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Flint to test bus route to ease access to fresh food

Associated Press

Flint — Public transit officials in Flint plan to test a new bus route to ensure that residents have easier access to fresh food amid the shutdown of some big grocery stores in the area.

The Flint Journal reports that starting Friday the Mass Transportation Authority will offer a route on a pilot basis entitled “Ride for Groceries.”

The route will operate 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. It includes a Kroger store in Flint and a Wal-Mart store in Burton.

The update is part of an effort to ease concerns that people had about getting to grocery stores. Meijer and Kroger earlier announced store closing plans in the area.