Monthly Archives: February 2016

3 Businesses Near Rapid Bus Stops To Check Out While You Wait

 Winter in Michigan is a truly beautiful time. But it can also make your daily commute a little more challenging. Fortunately for those of you who ride the bus, getting on board means avoiding scraping and de-icing your car, driving on slick roads and beating the general stress of winter travel. So, you’ve planned your… Read more »

More Generations of Americans Steering Clear of Driving

Many Americans are opting out of driving. And before you jump to conclusions, it isn’t just millennials. In fact, the trend putting down the car keys is gaining the most traction with middle-aged adults. “Over the past several decades, particularly for the youngest age groups, there’s been a pretty large decrease in the number of… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to these Valentine’s Day Events

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Why not surprise your sweetheart with a romantic date that you can get to via a cozy and convenient bus? We’ve got the perfect list of things to do around Grand Rapids in the days leading up to and on Valentine’s Day. The best part? You don’t need to drive… Read more »

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $57 Million for Laker Line Bus Rapid Transit Project

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget includes $57 million for the construction of Grand Rapids’ Laker Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. The project is one of 31 transportation projects in 18 states recommended to receive a share of $3.5 billion in federal funding through the Federal Transit… Read more »

6 Places to Get Paczki to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Paczki Day, also known as Fat Tuesday, is just around the corner! Fortunately for you, there are several locations throughout The Rapid’s service area where you can get your hands on this tasty polish doughnut. Never heard of this delicious treat? We’ve got the scoop. Paczki — pronounced as “POONCH-key” or “POUNCH-key”–  are doughy, fried, sweetness… Read more »