SARTA will begin offering rides at no cost to the Wolstein Center mass vaccination site on Monday, March 22

Canton, Ohio - The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) will offer transportation at no cost to people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University beginning Monday, March 22. The rides will be provided on SARTA’s Route 4. Passengers must show proof that they have a vaccination appointment at the Wolstein Center when boarding the bus and will be required to wear a mask and observe the transit system’s social distancing protocols during the trip.

The Route 4 bus will depart from SARTA’s Cornerstone Transit Center and travel to the Cleveland RTA bus stop shelter on Prospect Avenue near the mass vaccination site three times per day Monday through Friday. After being vaccinated passengers will board the bus at the RTA shelter for the return trip to Cornerstone.

Detailed schedule information for Route 4 may be viewed at www.sartaonline.com/schedules. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the ride offer should check the schedule before making an appointment to be vaccinated. The Wolstein Center will dispense shots from 8 A.M to 8 P.M. seven days a week.

“We are providing the trips at no cost because we do not want a lack of transportation to prevent someone from receiving the vaccine,” SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad said. “We’ve gone the extra mile to serve the residents of Stark County throughout the COVID crisis and we will continue to do everything we can to help residents cope with the pandemic, including doing our part to bring it to an end.”

Vaccine-eligible Ohioans can make appointments to get their shot at the Wolstein Center by visiting gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov and entering zip code 44115 in the search field. Appointments may be made by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

For more information about SARTA’s efforts to provide safe and reliable transportation during the pandemic please visit https://www.sartaonline.com/preventative-covid-19-information For more information about the vaccine ride program please contact SARTA Customer Service at 330-477-2782 (opt #2).