Free Vaccine Transportation for Seniors
Carbon Transit has a partnership agreement with Carbon County to provide free door to door service for seniors 65 and above to travel to and from COVID 19 vaccination appointments.
How the partnership works is that seniors can travel under the CT Shared Ride for Seniors program, which is a door to door paratransit van service which is already in place. Normally, seniors have to pay a fare to ride the Shared Ride service. Carbon County has agreed to pay that fare for seniors who are using Shared Ride to get back and forth to a vaccine appointment. This will remove the barrier of having to pay the fare.
What seniors should know:
- If you are already registered for the Shared Ride service with Carbon Transit (CT), you just need to call the normal reservation line 888-253-8333 (option 4) and make a reservation for your trip. When you do, you should let the reservation agent know that they are riding to/from a vaccine appointment so LANTA can code it as fare free.
- If you are not currently registered for CT Shared Ride service, you should call 888-253-8333 (option 4) or go to carbontransit.com to find out how to get registered.
- When scheduling your vaccine appointment, you should make an appointment at one of the physical locations in Carbon County (i.e., medical clinics, medical office, pharmacy) and NOT one of the drive through locations. CT vans will not go through a drive through location. CT Shared Ride service is available Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, so schedule your appointment for a time when the service is available.
- Once registered for the service and when you have a vaccine appointment, you can call up to 14 days in advance of your appointment to set up your ride, and must call no later than 4:30 PM the day prior to you appointment. The reservation line is 888-253-8333 (option 4) and is open 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM seven days a week.