Your Free Ride to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

February 22, 2021 SacRT in Community

Starting Monday, March 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021, SacRT will offer free transit rides for everyone who needs to get to a scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointment location. This includes all vaccination sites in Sacramento County within SacRT’s service area, including hospitals, pharmacies, and other immunization locations.

To ride free, you only need to show a COVID-19 vaccine appointment confirmation in the form of an email, text or vaccine card, which will serve as valid fare only on the date noted in your appointment confirmation to ride SacRT’s fixed-route bus, light rail, Folsom Stage Line, SmaRT Ride or SacRT GO services. Please note: free rides are not available for SacRT’s contracted services (Rancho CordoVan and Elk Grove’s e-Tran services). 

When boarding a bus, show the operator either a printout or screenshot on a smartphone, or have ready to show a fare inspector when riding light rail.

Please note: SacRT is only providing transportation, not administering the COVID-19 vaccine itself.

Sacramento County hosted COVID-19 vaccination sites are currently open for people in all tiers of Phase 1a and some populations in Tier 1 of Phase 1b, including adults 65 and older, health care workers, law enforcement and educators.

For more information on vaccinations, eligibility and appointments, visit Sacramento County’s Coronavirus vaccine website. For those who wish to be notified when they become eligible for the vaccine and schedule their appointment, you can sign up on state’s website My Turn.

SmaRT Ride and SacRT Go Now Serving McClellan Park COVID-19 Vaccine Center

SacRT has teamed up with Sacramento County Public Health and SmaRT Ride software provider Via to add a SmaRT Ride and SacRT Go stop at McClellan Park in the North Sacramento zone. The SmaRT Ride or SacRT Go shuttle will drop-off and pick-up customers between Lucas Ave and Dudley Blvd in McClellan Park. Get the McClellan Park Vaccine Shuttle Flyer.

To request a ride on SmaRT Ride, download the free SacRT SmaRT Ride app (App Store or Google Play). Visit sacrt.com/smartride to learn more. Masks or face coverings are required on transit at all times. 

Plan a Trip to Your Vaccination Site

The SacRT trip planner allows you to plan your trip on bus or light rail at: https://infoweb.sacrt.com/#/app/nextdepartures

To request a ride on SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit service, download the free SacRT SmaRT Ride app (App Store or Google Play) or call 916-321-BUSS (2877) for assistance. SmaRT Ride service is available in nine different zones throughout Sacramento County. Learn more about SmaRT Ride at sacrt.com/smartride.

SacRT GO Paratransit Services subscription customers can book a ride up to two days prior to their scheduled vaccination date. Call 916-321-BUSS (2877), select option 2 to discuss with a SacRT GO reservation specialist. Learn more about paratransit services at sacrtgo.com.

No Mask, No Ride, No Exceptions

SacRT requires anyone waiting at a station or transit center, riding transit, or visiting the SacRT Customer Service and Sales Center located at 1225 R Street, to wear a mask or face covering. Visit sacrt.com/covid19 for more on our COVID-19 precautions.