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Mar 01

SamTrans offers free rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 7:08 pm by Clay Curtin

SamTrans is now offering free bus rides on existing service to COVID-19 vaccination sites for people living or working within San Mateo County. For people interested in the free bus ride, passengers going to a vaccination site must let the bus operator know as soon as they board the bus and show proof of the vaccine appointment or a vaccination card. Fares to vaccination sites are waived until further notice.

Redi-Wheels and Redi-Coast paratransit services will also offer eligible participants free rides to and from vaccination sites. Riders need to indicate while booking their reservation that the trip is for the purpose of a COVID-19 vaccination. Staff will then alert the driver that the rider is not required to pay the fare.

All of SamTrans' buses are accessible, and many persons with disabilities are able to use the regular fixed-route bus service. However, if you are unable to use fixed-route transit for some or all of your trips, you may be eligible for paratransit. If you are unsure, call SamTrans at 650-508-6241. Reservations are available with the paratransit program for certified customers. Riders may call to reserve a trip from one to seven days in advance and any cancellations must be made at least two hours before your scheduled pickup time.

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