Monthly Archives: December 2016

Places to go: January 2017 Event Guide

Ride The Rapid bus

The start of a new year means a fresh chance to get out and explore. What better way to take in the city than riding the bus to an event. We know what you’re probably thinking. Cold, snowy weather isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite time to venture to the bus stop. But riding the bus can… Read more »

Top 10 Posts of 2016

Ride the Rapid on Fulton Street

It’s hard to believe 2016 is almost over. Take a look back at some of the top Get on Board posts from this past year. The Rapid & Friends Celebrate Route 28 U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $57 Million for Laker Line Bus Rapid Transit Project Students’ Poetry Takes a Ride on the Rapid DASH and… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Second Dance Consignment Shop

Second Dance GR

Are you in need of a new dress this winter? We know of a place where you can find something that will make you look like a million bucks without breaking the bank. We’ve partnered with FOX 17 to bring you a new local business to check out with a deal we know you’ll love…. Read more »

New Poll: Voters in Presidential Election Express Bi-partisan Support for Public Transportation Investment

The Silver Line

In the wake of the presidential election, there are few issues that unite Americans more than the critical need to ensure public transportation infrastructure continues to connect our communities. Recently, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a poll conducted immediately after the election that shows strong support for continued investment in public transportation, including… Read more »

Finding Santavious his Forever Family

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This week, we had a special guest with us at The Rapid. As a part of FOX 17’s Forever Home series, we had the opportunity to meet a boy with a two big dreams. His name is Santavious and he’s 11-years-old. He has been waiting two years to be adopted and find his forever family…. Read more »

Ride The Rapid to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Grand Rapids Children's Museum Mosaic

If you’re looking for some indoor fun this month, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is the place to go! Once again, we’ve partnered with FOX17 to bring you an awesome family-friendly deal this holiday season. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is the city’s hub for hands-on learning for kids ages 2-10. Visitors will find exhibits, workshops and… Read more »

Shop Local this Holiday Season

Art of the Table

It’s time to think small this holiday season. While Small Business Saturday may be behind us, you can still make an impact in your community by shopping at small businesses this holiday season. If you have holiday shopping to tackle, we suggest visiting local businesses to find something special for everyone on your list–and maybe… Read more »

Instagram Roundup: November 2016

It’s hard to believe November has come to an end and we’re well into December. Are you ready for 2017? Here’s a look back at some photos posted throughout November that were taken on our buses or nearby. Have you started following us yet? Check us out and tag us or use #ridetherapid next time… Read more »