Niagara transit operators are pleased to be providing free transit fare to residents to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. This offer is to support the health and safety of the community by providing Niagara residents with access to life saving COVID-19 vaccinations at the location they are booked to receive it.
To receive the free fare, riders are required to show the driver a vaccination appointment confirmation (e-mail or other format) to board and proof of vaccination for the return trip. This process applies for appointments for both the first and second dose. Rides can be to/from one of the 11 vaccination sites operated by Niagara Region.
Should vaccinations become available at some doctors, pharmacies or other locations, those trips also qualify under this program. Information on Niagara Region’s vaccination program.
The free rides to and from vaccination appointments are available on all transit systems in Niagara, effective March 15, 2021 until further notice. This includes:
- Fort Erie Transit
- Niagara Region Transit
- Niagara Falls Transit
- NRT OnDemand (Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, Wainfleet, West Lincoln)
- Niagara Specialized Transit
- Port Colborne Transit
- St. Catharines Transit (Thorold)
- Welland Transit
Riders with service specific transit questions should check with their local transit operator.
All riders are to observe COVID-19 protocols. Masks are mandatory on all forms of transit and physical distancing of two metres (six feet) should be maintained wherever possible.