Vine Transit Provides Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments

Date: 3/3/2021
Media Contact: Robin Craig, NVTA Communications Officer
Phone: 707-253-4599
Program supports equitable vaccine distribution by removing transportation barriers
The Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) is offering free transit rides to and from scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
To ride free, customers must show a COVID-19 vaccine appointment confirmation in print or on a mobile device at the time they board the bus.
The free rides are redeemable on all Vine Transit services, on the appointment date shown on the confirmation.
“The safety of our riders, staff, and community continues to be NVTA’s number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic” said NVTA Exceutive Director Kate Miller. “By removing transportation as a barrier, we’re protecting our community and supporting equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution.”
Three Bay Area counties are now officially prioritizing their transit drivers as emergency workers: Contra Costa, Sonoma, and now San Francisco County for providing free rides to vaccination sites. NVTA is hopeful that Vine drivers will be added to the growing number of counties supporting public transit drivers as frontline workers.
Vine drivers have been working the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic by providing food and passenger transport to vulnerable populations countywide. Vine drivers also provided emergency evacuation to Napa County during the 2020 wildfires.
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