Effective March 29, 2021, METRO is providing free transportation to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments on all services, including fixed-route, demand response, and Northcoast Express. Digital or printed proof of a same-day, scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointment is required to receive free fares.
METRO RTA, Summit County Public Health, and Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro have collaborated to ensure transportation is not a barrier to accessing COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Summit County Fairgrounds. For appointments at the fairgrounds, a METRO shuttle will depart from the Independence Transit Center, or ITC (1280 Independence Ave., Akron), to the fairgrounds. The shuttle will depart based on passenger demand and will not follow a predetermined schedule. Following the appointment, the shuttle will return to the ITC. Appointments can be scheduled at www.scph.org/covid, or book by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Click here for more information.
These services are made possible through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation's Rides for Community Immunity program.