MTA suspends bus routes, Rides to Wellness

FLINT — The Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) has suspended its Rides to Wellness program until April 13 after one of its drivers tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The MTA is also reporting that two other employees have been tested due to exhibiting symptoms and are awaiting results.

Due to the possibility of exposure to the virus, the MTA has asked for all Rides to Wellness employees to self-quarantine for 14 days. All vehicles and the Rides to Wellness buildings will be fully sanitized and disinfected, and the MTA will continue to monitor all employees and will decide on reopening as events dictate.

The MTA has also suspended its Fixed Route Bus Service until at least May 4. However, MTA’s Your Ride will continue to offer limited service for essential trips only. These include work rides for employees who are deemed essential such as health care workers and grocery store employees; medical and pharmacy trips; and trips to the grocery store.

Your Ride trips will be provided at the Reduced Fare of $2.25/each way. If you need a ride and it is essential, please contact Your Ride at 810-767- 5541. — B.G.