Public Transit Systems Provide Free and Low-Fare Vaccination Rides
A growing number of public transit agencies are providing marginalized populations free or low-fare rides to confirmed COVID-19 vaccination appointments. To date, public transit agencies representing more than half of the state's 83 counties have joined the "Ride to Your Dose of Hope" service from Michigan's transit systems.
Michigan residents needing a free or low-fare ride to a COVID-19 vaccination should contact their local transit agency or local health department to determine if transportation is available in their area.
Participating public transit systems as of April 2
Ride to Your Dose of Hope was proposed by Bradley T. Funkhouser, chief executive officer of the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), which serves the Greater Lansing area, and regional partners Eatran in Eaton County and Clinton Transit in Clinton County. Under the program, buses and special transportation vehicles operated by Michigan transit systems will take people who lack access to regular transportation to vaccination events and sites.