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Release: Rep. Huot Applauds Met Council’s Free Ride Service for Healthcare Workers

Monday, April 13, 2020

St. Paul, MN – Today, the Metropolitan Council announced free transportation to the region’s frontline healthcare workers for a safe and stress-free trip to and from work. Starting Monday today, Metro Mobility will be providing free door-to-door service from home to work and work to home for any person who works at a healthcare facility, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

State Representative John Huot (DFL-Rosemount), who has focused much of his legislative work on addressing the growing needs of first responders, released the following statement:

 “Our healthcare first responders are always there for us, as they work around the clock to fight COVID-19. Ensuring they have a safe ride to work, or home after a long shift, or multiple shifts, is one small way we can give back to our local heroes.”

This new, free service will provide individual or very small group on-demand rides for essential healthcare workers, improving physical distancing for those who depend on transit, or who simply wish to utilize the ride service.

Interested essential healthcare workers must provide their employee identification badge a proof they are employed in a healthcare facility. These trips will all be following state guidelines for physical distancing and will only transport as many customers as is safe for the vehicle.