Posts By: The Rapid

Smart Tips for Safer Winter Bus Riding

Don’t let a little snow and ice stand in the way of your bus ride. Winter may not officially be here yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start preparing for your winter bus travel. As you ride the bus this winter, here are a few smart habits to practice for a safer… Read more »

Motivational Mondays: Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's Association: A world without Alzheimer's Disease

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. This disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 180,000 people in Michigan have the disease. In our new partnership with FOX 17, we’re featuring organizations and stories to motivate you to make our community a better place. Last week, we featured The Greater… Read more »

Make Your Voice Heard on November 7

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On Tuesday, November 7, a renewal of The Rapid’s operating millage will be on the ballot. We have been operating public transportation service for seven years under the current mill rate of 1.47. We are asking the public to renew the rate for an additional 12 years. A renewal of this millage ensures the continuation of… Read more »

10 Transit-Friendly November Events

November Events

Cold weather and shorter days are here to stay as we welcome November. Fortunately, there is still so much to do throughout Grand Rapids before winter arrives. Comedy, shopping, museum days and delicious food and drink specials will fill up your calendar this month. Avoid the hassle of parking and ride with us to make the… Read more »

Local Priest Champions Public Transportation in Grand Rapids

Father Mark smiling on the bus.

It wasn’t exactly divine providence that The Rapid bus service was there to serve the Rev. Mark Przybysz in his time of need. Rather, Przybysz himself was integral to ensuring that the Grand Rapids area’s mass transit system had expanded over the years — and therefore could conveniently get him to wherever he had to… Read more »

The Silver Line: More than a Name

Silver Line

Michigan’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) line, currently known as the Silver Line, may be in for a name change. As of June 28, 2017, The Rapid Board approved selling the naming rights of the Silver Line as a fiscally responsible opportunity for partnership within the community. Why now for the Silver Line? And what… Read more »

10 Transit-Friendly Events in October

Autumn in Grand Rapids

Autumn is here, which means changing leaves and crisp sweater weather. If you’re like us, you’re likely hoping to make the most of the cooler, more enjoyable temperatures. Get the most out of the month of October by packing your event calendar with transit-friendly events and destinations. Whether you’re planning on continuing to take in the variety… Read more »

9 Tips for Exploring ArtPrize Nine

ArtPrize 9

With more than 1,300 entries being displayed throughout Grand Rapids over 19 days,  ArtPrize Nine kicks off on Sept. 20 and runs until Oct. 8. This renowned event is the perfect chance to rediscover Grand Rapids while indulging in a variety of art, music, film and other entertainment. With so much to see and do in such… Read more »