Posts By: The Rapid

Give the Gift of Transit This Holiday Season

Gift The Gift of Transit

Are you still in search of the perfect gift for everyone on your list? We have something that your co-workers, friends and family members will love. We’ve got an idea that will move you! Transit is the gift that keeps on giving. So why not spread the love? The Rapid offers a number of different fare… Read more »

Jingle All The Way to Events in December 2018

Ride The Rapid to Events in December 2018

With December comes chilly weather and holiday cheer. Don’t let this month of festivities go to waste. Catch a ride on The Rapid to one of these December events. LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN Create a new tradition this year. The Gerald R. Ford Museum is hosting the Light Up Downtown event. Watch as Downtown Grand Rapids is… Read more »

What Are You Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving from The Rapid

In honor of Thanksgiving, we wanted to know what riders of The Rapid were thankful for this year! As always, we’re grateful to be able to get you where you need to go every day. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  

Meet The Rapid’s Newest GILLIG CNG Bus

The Rapid's CNG Bus

Few things compare to the look, feel and—yes, we’re going to say it—the smell of a new bus. Fortunately fellow bus admirers and us, we have 20 brand-new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses arriving by the end of 2019. In fact, our first new addition arrived this month. Here at The Rapid, we’ve been working… Read more »

Thank You, Veterans

The You Veterans

At The Rapid, we hold veterans in the highest regard. We’re proud to honor veterans today and every day. This Veterans Day we wanted to share special thank you to all of the veterans that keep us moving here at The Rapid. We’re fortunate to have employees who have previously and continue to serve our country. We also… Read more »

Transit-Friendly Destinations to Ride The Rapid to in November

Ride The Rapid November Events

With November comes colder weather and shorter days. However, there’s no reason to go into hibernation! We have a list of fun, transit-friendly events throughout Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Symphony’s Bernstein’s 100th Ride the Silver Line to DeVos Performance Hall for this special Grand Rapids Symphony experience on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. In celebration of… Read more »

Spooktacular Transit-Friendly Halloween Destinations

Halloween Destinations

It’s the most spooktacular time of year! Let us be your ride to all of the Halloween fun taking place throughout Grand Rapids. With Halloween landing on a Wednesday this year, there’s a number of exciting and spooky events taking place before and after All Hallows Eve. Leave your car at home (especially if you’re… Read more »

Catch a Free Ride to Grand Rapids Griffins Friday Games

Free Ride Fridays at the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI

It’s hockey season! The Grand Rapids Griffins hit the ice for their first home game of the 2018-2019 season on Friday, Oct. 12 against the Hershey Bears. Avoid the hassle of parking and travel safely to hockey games with the help of The Rapid. Once again, we’re offering free rides to and from Friday home… Read more »

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 »