VaxTransit: Free Rides for COVID-19 Vaccines

More than 500 transit providers in the United States and Canada offer free rides for COVID-19 vaccines. See what’s available near you!

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When I began advocating for equity in vaccine access for transit riders in January 2021, just 15 transit providers in 9 states offered free rides for COVID-19 vaccines. In February, Mass Transit magazine published my call-to-action: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t require a car. By early March, more than 250 agencies in 25 states responded to my outreach and announced free rides for vaccines. After the American Rescue Plan became law, with $30B in federal funding for transit, the number nearly doubled, and 450+ agencies in 41 states provided free rides for vaccines. By April, more than 500 agencies in 47 states signed on to provide free VaxTransit to get shots in arms, beat the virus, and rebuild ridership.

🇺🇸 United States: Free Rides for COVID-19 Vaccines

Please check with each transit provider directly for additional details, eligibility, and instructions. Know an agency that should be added to this list? Please share details.

Alabama

Alaska

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New York

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Ohio

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Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington, DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

🇨🇦 Canada: Free Rides for COVID-19 Vaccines

Please check with each transit provider directly for additional details, eligibility, and instructions. Know an agency that should be added to this list? Please share details.

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Free Rides for COVID-19 Vaccines

Please check with each transit provider directly for additional details, eligibility, and instructions. Know an agency that should be added to this list? Please share details.

VaxTransit Branding & Communication Toolkit

Branding

VaxTransit logos for use in your customer communication and marketing materials. The logos help convey your participation to help get shots in arms, beat the virus, and build ridership.

  • EPS (52KB, best for print)
  • PNG (29KB, web)
  • SVG (11KB, web/print)

  • EPS (60KB, best for print)
  • PNG (30KB, web)
  • SVG (13KB, web/print)
  • Do not alter logo in any way
  • Logo is high-contrast for accessibility
  • Margin space equal to height of VaxTransit is required around logo
  • White or light backgrounds for majority of graphic area
  • Prominent ‘white space’ between agency and VaxTransit logos, and around text and images
  • Graphic economy – no unnecessary borders or decoration

Images on this page may not be used in any manner likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits any transit agency, of the VaxTransit campaign. Images may not be modified in any way that substantially alters the content, subject or meaning of the image. Use of an image must be accompanied by a photo credit to “VaxTransit/Stewart Mader.”

Website

Share VaxTransit information on a dedicated page on your website, or a dedicated website shared by multiple transit providers. Ask public health officials to share information about free transportation on websites dedicated to vaccine registration.

Messaging & Social Media

Share your VaxTransit program with your customers. Post it prominently on your website, and use the #VaxTransit hashtag to share vaccine access information with customers in your social media messages. Here’s a gallery of examples.

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) created a dedicated page on its website for the statewide Rides to Community Immunity program, and highlighted the program in The Loop, its weekly video update.

VaxTransit Media Coverage & Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Stewart Mader works with agencies and policy makers to build better transit, from advocacy to operations, apps to maps, and wayfinding to payment. He previously served as the first Chief Customer Experience Officer for NJ Transit‘s 270 million annual passenger trips, and guided customer experience for the Port Authority of NY & NJ‘s 80 million annual transit riders as Chair of PATH Riders Council. His insights appear in Mass Transit, Mobility Lab, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other leading publications.

Updated May 6, 2021 by Stewart Mader

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