Posts By: The Rapid

Let Us Be Your Ride To ArtPrize

In just a few weeks, 400,000 visitors will descend on Grand Rapids to experience all that ArtPrize has to offer. We at The Rapid, along with the ArtPrize team, invite visitors to explore environmentally-friendly ways to get around the event, be it by bus, bike, or on foot. ArtPrize will once again introduce Wristbands for… Read more »

7 Basics of Bus Rapid Transit

Did you know that more than 160 cities in the world have some version of bus rapid transit (BRT)? And with Grand Rapids’ Silver Line BRT as the newest addition to this list, there’s a lot more to love about BRT systems than the convenience of a smooth and efficient ride. Some of the most… Read more »

The Silver Line’s First Week By The Numbers

The Silver Line’s wheels are in motion.  So how did Michigan’s first bus rapid transit line perform in its first week? Let’s take a look. We wanted to put the numbers in context, so we pulled Route 1-Division’s ridership from this same week a year ago.  One question we received throughout the Silver Line’s development… Read more »

12 Silver Line Fare Questions Answered

With the new feature of pre-paid boarding on the Silver Line, we understand that their may still be some lingering questions about payment for riding this new route. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to walk you through a number of payment situations that you may encounter while riding the Silver Line. It’s… Read more »

Track Rapid Buses in Real Time With New GPS-Powered Rider Tools

New rider tools have arrived, which means riding the bus is an even smarter and convenient option for those traveling within the Greater Grand Rapids area. Today The Rapid is excited to roll out new technology to enhance the connectivity of riders to real-time transit information. These intuitive new features, known collectively as Rapid Connect,… Read more »

Learn How The Silver Line Interacts With Traffic

With the introduction of designated bus-only lanes and traffic signal priority in accordance with the Silver Line route, many of you may be wondering how Michigan’s first bus rapid transit line will interact with traffic. We’ve developed this traffic animation to highlight exactly how the Silver Line will interact seamlessly with vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. In… Read more »

5 Silver Line Park ‘n’ Ride Questions Answered

It’s time to park-n-ride-like-never-before. There’s more than a bus rapid transit line opening on August 25, 2014. We’re also happy to announce the opening of two Silver Line Park ‘n’ Ride lots. These lots will provide an easy, convenient, and safe way to ride the Silver Line for those not near a station. Here are the… Read more »

Do You Have Burning Questions About The Silver Line?

Let’s talk Silver Line. With the Division Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project arriving in less than a month, we’re prepared to answer any last minute questions you may have. Join us on Tuesday, July 29 and Monday, August 11 in the Community Room at Central Station from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  From new ticket vending machines… Read more »