In partnership with SJReady, San Joaquin County’s Office of Emergency Services, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will be providing free rides beginning Tuesday, March 16, to passengers on all fixed-route buses traveling to SJReady COVID-19 vaccine sites.
“This is another great opportunity to break down a barrier for our community in getting access to the COVID vaccine,” said Dr. Maggie Park, San Joaquin County Health Officer. “As we stand up more fixed vaccination locations, we hope our residents can take advantage of this service to get to their vaccination appointment and help end this pandemic soon.”
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with and support San Joaquin County’s Office of Emergency Services to provide transportation for this essential effort,” said RTD Board Chair Michael Restuccia.
“Fixed-route buses can take you directly to the Delta College, Manteca Transit Center, and Lodi Grape Festival Grounds site,” said Transportation Superintendent Cameron Isaacson. “RTD is providing a special shuttle service from the Union Transfer Station to the Robert Cabral Agricultural Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”
To ride free, book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at https://myturn.ca.gov or www.SJReady.org, then show your appointment confirmation on a print out or on your phone to the operator when boarding.
Sites and days included are: San Joaquin Delta College—Shima Parking Lot, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Robert Cabral Agriculture Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Manteca Transit Center, 220 Moffat Blvd, Manteca, CA from Monday through Friday, noon to 7 p.m.
For more information about SJReady and vaccine events, visit www.SJReady.org.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. For more information, visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.