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.
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