In response to the increased need for access to COVID-19 vaccination appointments, Clinton Transit, a rural public transportation system serving Clinton County, is expanding service to Saturdays.
Starting April 17, the Blue Bus will now be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday for Clinton County passengers. This is in addition to their already established service hours of Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. As these additional service hours are rolled out, community members will need to schedule Saturday rides by 6 p.m. the Friday before. All rides continue to be fare-free.
“Public transit works best when it meets the need of the community and are responsive to that need,” says MaLissa Schutt, Executive Director of Clinton Transit. “We recognize that more and more people need help in getting to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. We hope by expanding our service to Saturdays it gives riders the access they need.”
Transportation requests to vaccination appointments are not limited to service days and times or within Clinton County. Riders simply need to disclose at the time they are scheduling their ride that the ride is for their vaccination appointment. No further proof of appointment is necessary.
In addition to vaccination appointments, riders will now be able to use public transportation on Saturdays for all essential needs, to patronize local businesses, and more. Office hours will remain Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We know how important public transit is to keep people connected in all different areas of their life,” says Schutt. “Our riders rely on us to take them other places like visiting a family member, their job, and to pick-up groceries or a prescription. People want to be out in their community. Life doesn’t stop happening on Fridays.”
Clinton Transit is a public transit system that keeps people connected throughout Clinton County. Fondly known as the Blue Bus, Clinton Transit’s demand response system responds to ride requests and provides safe, reliable transportation for all county residents.