Transdev’s subsidiary Rosso in Bury, UK has stepped in to help boost the area’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign with a free travel offer.
The bus firm is offering free travel on any of its buses in the Bury Council area to and from a vaccination appointment to anyone taking up the offer of a vaccination.
The offer covers travel to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments at centers including Bury itself plus Ramsbottom and Fairfield General Hospital and provides a free return journey on any service in the Bury Council area run by Rosso and its sister companies, The Burnley Bus Company and The Blackburn Bus Company.
It is vital that all those eligible for their vaccination get their shots. We know that accessing the sites can still be a challenge for some residents – especially those without transport of their own – so I really welcome this initiative from Rosso and their parent company, Transdev. By removing barriers and making it easier for residents to get to our local sites, we hope to be able to get as many people vaccinated as we can and keep us all safe from COVID-19.
Eamonn O’Brien, Bury Council Leader
We want to do our bit to help everyone who gets the call to get the jab, without having to worry about how to get there. Our buses serve many parts of the Bury Council area and can make travelling to a vaccination appointment straightforward and hassle free. All anyone travelling to or from a vaccination has to do is show our driver a text or email on their mobile phone, or a letter or other printed document, confirming their appointment for that day – then just take a seat and leave the driving to us.
Phil Harris, Rosso Operations Manager
The free travel offer in Bury Council’s area follows the success of a similar arrangement providing travel on Transdev’s buses in Lancashire and is now in place until further notice.