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The Rapid’s Outstanding Employees of 2018

Employees of the Year 2018

Each January, we gather to acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of our employees. We recognize the year’s most exceptional administrative employee, technician and bus operator. This year, we’re proud to announce The Rapid’s 2018 Employees of the Year. Dennis H. – Technician of the Year Sidney W. – Bus Operator of the Year  Emily S…. Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Events Throughout January 2019

January 2019 Events

Hello, 2019! Avoid cabin fear and welcome in the new year by getting out and exploring. Here are some events we can get you to this month: Funniest Person in Grand Rapids (Week 1) Are you the funniest person in Grand Rapids? Dr. Grin’s Comedy Club is hosting a competition on Jan. 2 at 8… Read more »

The Rapid’s 2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

What a year we’ve had. Looking back, we’ve had a number of high notes in 2018. We welcome a new CEO, launched our new fare payment system, partnered with the City of Grand Rapids and Spectrum Health to relaunch Route 19, add more CNG vehicles to our fleet and so much more. Thank you to… Read more »

The Rapid’s 2018 Holiday Service

The Rapid's Holiday Service Schedule

We wish you a joyous holiday season! Here is our service schedule for the upcoming holidays: CHRISTMAS EVE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 Radial service from Central Station — The 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm lineups will be the last to depart Central Station; — The 5:45 pm lineup (Routes 5, 6, 9 and 16) will operate… Read more »

The Rapid’s Commuter Gift Guide

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Are you looking for creative gifts for the Grand Rapids commuter in your life? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top 10 transit-friendly gift ideas: 1. Schuler’s Gift Card A good book and some even better tunes are a commuting mainstay. A Schuler Books & Music gift card gives your favorite commuter access to books,… Read more »

The Rapid and Kent District Library Launch Books on the Bus Program

Books on the Bus Little Free Library

The Rapid is pleased to partner with Kent District Library to offer the Books on the Bus program on buses traveling throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. The program provides a collection of books for all ages that are conveniently placed on buses for riders to enjoy. With a book selection that will rotate consistently,… Read more »