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Community Transit offers customers free rides to get vaccination

Community Transit bus fares are waived to/from any location that provides COVID-19 vaccines from now until June 30th. The free ride can be used to travel to mass vaccination sites, a doctor’s office, pharmacy, or wherever the customer plans to get vaccinated.
Community Transit Swift Green Line runs between Canyon Park and Paine Field. Photo courtesy of Community Transit.

From a May 24, 2021, Community Transit press release.

Starting today, Community Transit will offer people free rides on the bus to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

The free round-trip does not require customers provide any documents. They can simply state they are traveling to get the vaccine or returning from receiving it.

The free ride can be used to travel to mass vaccination sites, a doctor’s office, pharmacy or wherever the customer plans to get vaccinated.

“We want to help as many people as possible get the vaccine so that our community can enjoy a return to normal life with family and friends,” said Community Transit CEO Ric Ilgenfritz. “A free ride can make the difference for people who have not been able to get a vaccine before now.”

Community Transit worked with the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce to provide the first transit-focused mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Snohomish County at Ash Way Park & Ride. The site is easily accessible by transit; there are 17 bus routes serving this location.

Appointments are encouraged but not required. A drive-thru option is also available.

People using Community Transit’s paratransit service, DART, have had access to free rides for vaccines since February.

To plan a trip to any location, go to https://www.communitytransit.org or call (425) 353-RIDE (7433) or TTY Relay 711.

Free bus rides will be offered through Wednesday, June 30th.

Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County.

The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line along Highway 99, the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field, and the new Swift Orange Line coming to Mill Creek and Lynnwood in 2024.

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