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RTA providing free rides to Wolstein Center and other vaccination sites throughout county

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-15 14:37:56-04

CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will provide All Day passes good for a free ride to the Wolstein Center and other vaccination sites throughout the county from March 17 to May 8.

The passes will be distributed to hundreds of Cuyahoga County and City of Cleveland social service agencies and community centers. The $773,300 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation will also make it possible for the RTA to provide free shuttle service to parking lots near the Wolstein Center.

“RTA has ample service to the Wolstein Center, every day and all day. With more than 50+ bus routes and three rail lines, RTA makes it easy for customers to get to many of the vaccination centers across the county,” said RTA’s CEO and General Manger, India Birdsong. "We are pleased to work in concert with Cuyahoga County and City of Cleveland to distribute All Day passes to anyone who makes an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination during the promotional period."

For those who will drive themselves to the Wolstein Center, RTA will operate shuttles every 15 minutes from the five parking lots to the Wolstein Center.

ODOT’s “Rides to Community Immunity” will also fund free paratransit services on the RTA.

"For those who rely on us the most, we are pleased that we can make paratransit rides free to any vaccination site." Only existing paratransit customers are eligible for the free rides.

For more information on getting a pass to a vaccination center, contact the United Way’s 211 line or visit the Cuyahoga County website here.

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