Ride to Groceries bus showing bins to hold grocery bags while traveling.

Ride to Groceries

MTA provides rides to grocery stores for individuals throughout Genesee County. There are two types of Ride to Groceries service – through our Primary Route service and through Your Ride services.

Bus Route

To assist the community with their shopping needs several of the MTA Primary Routes provide access to groceries stores within the Flint area including the Dort-Averill Route which connects individuals to the Court Street Walmart. Click here to review the different Primary Route schedules https://www.mtaflint.org/primary-routes/ or call Customer Service for more information at 810.767.0100.

Guidelines for Using MTA’s Primary Routes for Shopping:

  • Bag Limit: Only two bags, or as much as a passenger can carry in one trip, are allowed on board.
  • Driver Assistance: Drivers do not assist with carrying packages or groceries.
  • Safety Requirements: Strollers and shopping carts need to be folded during transportation.

Through Local Your Ride Centers

MTA’s Your Ride Service provides rides to groceries stores throughout Genesee County. Your Ride services are for seniors, individuals who have a disability, and for those who do not live on a bus route. Passengers can call Your Ride at 810.767.5571 to schedule a ride. Certain limitations may apply to the number of groceries bags brought on to the vehicle. For more information about using Your Rides for your shopping needs call Customer Service at 810.767.0100.