January 5, 2022

Free Taxi Service Will Be Provided to COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Sites for Seniors 65-and-Over and Residents with Disabilities

Taxicab companies operating in Montgomery County, including Action, Anytime and Regency/Barwood, are providing free roundtrip transportation for seniors 65-and-over and residents with disabilities to COVID-19 vaccination and testing locations. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is reimbursing taxi companies for the trips.

Participants must register by calling Connect-A-Ride and get a free COVID-19 taxi code before booking.

The MCDOT program, which is funded by an Enhanced Mobility Grant from the Council of Governments, began in December.

To schedule a trip, riders should call Connect-A-Ride at 301-738-3252 and provide their name, address, phone number and age to receive a “Free COVID Taxi Code.” With the code, travelers can call one of the taxicab companies and schedule a free trip, giving them the COVID Taxi Code along with their trip information.

The participating taxi companies are:
  • Action Taxi: 301-840-1000
  • Anytime Taxi: 301-637-9292
  • Regency/Barwood Taxi: 301-990-9000 or 301-984-1900
At the end of each trip, the rider will sign a trip voucher.

“Taxi companies provide thousands of rides to seniors and the disability community in Montgomery County through the Call-n-Ride program and serve as a vital part of our transportation network,” said MCDOT Director Chris Conklin. “This program provides curb to curb service, and while it is being promoted for COVID-19 vaccination and testing, it can be used for any purpose among eligible community members.”

A Federal mandate still requires drivers and riders to wear a face covering for the duration of the trip.

To book a free vaccination appointment, find County COVID-19 testing sites and other related information, go to https://montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine.