A proposed commuter bus line between Janesville and Whitewater could start as early as next month.
The new commuter route could be the missing link for unemployed people in Janesville looking for work.
Joshua Myers called the Rock County Job Center his home away from home. After three years of looking for work, he said his criminal record is just one of the hurdles he'll need to overcome before getting hired.
"I don't have a car, and there's no way I can get out to businesses outside of Janesville," Myers said.
But Myers isn't alone. Christopher Baumann has been out of work for about six months.
"I've had a lot of job offers out of town, but I couldn't accept them because I couldn't get there," Baumann said.
Bob Borremans, with the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, said Generac in Whitewater is looking to hire 500 new workers and is one of the co-sponsors of the proposal.