Des Moines Food Truck Program Begins Friday

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The food truck pilot program kicks off on Friday morning.

The new program allows vendors to set up in four designated zones around Des Moines. They are allowed to operate the trucks starting at 5:30 a.m. and must close by 1:30 a.m.

The four designated zones mobile food truck vendors can park at and sell to the public include the Western Gateway, near the Iowa Events Center, west of the Polk County Courthouse, and the west side of the East Village.

The six month trial of the program will cost drivers $900.

However, due to city council just approving the program officially on April 6, vendors say it will take some time before they are all ready to set up on the streets.

Officials with the food truck association say that many of the trucks will hit the streets in May.