Just Food Partners with Lawrence Transit
In February 2021, Lawrence Transit changed its cart policy to be responsive to rider needs by allowing personal carts or strollers to be used on board without being stowed, so long as they can be moved for accessibility reasons. For many Just Food shoppers, navigating the bus system was a challenge without the use of bus carts to safely and easily move their groceries.
Lawrence Transit also recently received funding from KDOT through their Access Innovation and Collaboration grant for 20 cart-friendly flip-seat retrofits that would advance our equity goals by making the bus more practical to use for grocery shopping with a cart.
Last week, Lawrence Transit delivered 30 bus-ready grocery carts to Just Food. This is part of a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant through the Douglas County Community Foundation received in late 2021, focused on removing barriers to food access.