Anyone Who Shows Proof of Vaccination from June 15 through July 14 at Participating Transportation Redemption Center Will Receive Unlimited Seven-Day Public Transportation Pass
Incentive Program Highlights Importance of Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine, Builds on Various Incentives to Encourage More New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the State is partnering with six public transportation providers in Upstate New York to incentivize more New Yorkers to get vaccinated. The six providers cover the Capital, Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier regions. Anyone who receives their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at any provider in New York State between June 15 and July 14 and presents proof of vaccination at a participating transportation redemption center no later than July 14 will receive an unlimited seven-day public transportation pass for a participating provider's transit network.
"Our incentive programs have pushed more New Yorkers to pull up their sleeve and have helped get us to the brink of crossing that critical threshold in our statewide vaccination rate," Governor Cuomo said. "The vaccine continues to be our single best weapon against the virus, and if you get your first shot by July 14, you will qualify for seven days of free transportation at one of six major public transportation networks in Upstate New York."
The participating providers include:
- Capital District Transportation Authority
- Greater Glens Falls Transit
- Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
- Central New York Regional Transportation Authority
- Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit
- Broome County Transit
These six participating public transportation systems provided a combined 46 million trips in 2019.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state's vaccination effort.
New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at [email protected]. Hotline staff will route complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure New Yorkers are not being taken advantage of as the State works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.