Meet the Winning Teams

Through eight Paradox Prize pilots, the Fund and its partners are supporting a range of solutions to address worker mobility challenges across multiple geographies and sectors. Operating across seven counties, the pilots have so far enabled more than 600 residents to connect to jobs or access employment opportunities that were previously unavailable to them due to lack of transportation. 

The funded ideas are, among other things, improving the effectiveness of transportation agencies, testing new fixed routes or first-mile/last-mile solutions that align to workforce needs; expanding on-demand vanpool services in rural communities; integrating transportation into workforce development programming; enabling employer-designed solutions to improve attraction and retention; and supporting community-based solutions that leverage existing assets and improve job access.

The pilot teams you’re about to meet are more than just winners of The Paradox Prize:

They are trailblazers, forming uncommon partnerships to address a common problem and putting their resources together to try something new. We hope their solutions inspire others to create a region where affordable, accessible and efficient mobility options abound.

1 Let’s Get to Work Lorain County!

2 Rural Mobility Solutions

3 FlexRide

4 Stark Career Connect

5 Career Access Navigation

6 Transit GO

7 Get2Work Now

8 Healthy Transportation Choices

Let’s Get to Work Lorain County!

Offering around-the-clock access to jobs.

Rural Mobility Solutions

Bringing on-demand transportation service to rural areas.

FlexRide

Connecting workers to job hubs through door-to-door service.

Stark Career Connect

Integrating mobility solutions with workforce development services.

Career Access Navigation

Expanding transportation options for job seekers.

Transit GO

Partnering with employers to provide transportation benefits.

Get2Work Now

Making in-roads to careers through under-utilized assets.

Healthy Transportation Choices

Providing mobility choices and incentives to improve employee retention and attraction.