Monthly Archives: August 2015

Introducing the ArtPrize Metro Pass

With more than 400,000 visitors expected to descend on downtown Grand Rapids for ArtPrize, the international art competition has decided by public vote and expert jury recently shared their plan for affordable, accessible, and environmentally-friendly transportation solutions in 2015. ArtPrize encourages visitors to seek alternative transportation options including walking, biking and public transportation as they… Read more »

Cheers to One Year: The Silver Line Celebrates One Year of Service

Michigan’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) line hit the road August 25, 2014. Today we are wishing the Silver Line a very happy first birthday! Offering rail-like convenience, the Silver Line’s 10 dedicated BRT vehicles have traveled more than 370,000 miles in the first year of service. Traveling to 18 stations in Grand Rapids, Kentwood,… Read more »

Service Changes Coming on August 31, 2015

At the end of August, several Rapid routes will undergo changes to routing, schedules, and stop locations. The following changes will go into effect on August 31, 2015: ROUTE 2: Schedule times will be adjusted along the route in an effort to enhance schedule adherence. ROUTE 8 & 44 STOP RELOCATION: The bus stop at… Read more »

Behind The Scenes: A Look at The Rapid’s Detour Process

  During the warmer months in Michigan, it seems like everywhere you turn there’s construction underway. While Michigan’s famed “construction season” is important to transportation infrastructure, it can be a challenge for transporting our passengers where they need to go in a safe and timely manner. Have you ever wondered what the process is behind… Read more »