Greater Lansing Bus Services Offering Rides to Vaccination Clinics
Need a ride to your nearest vaccination clinic? The Capital Area Transportation Authority, Eatran and Clinton Transit are scheduling rides for people with appointments at a vaccination clinic.
According to the Lansing State Journal, the transit services require people have proof of an appointment before reserving a ride. Some are free and others are low cost.
Lolo Robison, who is CATA's director of marketing and customer experience, said due to heavy demand for and shortages of vaccine supplies, individuals will be required to demonstrate proof of a confirmed vaccination appointment when reserving a trip. (LSJ)
Public transit is best when it meets the needs of the community and are responsive to that need. And right now that need is to help people get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
At this point, CATA is charging $5 fare and accepting Spec-Tran passes for the rides. However, for those who are unable to pay the fare may get special consideration.
Eatran, which covers much of Eaton County, is offering rides to a vaccination clinic if people have a pre-scheduled vaccination appointment.
Malissa Schutt, executive director of Clinton Transit, said that her agency, CATA and Eatran have partnered to make sure everyone who needs a ride for a vaccination can get one, regardless of where they live or need to go. (LSJ)
CATA for example, can schedule rides to Ingham County's site at the MSU Pavilion, Sparrow's drive-thru center at Frandor, McLaren Greater Lansing or the Lansing Mall.