Purpose: Assist the public health and public transportation sectors in identifying ways to collaborate to ensure all Americans living in rural and small urban communities are vaccinated.
Presenters: Ryan Brumfield, NC Department of Transportation, Elaine Haytko, Vermont Public Transit Assn., and Bill Clark, Vermont Dept. of Health
Intended Audience: Mobility management professionals, public transportation providers, state departments of transportation, and local and state public health agencies
Description: This 45-minute live (and recorded) conversation will feature two states that have developed robust statewide strategies to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations. North Carolina DOT has distributed $2.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to all 100 NC counties to support transportation operating costs to provide rides to/from vaccines. The Vermont Public Transit Assn. has long collaborated with the Vermont Department of Public Health its state public health staff, and has recently focused its efforts in ensuring community members can be vaccinated when it is their turn.