Posts By: Peter Varga

Moving on After 20 Years at The Rapid

Peter Varga CEO of The Rapid

By now you’ve probably heard the news. I will be leaving The Rapid at the end of my current contract, which is in effect through September 30, 2018. This decision was made with my wife, who recently retired, and my family. At this point in my life, I am looking for more flexibility in work… 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 »

Peter Varga: Stand With Me For Transportation

Today on Stand Up for Transportation day,  The Rapid is joining with local partners, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and transportation systems, businesses, and supporters across the country to call attention to the importance of infrastructure investment and the need for a long-term surface transportation authorization bill.  MAP-21, which is the federal surface transportation… Read more »

Why Millennials Are Shifting Commuter Trends

America’s future may be riding on public transportation, but the true keepers of public transit’s destiny are millennials. While they’re often stereotyped in daily news headlines, this tech-savvy civic-minded generation knows how to get around. In fact, nearly 70 percent of millennials use multiple modes of transportation to get around the city or suburbs, with… Read more »

Watching Public Transportation Grow In Grand Rapids

This December marks my 20th year at The Rapid. During my time here, we’ve seen a lot of changes. To name a few, there have been new routes and better frequencies to the planning and implementation of Michigan’s very first bus rapid transit line. And more service has brought more riders. In fact, I’m proud… Read more »