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
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.
Additional resources from our partners:
Daily Mobility News on COVID-19
Capital Metro is installing air purification devices on its bus fleet to create an even healthier and safer environment. The devices will better circulate clean air and reduce the chance of spreading airborne viruses. The installations began in March and are estimated to be completed by the end of May. The agency also plans to install the devices on MetroAccess and MetroRail vehicles.
Just over a year ago, governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders, significantly changing day-to-day lives in an instant. Working from home, postponing travel, having groceries delivered to front doors and ordering “to go” at restaurants are just a few ways many habits have changed. But which of these changes are likely to be maintained in a post-COVID-19 world? Researchers
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