Posts By: The Rapid

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 »

The Rapid’s 2017 Millage Renewal

The Rapid's passengers

A renewal of The Rapid’s operating millage that funds Greater Grand Rapids public transportation system is up for a vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Here’s what you need to know before heading to the polls: What will the millage renewal accomplish? To continue to provide public transportation services to the Greater Grand Rapids area. … Read more »

Let us be Your Ride to ArtPrize Nine

ArtPrize Nine Metro Pass

ArtPrize Nine kicks off on Sept. 20. It’s not too early to start planning how you will get to and around this 19-day public art event. Beat traffic the hunt and cost of parking this year using The Rapid as your means of  ArtPrize transportation! Travel Smarter We’re making it even easier by once again partnering… Read more »

Help Us Improve the Transit Experience

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A better transit experience starts with you. Let’s align for better transit in our six-city service area and beyond. The Align Transit Improvement Study is underway to identify, analyze and prioritize a set of transit improvements that can be made to the existing bus system to improve the overall transit experiences in Grand Rapids and the surrounding… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to D’arts Donuts

D'arts Donuts

Craving something out of the ordinary? Forget the typical glazed donut. D’arts Donuts in Eastown has a deliciously unique menu of donut options. D’arts Donuts takes a homemade recipe passed from generation to generation and puts a spin on them with creations like the whiskey bacon, blueberry lemon, and Creamsicle donuts. Their donuts are made with… Read more »

8 Places to Ride The Rapid to in September 2017

September in Grand Rapids

We may be saying goodbye to summer but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of fun things to do throughout Grand Rapids! This September, fill your calendar with a trip to the John Ball Zoo, the Downtown Market, Grand Rapids parks and so much more. Get out and explore these events this month: Movies in… Read more »

Aligning Transit for the Future

Align Regional Map

Public transportation is a vital part of Grand Rapids and its surrounding communities—whether you ride The Rapid daily, once in a while, or have yet to try public transportation. While The Rapid has helped connect thousands of people across our community for years, there’s always room for improvement. It’s time to work together and align for better public… Read more »

10 Destinations to Ride The Rapid to in August

Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids, MI

Make the most out of the last full month of summer by visiting events throughout Grand Rapids and Kentwood. This month is especially jam-packed with free and low-cost events for families looking to stick to their summer budget. Whether it’s heading to John Ball Park Zoo with your children or riding the bus to Calder… Read more »