Posts By: The Rapid

Have You Thanked Your Bus Operator Lately?

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One day. Two words. So many reasons. The Rapid’s Bus Operators keep our community moving. They maneuver through traffic and weather conditions of all kinds to get you safely to work, school, appointments, and everything in between. And on top of ensuring the safe and timely arrival of passengers to destinations, they also must check… Read more »

Thrifty Thursday: Ride The Rapid to Flanagan’s Irish Pub

Flanagan's Irish Pub

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably craving some Irish pub grub and a good beer. We’ve got the place for you! Flanagan’s Irish Pub, located in downtown Grand Rapids at 139 Pearl Street NW, is a staple local mainstay. Recently taken over by new owners, Flanagan’s received an interior makeover, as… Read more »

12 Transit-Friendly Bars to Visit during March Madness

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It’s time to get your March Madness brackets completed and round up your friends for some game-watching fun. The first day of the Men’s NCAA basketball tournament tips off on Tuesday, March 14! Who can resist the friendly chaos of family and office pools, fandom, watching underdog teams rise to the top and the non-stop… Read more »

January 2017 Bus Operator of the Month: Cindy. C

Cindy C. 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. Bus Operator of January 2017: Cindy C. How long… Read more »

Thrifty Thursday: Ride The Rapid to Kent District Library

Grandville Public Library

Nothing beats a deal that lasts all year round. That’s why we love the Kent District Library. Get set up with Kent District Library Card and everything at the library is free! Our partnership with FOX 17’s Smart Shopper typically highlights local businesses with unbeatable deals. Most don’t immediately consider their local library as a… Read more »

10 Events to Ride The Rapid to in March

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Is your personal event calendar looking a bit sparse this March? No problem. We have the perfect list of events to keep you busy all month long! Whether it’s enjoying delicious craft brews and food specials in honor of Beer Month GR or taking in a Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Production, Grand Rapids and the… Read more »

Thrifty Thursday: Ride The Rapid to Ferris Coffee and Nut Company

Ferris Coffee Pour Over

For many, coffee is considered a morning staple. But at Ferris Coffee and Nut Co., the owners and employees know that coffee is more than just a beverage, it’s an experience. Ferris Coffee and Nut Company was established in Michigan in 1924. For nearly 100 years, they’ve been brewing specialty coffee and gourmet nuts. Their inventory… Read more »

Enjoy Cold Brews During Beer Month GR

Craft Beer

For most living in or around Grand Rapids, every month feels like “beer month.” With more than 60 craft breweries within 60 minutes of downtown, it’s no wonder we’ve been crowned Beer City, USA. This month, Experience Grand Rapids is making loving Grand Rapids brews a bit more official by launching a month-long celebration for… Read more »