Monthly Archives: September 2016

Places to go: 10 Transit-Friendly October Events


Ah…autumn! Bring on the crisp weather, sweaters and falling leaves.Get the most out of the month of October by packing your event calendar with fun things to do. Whether it’s taking in the art and culture of the city or doing something spooky for Halloween, The Rapid can get you there! Relax and leave your… Read more »

Park Once & Ride for Free around Downtown Grand Rapids


NPO Showcase – Mobile GR & Grand Rapids Parking Department from GRTV on Vimeo. Don’t miss this GRTV NPO showcase segment with Grand Rapids Economic Development Services Managing Director Kara Wood. She shares the many changes that have been made to Grand Rapids’ parking and public transportation systems. Seeking to alleviate traffic and parking downtown,… Read more »

The Rapid Receives National Honor for “There’s More to the Ride” Campaign

APTA Award

This past April, The Rapid launched a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience. We’re proud to announce that these stories have received national recognition. The Rapid is among the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) winners announced during the… Read more »

Travel Smarter to ArtPrize Eight

Route 11 downtown

The transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a giant art gallery is well underway. ArtPrize is almost here with opening day starting this Wednesday, September 21 running through October 9. And in ArtPrize’s eighth year as an event, there’s even more to love. Once again, The Rapid and ArtPrize have partnered up to offer the coveted ArtPrize Metro… Read more »

Get Your ArtPrize Metro Pass Beginning Sept. 18


Are you ready to check out the world’s most attended art event? ArtPrize 2016 is almost here! Running from Sept. 21 through Oct. 9, ArtPrize Eight will once again transform downtown Grand Rapids into an art museum, performance venue and a chance for public input about art. Founded in 2009 by Rick DeVos as an… Read more »

DASH Around Downtown Grand Rapids


ArtPrize is just around the corner. Forget driving around downtown Grand Rapids searching for the perfect parking spot. Now, the City of Grand Rapids and The Rapid have made major modifications to the city’s DASH and Silver Line bus services so that parking and getting around the city will be easier than ever before. These new modifications… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to The Conscious Collective


Seeking gently loved items to add to your fall wardrobe?Look no further than The Conscious Collective! Located at 445 Bridge Sweet Northwest in Grand Rapids, you can get on board Routes 7, 9, and 19 to visit this local shop. The Conscious Collective is located in a gorgeous building, nestled between other great businesses, on… Read more »

Ride DASH to Receive a 20 Percent Dining Discount


Riders who take advantage of the City’s new and improved free DASH shuttle service at least once Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Tuesday, Sept. 13, can enjoy bargain pricing on meals at more than a dozen of Grand Rapids’ most popular Downtown destinations as part of a special “DASH & Dine Discount” promotion. “We believe the… Read more »

Places to Go: Ride The Rapid to these September Events


Hello September! While summer may be winding down, there’s no shortage of events to enjoy this month. From numerous happenings at Grand Rapids parks to ArtPrize, there’s something for everyone to get out and enjoy this month. Grab your bus pass and get on board The Rapid to ride to these great events: 1. Monarch… Read more »