Posts By: The Rapid

The Rapid, American Seating, Grand Valley State University, Spectrum Health Stand Up For Transportation

Yesterday, The Rapid Chair Barb Holt, Grand Valley State University President Dr. Thomas Haas and American Seating Company Vice President,General Sales Manager Dave McLaughlin and Spectrum Health Senior Vice President of Public Affairs united to send a message to Congress that it’s time to find a long-term surface transportation bill. The press conference was held… Read more »

Stand Up 4 Transportation Photo Challenge: Location List Revealed

Stand Up 4 Transportation Day takes place tomorrow, April 9. Get up and get out to show your support for transportation infrastructure! Join us as we celebrate public transportation’s progress in our community and learn more about what the future holds. Participating in our Stand Up 4 Transportation Photo Challenge will allow you to explore the… Read more »

The Rapid Board Votes Unanimously In Support Of Proposal 1

The Rapid Board of Directors, representatives of all six municipalities in The Rapid service area,  unanimously approved a resolution supporting Proposal 1 for safer roads in Michigan. In addition to fixing Michigan’s roads, new revenues will also provide additional revenues for public transportation. Here’s the official resolution of support for Proposal 1 that The Rapid Board… Read more »

Six-Year, $478 Billion Transportation Bill Heads To Congress

The calls for long-term transportation funding may be answered with the new GROW AMERICA Act. Over the past year, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has visited more than 100 communities and heard one common story – shared by all – about crumbling infrastructure and dwindling resources to fix it with. Today, Secretary Foxx sent to Congress… Read more »

Stand Up 4 Transportation Day

On April 9, public transportation supporters around the nation are uniting in their communities and online to send a powerful message to Congress: It’s time to provide long-term investment for America’s transportation network. On Stand Up 4 Transportation Day (SU4T) The Rapid will be raising awareness about the proposed Laker Line, which would transition the… Read more »

Real Rider – Find Out Why Kadie S. Gets On Board

Are you a Real Rider of The Rapid? If you’re interested in being featured as a part of our series, we’d love to hear from you. Submit your story for consideration by clicking the link on the right side of this blog.  “Being introduced to The Rapid has helped me tremendously. I ride for the… Read more »

U.S. Public Transportation Hits 10.8 Billion Trips

In 2014, public transportation achieved its highest ridership in 58 years. According to a report released this week by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation last year. “In 2014, people took a record 10.8 billion trips on public transportation — the highest annual ridership number in 58… Read more »

ICYMI: Rappin’ On The Rapid

Laughfest, the 10-day festival of all-things-funny may be finished for 2014, but that doesn’t mean there’s still laughs to be had. Rapid Growth Lifestyle Editor and Publisher, Tommy Allen shares a glimpse into what happens when local comic Matt Laurie takes visiting Laughest comedian Tracey Ashley for a ride on the Silver Line. Have you ridden the… Read more »

Beyond Traffic: The 30-Year Framework For The Future

Transportation infrastructure may not be the most sexy topic of conversation, but it’s crucial to your daily life, and the  nation as a whole. On behalf of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), we would like to invite you to have a frank conversation about the shape, size and condition of our nation’s transportation network… Read more »

Have You Thanked Your Bus Driver Lately?

Rapid bus drivers keep our community moving. They maneuver through traffic and weather conditions of all kinds to get you safely to work, school, appointments, and everything in between. And on top of ensuring the safe and timely arrival of passengers to destinations, they also must check fares, give directions, and ensure that the needs… Read more »