Monthly Archives: December 2015

7 Reasons To Ride The Bus More in 2016

New year, new you, right? With 2016 almost here, you may be searching for something meaningful to stick to in the year to come. Here’s one goal we think you should try on for size: riding the bus more. OK — We may be a little biased, but hear us out. Getting on board the… Read more »

Route 28 Extension Begins on January 11, 2016

On January 11, 2016, Route 28 will begin servicing Cascade Township. The Cascade Township Board approved a three-year trial of a bus service extension on 28th Street in October. The extension of Route 28 will allow passengers to have direct access to the Cascade Meijer location, Walmart, and the newly opened Mary Free Bed YMCA…. Read more »

Calling all Grand Rapids Job Seekers

The Rapid is seeking exceptional candidates that excel in customer service to attend a job fair on Saturday,  December 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Rapid Central Station located at 250 Grandville Ave. SW on the second floor in the Community Room. We are currently seeking to fill positions for an Information Center Representative,… Read more »

Driving Holiday Cheer

Riding the Rapid just became a little bit more festive this season! From December 12-24, some of our bus operators will don Santa hats as they get you to all of your holiday destinations. Be sure to snap a photo of your favorite holiday bus operator wearing their Santa hat and post it to our… Read more »

ICYMI: Award-Winning Neighborhood Businesses to Visit

The holiday season is the perfect time to get familiar with new businesses in and around your neighborhood. Last month Neighborhood Ventures and the Neighborhood Business Alliance celebrated local businesses during the Annual Neighborhood Business Awards. Ninety businesses out of nearly 1,700 located in 20 districts were celebrated at the event that took place at Wealthy… Read more »

Congress Reaches Agreement on 5-Year Transportation Bill

For the first time in nearly a decade, congressional leaders have struck a deal on a 5year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nations’ aging and congested highways and transit systems. The bill was unveiled on Tuesday, and it puts an end to the cycle of temporary extensions and threatened… Read more »