Posts By: The Rapid

Business Booms Where Public Transportation Goes

The Rapid bus driving in downtown Grand Rapids on Michigan Avenue

The Rapid provides more than just transportation. It also creates opportunities and enriches lives. From being a key driver of economic development to reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gases, The Rapid not only benefits those who ride it but everyone who lives or works within the communities we serve. Can you name the businesses featured… Read more »

8 Transit-Friendly Fall Activities for Your To-Do List

Fall Transit-Friendly Activities to Ride the bus to

Whatever you choose to call the transitional season between summer and winter—autumn, fall, crunchy leaf and pumpkin spice latte time—we’re all for celebrating this beautiful time of year. As always, we want to encourage you to explore the Greater Grand Rapids area and check off some important fall to-do’s while you’re at it! Treat yourself… Read more »

The Rapid’s Community Art Bus Hits The Road

The Rapid's Community Art Project Bus cruises around Downtown Grand Rapids while on route.

The arts flourish where The Rapid goes. Recently, we hosted a Community Art Project and encouraged children and adults alike to share their art with us! We were so inspired by these pieces that we decided to use several to fully wrap one of our buses! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Community… Read more »

Celebrating The Rapid’s Hardworking Employees

Employee Appreciation Day at The Rapid in Grand Rapids, MI

On Friday, Sept. 14, we honored our hardworking, dedicated employees with a day-long celebration! The Rapid provided breakfast, lunch, raffles, prizes and fun activities throughout the day.

Our Top 4 Travel Tips For ArtPrize 10

Riding The Rapid to ArtPrize 10

Are you ready for ArtPrize? In its 10th year, ArtPrize is once again bringing artists from around the world to Grand Rapids for an immersive art experience unlike any other. Each year, ArtPrize awards $500,000 in prizes to artists participating in the competition. Half are decided by public vote, and half are awarded by an… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Boy Scouts of America

Scouting isn’t just about camping, building fires and making lifelong friends. Boy Scouts of America helps to build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Scouting provides unique, life-changing experiences for all involved. FOX 17 Morning Mix visited Boy Scouts of America right here in Grand Rapids to learn about their work and… Read more »

Fresh, Local and Affordable Goods at Bridge Street Market

Farm Fresh Produce at Bridge Street Market

Grand Rapids’ West Side welcomed a new grocery store last month. Meijer’s Bridge Street Market boasts more than just the popular grocery store staples like eggs, milk and bread. This one-of-a-kind establishment has affordable food and goods ranging from floral arrangements to pre-packaged meals with everything in between. But what we love most is the… Read more »

8 Tips for GVSU Students Riding The Rapid

8 Tips for GVSU Students Riding The Rapid

Getting around is easy when you’re a Grand Valley State University student! Don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from getting onboard The Rapid. 1. Ride any bus for FREE with your GVSU ID. The Rapid is the perfect way to get around Greater Grand Rapids area. Whether you are heading to off-campus… Read more »

Ride The Rapid To Special Events Throughout September 2018

Ride The Rapid to events throughout September

While summer may be coming to an end in September, we get to welcome fall with a variety of activities! Take in the gorgeous autumn weather while riding to events throughout Grand Rapids. If you’re planning your next date night or looking for a fun family outing there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. MAYOR’S GRAND… Read more »

Cities with Higher Public Transit Use Have Lower Traffic Fatalities

Full bus

Metropolitan areas with higher public transportation use – among modes such as heavy rail, light rail, frequent bus service and commuter rail – can cut their traffic fatality rate up to 40 percent, according to an analysis released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Vision Zero Network. The analysis, Public Transit is… Read more »