Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Rapid Introduces Propane-Fueled Vehicles Into Its GO!Bus Fleet

  We kicked off Earth Day a bit early here at The Rapid by welcoming four new vehicles into its GO!Bus service which will be fueled by clean-burning, domestically-produced, affordable propane autogas. GO!Bus is available for seniors and people with disabilities who cannot ride fixed route services. It uses smaller, cutaway vehicles for door-to-door trips. The… Read more »

Poetry On The Rapid

Have you noticed anything different while riding the bus lately? In honor of National Poetry Month, passengers on The Rapid will get more than just a daily dose of spring scenery to enjoy during their ride. Throughout the month buses are featuring poetry crafted by faculty from Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand… Read more »

The Rapid, American Seating, Grand Valley State University, Spectrum Health Stand Up For Transportation

Yesterday, The Rapid Chair Barb Holt, Grand Valley State University President Dr. Thomas Haas and American Seating Company Vice President,General Sales Manager Dave McLaughlin and Spectrum Health Senior Vice President of Public Affairs united to send a message to Congress that it’s time to find a long-term surface transportation bill. The press conference was held… Read more »

Peter Varga: Stand With Me For Transportation

Today on Stand Up for Transportation day,  The Rapid is joining with local partners, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and transportation systems, businesses, and supporters across the country to call attention to the importance of infrastructure investment and the need for a long-term surface transportation authorization bill.  MAP-21, which is the federal surface transportation… Read more »

Stand Up 4 Transportation Photo Challenge: Location List Revealed

Stand Up 4 Transportation Day takes place tomorrow, April 9. Get up and get out to show your support for transportation infrastructure! Join us as we celebrate public transportation’s progress in our community and learn more about what the future holds. Participating in our Stand Up 4 Transportation Photo Challenge will allow you to explore the… Read more »

The Rapid Board Votes Unanimously In Support Of Proposal 1

The Rapid Board of Directors, representatives of all six municipalities in The Rapid service area,  unanimously approved a resolution supporting Proposal 1 for safer roads in Michigan. In addition to fixing Michigan’s roads, new revenues will also provide additional revenues for public transportation. Here’s the official resolution of support for Proposal 1 that The Rapid Board… Read more »

Six-Year, $478 Billion Transportation Bill Heads To Congress

The calls for long-term transportation funding may be answered with the new GROW AMERICA Act. Over the past year, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has visited more than 100 communities and heard one common story – shared by all – about crumbling infrastructure and dwindling resources to fix it with. Today, Secretary Foxx sent to Congress… Read more »