Flint is an industrial city located in central Michigan and just an hour drive from Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor. It is the original home of several General Motors factors and has a rich history of the American automotive industry. Today, the city’s classic brick streets and scenic architecture resemble the old but bring about the new. Flint’s poor economy has encouraged many new businesses to absorb downtown space to help revitalize the once culturally rich district.
Flint is a great town to explore by car, mainly because of its excellent network of roads and highways that connect the city and suburbs. The area helped popularize automobiles, making it no surprise that it has a well-structured and maintained structure for drivers to get around town. The Mass Transportation Authority, on the other hand, is the city’s public transit agency and offers an alternative to driving. Buses serve the city and inner suburbs through 14 routes that collectively cover most of Flint's 31 square miles. Unfortunately, buses run a few times an hour, so riders should budget plenty of time for travel. However, if you expect to stay within the downtown area, walking is definitely a viable alternative to the MTA.