Posts By: The Rapid

Talking Transit with The Rapid’s CEO Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson of The Rapid

Recently, Corp! Magazine, spoke with The Rapid’s CEO Andrew Johnson and the regarding mobility in Michigan. Take a journey inside the Grand Rapids area transit authority to find out what Johnson is working on in his new role. Here’s what he shared: Corp!: Looking back on 2018 what success story stands out? Andrew Johnson: I started in August,… Read more »

Join Us April 25, 2019 for National Get on Board Day

Get on Board for Public Transit

Get on Board Day is a new national advocacy day that is all about generating awareness of and increasing support for public transportation. The Rapid is partnering with organizations to have bus pop-ups throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. The goal is to spread bus love and teach individuals of all ages and abilities on how… Read more »

Transit Team Appreciation Day 2019

Transit Team Appreciation Day

National Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Monday, March 18, 2019. We’re taking this day of appreciation to the next level by encouraging the celebration of the entire transit team powering The Rapid. We’re calling it Transit Team Appreciation Day. While Bus Operators may be the hands on the wheel ensuring your bus makes it safely… Read more »

Women of The Rapid

Women of The Rapid

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the hardworking, dedicated women who keep the Greater Grand Rapids community moving through a portrait series. These women are the friendly smile when boarding the bus, the voice on the radio helping to navigate an emergency detour, and the hands on the wheel.  The Rapid’s Transportation team… Read more »

Bus Operator of the Month: February 2019

Bus Operator of the Month

Each month, we honor a Rapid Bus Operator for going above and beyond in their work. The winners are nominated by their peers and awarded by the Transportation Department for their hard work and dedication. Our Bus Operator of February 2019 is Kendra T.! Here’s what she had to share with us: HOW LONG HAVE YOU… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Events Throughout March 2019

March 2019 Events

Spring is just around the corner. Spend your last few days of winter enjoying these events in and around Grand Rapids. West Michigan Home & Garden Show Whether you’re looking for home improvement ideas, or just a weekend out of the house the Home & Garden Show will have something for you. Held at the… Read more »

Bus Operator of the Month: January 2019

Bus Operator of The Month

Each month, we have the opportunity of honoring a Rapid Bus Operator who has gone above and beyond in their job to keep the community moving. These bus operators are nominated by their peers and awarded by the Transportation Department for their hard work and dedication. Our Bus Operator of January 2019 is LaCheree T! Here’s… Read more »