busing

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Community Humanitarian Aid Volunteer


5341 Maywood Rd
Mound, MN 55364