Posts By: The Rapid

10 Events to Ride The Rapid to in January 2018

January 2018 Transit-Friendly Events

Hello, 2018! 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: Andy Warhol’s American Icons at the Grand Rapids Art Museum Don’t miss this prestigious exhibition! Throughout January, visit the GRAM to take in Warhol’s celebration of America by… Read more »

Top Posts of 2017

Top Posts of 2017

What a year! We can hardly believe 2017 is coming to a close. This year, we have had many important milestones including the addition of new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to our bus fixed-route bus fleet, the preparations for our transition to The Wave e-fare system and the successful passing of our operating millage…. Read more »

Riding The Bus Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

Bus on Grandville Avenue

As 2017 comes to an end, many of you are likely setting goals for the year ahead. Whether you’re planning on a big resolution or smaller, more manageable ones, the feat of sticking to these intentions isn’t always easy. What if we told you that riding the bus could be the much-needed solution to sticking… Read more »

2017 Holiday Service Schedule

Decorated bus

Happy Holidays! We are wishing a safe and joyous journey to all of you celebrating this season. We wanted to remind you all of the following holiday service changes: College & University Holiday Schedules Grand Valley State University Monday, December 18, 2017 through Friday, December 22, 2017 Break Service  Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Monday,… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Kids’ Food Basket

Kids' Food Basket

Did you know? One in five Michigan kids is affected by hunger. Kent County alone has 28,700 children that are considered “food insecure.” Kids’ Food Basket is leading the way to ensure that kids in our community don’t miss any meals. Each and every weekday Kids’ Food Basket and their many volunteers are serving children across… Read more »

The Rapid Ratifies New Labor Agreement with Bus Operators and Maintenance Workers

Rapid Central Station

On December 9, 2017, The Rapid Board announced it had reached agreement on a new three-year contract with the labor union representing the public transportation system’s bus operators and maintenance workers. The Rapid Board of Directors ratified the agreement during their monthly meeting on Saturday morning. That ratification followed the acceptance of the proposed agreement by… Read more »

Give the Gift of Transit

Give The Gift Of Transit

Hunting down the perfect gift for everyone on your list this season doesn’t have to be a hassle. We have something that your co-workers, friends and family members will love. Transit is the gift that keeps on giving! The Rapid offers a number of different fare types and purchase options to best meet your needs… Read more »

Transit-Friendly Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Transit-Friendly Holiday Events

Don’t let the unseasonable weather fool you. The holiday season is upon us! Get in a festive mood by partaking in all the holiday events that the Greater Grand Rapids area has to offer. There’s something in store for everyone! Whether you’re hoping to find the perfect gift for a loved one or bringing your… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Women’s Resource Center

Women's Resource Center

Get motivated today to make an impact on your community! We’re partnering with FOX 17 to bring you a new segment that features local organizations, businesses and stories of good things happening throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. It’s our hope that we can inspire more good to take place. This past week, we featured… Read more »

Smart Tips for Safer Winter Bus Riding

Don’t let a little snow and ice stand in the way of your bus ride. Winter may not officially be here yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start preparing for your winter bus travel. As you ride the bus this winter, here are a few smart habits to practice for a safer… Read more »