Posts By: The Rapid

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 »

Introducing The Wave: The Rapid’s New E-Fare System

Catch The Wave reader

Faster, easier and more convenient fare payment is coming to The Rapid in early 2018. In the past few weeks, you may have noticed a new addition to the bus while boarding. The blue box with a screen located near the bus operator is an electronic fare payment reader. This reader is one of the… Read more »

7 Free Events to Enjoy in July 2017

Summer in Grand Rapids

We’ve entered one of Michigan’s most magical seasons. Michigan summers are the perfect time for exploration, new activities and, most importantly, fun! Fortunately for Grand Rapidians and those living in surrounding transit-friendly suburbs, there are a number of outdoor events to ensure you’re able to embrace the sunshine and warmth promised in July. The best… Read more »