Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ride The Rapid to 2015 Halloween Destinations

Let us be your ride to all of the Halloween fun taking place throughout Grand Rapids! With Halloween landing on a Saturday this year, there’s a number of exciting and spooky events to fill your day. Leave your car at home (especially if you’re planning on celebrating with Halloween drinks) and let us get you… Read more »

Celebrating Connectivity: Sidewalks Completed along 28th Street

A major milestone was achieved this week with the completion of continuous sidewalks from Kalamazoo Avenue to Patterson Avenue along 28th Street. These sidewalks now physically connect Grand Rapids and Kentwood to Cascade Township. ¬†After seven years and nearly $2 million in federal, state and local dollars, seven miles of sidewalks in this busy business… Read more »

The Rapid wins American Public Transportation honors for Creative Excellence

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the winners of its annual AdWheel Awards at the APTA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, including three top honors for Greater Grand Rapids very own public transportation system, The Rapid. The awards recognize public transportation systems and business members for excellence in advertising, communications, marketing and promotion. The… Read more »

Route 28 Will Extend to Cascade Township

Recently, the Cascade Township Board approved a three-year trial of a bus service extension on 28th Street.¬†Beginning as early as January 2016, Route 28 will extend service east into Cascade Township. Providing public transportation to and within Cascade Township has been a goal of The Rapid and Cascade Township officials for some time.With the extension… Read more »

6 Apps for Easier Travel on The Rapid

Calling all smartphone users! Staying connected to your bus is even easier with the help of a variety of apps that are now readily available to Rapid riders. Early last summer we received verification of our General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS). This means that Google can now access our transportation schedules associated with GPS information…. Read more »

Get on Board to Ride Your Way to ArtPrize

  ArtPrize is the perfect excuse to get out and rediscover downtown Grand Rapids. But with so many people enjoying this event, travel can be a challenge. Whether it’s hunting for a parking spot or battling traffic in your car, you can avoid these stressors by riding the bus to access all that ArtPrize has… Read more »