Monthly Archives: September 2014

Digital Signage Takes The Front Seat On Route 6

Printed advertisements and passenger information on buses may soon be a thing of the past. As we take another step forward in our commitment to our focus in technology, we’re excited to partner with Hadley for an exclusive pilot program to test drive the latest passenger information and advertising technology. Hadley is bringing dynamic information and… Read more »

New Study Showcases Who’s Really On Board

With the United States hitting a 50-year high in transit ridership in 2013, it turns out we’re not the only ones interested in learning more about the transit riders behind the nearly 11 billion rides. Fantastic ridership numbers aside, what’s motivating transit riders across America? TransitCenter, a transportation-focused philanthropy, gets to the bottom of these… Read more »

Support Grows For Increased Federal Investment in Public Transportation

After the opening of the Silver Line, Michigan’s first bus rapid transit system, many Grand Rapidians have had their eyes opened to possibility of public transportation-fueled community transformations. Are you one of the many Americans that supports increased federal investment in public transit? To align with Congress being back in session after a brief August… Read more »

What’s Your Bus Stop Story?

When it comes to mobility choices, everyone has a story behind their choice. And for many Grand Rapidians, the bus is a means to living, working, and playing within the local service area. Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Tommy Allen Creative and the local transit advocacy team, Friends of Transit have come together to… Read more »

Explore The Silver Line Corridor One Selfie At A Time

Getting out and exploring the city isn’t always at the top of you to-do list. But that’s about to change with a little help from the Silver Line and social media. SVG Real Estate Firm has the perfect family-friendly event for anyone looking to get out and explore: The #SilverLineSelfie Scavenger Hunt. This transit-fueled event… Read more »

Riding The Silver Line To Experience ArtPrize Pathways

Choosing your transportation to ArtPrize may change the way you experience Grand Rapids’ own international art competition. This year, the Silver Line is your direct connection to ArtPrize Pathways. These four curated Pathways highlight the character of each ArtPrize neighborhood, while keeping you connected with the Silver Line. Acting as a starting point, all Pathways are 2.4 miles… Read more »

Let Us Be Your Ride To ArtPrize

In just a few weeks, 400,000 visitors will descend on Grand Rapids to experience all that ArtPrize has to offer. We at The Rapid, along with the ArtPrize team, invite visitors to explore environmentally-friendly ways to get around the event, be it by bus, bike, or on foot. ArtPrize will once again introduce Wristbands for… Read more »

7 Basics of Bus Rapid Transit

Did you know that more than 160 cities in the world have some version of bus rapid transit (BRT)? And with Grand Rapids’ Silver Line BRT as the newest addition to this list, there’s a lot more to love about BRT systems than the convenience of a smooth and efficient ride. Some of the most… Read more »

The Silver Line’s First Week By The Numbers

The Silver Line’s wheels are in motion.  So how did Michigan’s first bus rapid transit line perform in its first week? Let’s take a look. We wanted to put the numbers in context, so we pulled Route 1-Division’s ridership from this same week a year ago.  One question we received throughout the Silver Line’s development… Read more »