Posts By: The Rapid

Let Us Be Your Designated Driver This St. Patrick’s Day

Parades, Irish cuisine, live music, whatever you’re seeking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Grand Rapids has it. While the official celebration may land on Tuesday, March 17  this year, it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the festivities. Travel responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day by letting us be your designated driver. And if you’re out later… Read more »

4 Rapid Travel Training Services To Consider

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what challenges you face, travel training is a service that can benefit anyone.” — Cari, Rapid Travel Trainer Whether you’re new to The Rapid service area or just need some extra assistance in using the bus, travel training is a great way to become more comfortable on public… Read more »

Welcoming Our New Transportation Manager

In January, we strengthened our team by welcoming Veronica Lowe as the new transportation manager.  Lowe brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, having been a leader in public and pupil transportation for more than 24 years. Prior to joining The Rapid, Lowe served in a diverse set of roles, including chief of… Read more »

The Rapid To Hold Job Fair

Are you or someone you know seeking employment? The Rapid is hosting a job fair on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Rapid Central Station located at 250 Grandville Ave. SW on the second floor Community Room. The Rapid is seeking exceptional candidates that excel in customer service to fill Bus… Read more »

5 Transit-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

Nothing beats getting on board the bus with your sweetie. Forget the old “dinner and flowers” routine this February 14. Are you looking for a few ideas to set your Valentine’s Day apart from the rest? Grab your bus pass and your significant other for these wallet-friendly, public transit accessible date ideas:  1. Who needs dinner… Read more »

#StuckInTraffic: Participate In A Twitter Town Hall With National Transportation Leaders

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Rep. Bill Shuster will be taking to Twitter today to answer questions about reauthorizing U.S. surface transportation; strengthening the Nation’s highways, bridges, and transit infrastructure; and the future of transportation in America. Follow @SecretaryFoxx and @Transport and keep up with the #StuckInTraffic hashtag. The Twitter Town… Read more »

Switching Up Your Winter Commute

Winter isn’t over yet. On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow portending six more weeks of winter. But that’s not all bad news. In fact, we think it’s a great opportunity to switch up your commute in the face of more winter weather conditions heading our way. For those who choose to commute mostly by car,… Read more »

Improve Our Website In 10 Minutes

Out with the old and in with the new. The time has come to improve The Rapid website. To ensure that we’re providing you with the best hub to access all The Rapid offers, we’re seeking your input as we begin the process. Whether you’re a new rider or a long-time friend of The Rapid,… Read more »

Why Should You Be A Voice For Public Transit?

Whether you ride or not, public transit benefits all of us. It allows our community to come to life by keeping us moving. Public transit gets you to the places you need to go: work, school, errands, the doctor, entertainment, and much more. Did you know? – 35 million times each weekday, people board public transportation…. Read more »