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Ride to Hope

For information about how to schedule your vaccine appointment, visit Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine. Residents who don't have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Booking a trip to COVID-19 vaccination sites

  • All individuals with proof of a COVID-19 vaccination appointment are eligible for free transportation service through CATA. Drivers may also request that passengers provide proof of appointment upon boarding a vehicle.

  • Rides are available seven days a week to vaccination sites and events throughout Ingham County during CATA’s regular service hours, Monday through Friday, 5:45 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 7:45 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 8:15 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • CATA call takers are standing by at 517-394-2282 to schedule trips, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please make your ride reservation at least one day in advance of your appointment date. Verification of vaccine appointment will be required when the ride is reserved.

  • Individuals riding with CATA to a drive-thru site will remain in the vehicle for the duration of the vaccination process.

  • CATA’s regular fixed-route service may be boarded at no cost by those who present proof of a vaccination appointment to and from bus stops near walk-in vaccination sites.

  • Clinton Transit (989-224-8127) and Eatran (517-543-4087) also offer free transportation to vaccination sites for those with a confirmed appointment.

  • CATA, Clinton Transit and Eatran serve the tri-county community year-round and will proudly step up to do more in emergencies. Our assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic is only now beginning.

Click the image below to read our blog about this campaign.

       Ride To hope blog