Uber, PayPal and Walgreens have launched an $11 million effort to offer free rides to people who can’t get to COVID-19 vaccination sites on their own. The Vaccine Access Fund will be managed by Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national nonprofit community development organization. The nonprofit will work with local community-based groups to connect people with rides. Uber and PayPal customers
Mobilizing Transit and Public Health Partnerships
for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Join NCMM for 45-minute conversations featuring practical examples of how public transit is collaborating with public health to ensure Americans have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. On April 7th, we will be joined by Flint MTA in Flint, Michigan and Nashua Transit system in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Practical examples of mobilizing transit and public health partnerships for COVID-19 vaccinations
SPARTAN Transit Services
SPARTAN Transit used their Mobility Hub as a mass vaccination site, in addition to offering free rides to vaccine appointments.
Lewis County, Washington
Twin Transit has coordinated with the local health department to offer mobile vaccination clinics and fare-free rides to vaccine appointments.
NCDOT, in partnership with the NCDHHS, has ensured every transit agency in the state has funding to offer rides to vaccinations.
Transit's Essential Role in the Vaccination Effort
Transit has long played an essential role in our communities, and transit’s role in supporting the vaccination effort across the United States is no different. In the table below, NCMM has compiled examples of how transit agencies are working with public health agencies, community health organizations, and others in their vaccination efforts. Have an example you think should be included? Please send any examples to email@example.com.
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Daily Mobility News on COVID-19
n 2020 and into 2021, transportation agencies, companies and advocacy groups acted swiftly in the face of the unique public health crisis and disruption caused by COVID-19. They provided solutions that kept frontline workers, groceries, health services and other critical needs moving. What was so shocking to many experts was not only how rapidly these responses mobilized around the world,
Now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administration for Community Living will provide nearly $100 million to improve access for people with disabilities and older adults. Most of the funds — almost $93 million — will go to aging and disability networks in every state and territory including