Monthly Archives: March 2016

How Ride-Hailing Apps like Uber Benefit Public Transit

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Do you use Uber to get you where you need to go in times where riding the bus, bike or driving your car just isn’t possible or convenient? The ability to request, track and pay for trips via mobile devices is a game changer in the way people get around and interact with cities.  In a… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Easter Events Throughout Grand Rapids

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The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime pre-dates Christianity. And nothing says Easter quite like a good old-fashioned egg hunt! This weekend let The Rapid get you to a number of family-friendly Easter events throughout the Grand Rapids area. John Ball Park Easter Egg Hunt Don’t miss one of the largest Easter egg hunts… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to These 5 St. Patrick’s Day Events

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day safely. Let The Rapid be your designated driver.

Grand Rapids has a lot in store if you’re hoping to don green clothing and a bit of luck as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year! Travel responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day by letting us be your designated driver. And if you’re out later than we are, don’t forget that there’s always Uber to get you home… Read more »

Walkable Neighborhoods are Top Priority for Millennials & Baby Boomers

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Growing numbers of Americans young and old prefer to live in communities where stores, schools, parks, service and public transportation are within walking distance. With the release of a new report by the Regional Plan Association, it’s clear millennials and baby boomers can agree on one thing: walkability. Housing preferences in Amerca are changing. Millennials… Read more »

Public Hearings to be Held for Proposed Route 19 Realignment

We are proposing the realignment of Route 19 (currently serving Michigan and Fuller) to serve Seward and Bridge on the west of the route and Oak and Industrial Drive on the east of the route. Reasoning for Proposed Realignment The realignment of Route 19 is being proposed for a number of reasons: –  Currently, Route… Read more »

RapidConnect: New Features for Easier Travel

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Here at The Rapid we’re focused on making riding the bus as easy and smart as possible. This is why we’re excited to announce a few updates to RapidConnect, our GPS-powered real-time information tool suite. Did you notice anything new the last time you visited our RapidConnect passenger information map? Here’s a look at a… Read more »