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Valley Metro Repurposes Retired Bus as Mobile Market

Valley Metro in Phoenix has joined in a fresh food initiative that transports a mobile produce market to underserved neighborhoods. The initiative offers fresh, affordable fruit and vegetables out of a retired Valley Metro bus.

“We understand the value of healthy communities to enhance the quality of life for our riders,” said Valley Metro Board Chair and Mesa Councilmember Scott Somers. “The Fresh Express bus will provide easier access to affordable, nutritious food that will help nurture the community’s youth.”

The urban cores of Phoenix and Tempe are considered “food deserts” because of limited access to grocery stores. The retrofitted  Valley Metro bus can travel to schools, senior centers, parks, churches, and other places.

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