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An intra-city shuttle is the focus of a new study the Friends of the Salem Council will be undertaking through a $30,000 grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The concept of creating a city shuttle and the application for the grant were among the recommendations in Salem for All Ages, a plan created last year outlining how the city could best meet the needs of its older residents. “One of the priority items from the action plan is a focus on improving connections and transportation options for Salem seniors,” Patricia Zaido, cochairwoman of the Salem for All Ages Task Force, said in a statement. “A city shuttle system would be of benefit to residents of all ages, however, and also help lessen traffic congestion and improve quality of life overall.”

John Laidler can be reached at john.laidler@globe.com.