Free rides to vaccine centers for St. Clair County, Illinois residents.
DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 26, 2021 - TransLoc, a division of Ford Motor Company and leader in mission-critical technology and transportation software solutions, announced it is providing free demand-response technology to aid in the delivery of COVID vaccine treatments in the East St. Louis, Illinois area.
TransLoc partnered with St. Clair County Transit District to launch a free COVID vaccine shuttle earlier this month using TransLoc’s OnDemand service. Residents in St. Clair County are able to receive a ride from anywhere in the county to one of two designated COVID-19 vaccine centers at no cost. After residents have received their COVID-19 shot, SCCTD contractors use TransLoc’s OnDemand concierge function to book the patient a ride home from the vaccine center, also at no cost.
“Our partnership with TransLoc started back in the Fall of 2019 when St. Clair County District launched a six-month pilot program to provide an app-based, curb-to-transit, microtransit service in East St. Louis known as the SCCTD Flyer,” said Ken Sharkey, managing director of St. Clair County Transit District. “Our relationship has continued to expand and we are excited to team with the company on this effort. Our goal in providing free transportation is simple. We want to help increase public access to these vaccinations by providing a safe, efficient, convenient and free-of-charge ride to those in our community. This includes MetroBus, MetroLink and SCCTD Express Shuttle Bus Service, as well as flexible, on-demand, shared-ride ATS service, which is supported by TransLoc.”
“Of all the programs TransLoc has had the pleasure of being a part of, this is by far the most rewarding. Tackling the coronavirus pandemic will take tremendous team effort,” Ben Haynie, interim CEO of TransLoc said. “We are thankful to SCCTD for allowing us to be a part of this historic moment and provide relief from a virus that has turned the world on its head and upended life as we know it. This program will help protect countless people against the virus and get us closer to return to normalcy.”
TransLoc delivers a one-stop-shop for transit providers seeking transit orchestration solutions. Recognized by Fast Company for its innovative technology, today TransLoc's intelligent transportation software portfolio includes flexible demand response, fixed route systems, and planning services, providing software and services for more than 1500 transit providers worldwide. Powering more than 600 million annual rides, TransLoc’s fixed route and on-demand systems are at the core of both cities and towns, and on university and business campuses. TransLoc has collectively partnered with agencies to deliver the highest level of service and win the confidence of the riding public for more than a decade.
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