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
Slowing the spread of COVID-19: Review of “Social distancing” interventions deployed by public transit in the United States and Canada
This paper: Reviews the interventions deployed by public transit operators to comply with social distancing measures. Explores operational changes recommended to facilitate physical distancing. Analyzes the impacts for transit operators and challenges for passengers to return to public transit post pandemic. Discusses the challenges for transit to return to pre-pandemic conditions and some solutions explored.
Public buses and trains would seem to be obvious COVID super-spreader sites. No matter how carefully or frequently disinfected they are, the mere turnover of people and difficulty of social distancing in cramped vehicles has sent ridership plummeting. Once a beacon of hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a way to level the economic playing field between the haves
People without vehicles in Lorain County could face challenges getting to vaccine clinics. That’s why Lorain County Public Health is working to get people a ride to a clinic if they need it.