ASHLAND — Ashland Public Transit (APT) was recently allocated funds from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) through its Rides to Community Immunity program.

Ashland Public Transit and the Ashland County Health Department are teaming up to offer free rides to any of the vaccination sites located within the county. The program is available to all Ashland County residents.

“This grant provides a wonderful opportunity for us all to work together to serve our neighbors throughout the County,” said Liz McClurg, Transit Coordinator.

Vaccine appointments must be scheduled prior to booking your ride with APT, and you can do so by visiting or checking the Ashland County Health Department’s website ( to view information on available walk-in clinics.

To schedule transportation for your appointment, please call APT dispatch at (419) 207-8240.

“The city of Ashland is trying to make it as easy as possible for anyone who wants a vaccine to get one as soon as possible,” said Mayor Matt Miller. “Thanks to this state funding we are able to help people no matter where they may live throughout our county.”

Ashland Public Transit operates Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. All of APT’s vehicles are wheelchair accessible and sanitized based on recommendations from the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and the Ashland County Health Department.

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