COVID-19 Resource Center

Covid-19 Resource Center

Mobilizing Transit and Public Health Partnerships for Covid-19 Vaccinations

Mobilizing Transit and Public Health Partnerships 
for COVID-19 Vaccinations

NCMM hosted three 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.  Our first webinar featured the work of Spartan Transit in Levelland, TX and Twin Transit in Lewis County, WA. The second webinar took a statewide perspective, showcasing work done by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Vermont Public Transit Association. The third webinar focused on Flint MTA in Flint, MI and important work being done in Oxford, OH. You can find brief write-ups on some of the programs below. 

SPARTAN Transit Services
Levelland, Texas

SPARTAN Transit used their Mobility Hub as a mass vaccination site, in addition to offering free rides to vaccine appointments.

Twin Transit
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
North Carolina

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 info@nc4mm.org.

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Daily Mobility News on COVID-19

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