Posts By: The Rapid

Manpower Hosts Transit Accessible Job Fair

Calling all production, warehouse and labor workers in Grand Rapids! Manpower has more than 400 jobs available that provide steady income, as well as being located near bus routes. Public transportation and jobs go hand-in-hand. Robust public transit infrastructure creates, supports, and provides access to jobs. This is why we are excited to announce that Manpower is hosting… Read more »

The Laker Line Study Rolls Out The Future Of Route 50

With the Laker Line Study finishing it’s third phase, the plans for Route 50 were unveiled yesterday at a public meeting held at Grand Valley University. The final phase of the study revealed the locally preferred alternative (community-driven results) featuring routing, station locations and the amenities of what will become Grand Rapids’ second bus rapid… Read more »

The Laker Line Arrives At ArtPrize

An exhibit highlighting facts and details of a proposed new bus rapid transit line connecting Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus with Downtown Grand Rapids is on display. The Laker Line Study interactive visual display, pictured below, incorporates the Silver Line bus rapid transit (BRT) station at the corner of Monroe Avenue NW and Louis Street, near… Read more »

The Rapid & The American Seating Company

If you have boarded the Silver Line, it’s hard to miss the one-of-a-kind seats within the bus rapid transit (BRT) buses. Did you know that these comfortable seats are made right here in Grand Rapids by The American Seating Company? In fact, all Rapid buses feature seats from American Seating. But with the creation of the… Read more »

Digital Signage Takes The Front Seat On Route 6

Printed advertisements and passenger information on buses may soon be a thing of the past. As we take another step forward in our commitment to our focus in technology, we’re excited to partner with Hadley for an exclusive pilot program to test drive the latest passenger information and advertising technology. Hadley is bringing dynamic information and… Read more »

New Study Showcases Who’s Really On Board

With the United States hitting a 50-year high in transit ridership in 2013, it turns out we’re not the only ones interested in learning more about the transit riders behind the nearly 11 billion rides. Fantastic ridership numbers aside, what’s motivating transit riders across America? TransitCenter, a transportation-focused philanthropy, gets to the bottom of these… Read more »

Support Grows For Increased Federal Investment in Public Transportation

After the opening of the Silver Line, Michigan’s first bus rapid transit system, many Grand Rapidians have had their eyes opened to possibility of public transportation-fueled community transformations. Are you one of the many Americans that supports increased federal investment in public transit? To align with Congress being back in session after a brief August… Read more »

What’s Your Bus Stop Story?

When it comes to mobility choices, everyone has a story behind their choice. And for many Grand Rapidians, the bus is a means to living, working, and playing within the local service area. Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Tommy Allen Creative and the local transit advocacy team, Friends of Transit have come together to… Read more »

Explore The Silver Line Corridor One Selfie At A Time

Getting out and exploring the city isn’t always at the top of you to-do list. But that’s about to change with a little help from the Silver Line and social media. SVG Real Estate Firm has the perfect family-friendly event for anyone looking to get out and explore: The #SilverLineSelfie Scavenger Hunt. This transit-fueled event… Read more »

Riding The Silver Line To Experience ArtPrize Pathways

Choosing your transportation to ArtPrize may change the way you experience Grand Rapids’ own international art competition. This year, the Silver Line is your direct connection to ArtPrize Pathways. These four curated Pathways highlight the character of each ArtPrize neighborhood, while keeping you connected with the Silver Line. Acting as a starting point, all Pathways are 2.4 miles… Read more »