The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has announced new express lane service to L.A. vaccination sites for seniors and paratransit clients.
LADOT Cityride, which provides on-demand transportation to eligible seniors and individuals with accessibility needs, is offering the express service, which will pick up Cityride members who have a scheduled vaccination appointment on request and provide transportation directly to the front of the line. The vehicle will wait while the individual receives their vaccination and return them to their point of origin at no charge.
“Transportation should never be the gap that stands between our residents and the vaccine,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said “Vaccines are our ticket to ending this pandemic, and this program will help break down a barrier that can keep our most vulnerable residents from accessing these life-saving doses.”
Express lane service is available for appointments at vaccinations sites at Dodger Stadium; California State University, Los Angeles; and the Forum in Inglewood. Riders must have an appointment for vaccination and be an active Cityride participant to use the service. The vaccine will be given in the van. The driver will remain in the vehicle with the passenger during the entire process.
Clients should book trips one to two business days in advance and should state that a trip is needed for a vaccine appointment. Trips must be made during normal business hours.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, LADOT Transit has stepped up to protect the health and safety of our communities,” LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds said. “The Cityride Express Lane service is just the latest example to help those who may struggle to access drive-through vaccination locations. I encourage everyone eligible to take advantage of this service and get vaccinated.”
For information, visit adottransit.com/cityride.
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