Sonoma County Transit, other agencies offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites
Local transit agencies are providing free rides to city and county COVID-19 vaccination sites with proof of appointment, according to a news release from the City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART).
Santa Rosa CityBus, Sonoma County Transit and Petaluma Transit will waive the cost of fare for residents traveling to and from vaccination sites. Paratransit, City of Santa Rosa shuttle and call-ahead services also will provide free transportation.
SMART is also providing free trips to shot sites. The rail agency is offering rides to anywhere offering vaccinations, including mass vaccination sites and hospitals.
Transit operators will request proof of same-day appointment, either in print or on their phones, when residents are boarding.
Here’s what to know about each agency:
- Santa Rosa CityBus and Paratransit will provide free rides to and from vaccination sites within Santa Rosa city limits. CityBus offers a direct shuttle service from the downtown transit mall to the vaccination site at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit srcity.org/1036/Transit-and-CityBus
- Petaluma Transit and Paratransit is offering free transportation to and from three vaccination sites in city limits. For more information, visit transit.cityofpetaluma.net
- Sonoma County Transit and Paratransit is offering free rides to and from 17 countywide sites. For more information, visit sctransit.com
- SMART is offering free train rides to and from anywhere offering vaccinations. For more information and schedules, visit www.sonomamarintrain.org.