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Michigan Public Transit Joins COVID-19 Efforts

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Michigan’s public transit systems are joining the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts by helping drive people with limited access to transportation to their vaccine appointments. 

Bradley Funkhouser is the chief executive officer for the Capital Area Transportation Authority. 

He says all rides to vaccination appointments will be completely free to users. 

“Here in the Ingham County, Clinton County, Eaton County Capitol region area we are providing free transportation even across county boundaries. We’ve already provided 750 rides over the last couple of weeks.” 

The funding for these services are being funneled through the Michigan Department of Transportation and Federal CARES ACT money.

To schedule a ride residents can call CATA or their local transporation service 24 hours in advance.