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The Rapid’s 2018 Holiday Service

The Rapid's Holiday Service Schedule

We wish you a joyous holiday season! Here is our service schedule for the upcoming holidays: CHRISTMAS EVE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 Radial service from Central Station — The 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm lineups will be the last to depart Central Station; — The 5:45 pm lineup (Routes 5, 6, 9 and 16) will operate… Read more »

The Rapid’s Commuter Gift Guide

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Are you looking for creative gifts for the Grand Rapids commuter in your life? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top 10 transit-friendly gift ideas: 1. Schuler’s Gift Card A good book and some even better tunes are a commuting mainstay. A Schuler Books & Music gift card gives your favorite commuter access to books,… Read more »

The Rapid and Kent District Library Launch Books on the Bus Program

Books on the Bus Little Free Library

The Rapid is pleased to partner with Kent District Library to offer the Books on the Bus program on buses traveling throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. The program provides a collection of books for all ages that are conveniently placed on buses for riders to enjoy. With a book selection that will rotate consistently,… Read more »

Give the Gift of Transit This Holiday Season

Gift The Gift of Transit

Are you still in search of the perfect gift for everyone on your list? We have something that your co-workers, friends and family members will love. We’ve got an idea that will move you! Transit is the gift that keeps on giving. So why not spread the love? The Rapid offers a number of different fare… Read more »

Jingle All The Way to Events in December 2018

Ride The Rapid to Events in December 2018

With December comes chilly weather and holiday cheer. Don’t let this month of festivities go to waste. Catch a ride on The Rapid to one of these December events. LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN Create a new tradition this year. The Gerald R. Ford Museum is hosting the Light Up Downtown event. Watch as Downtown Grand Rapids is… Read more »

What Are You Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving from The Rapid

In honor of Thanksgiving, we wanted to know what riders of The Rapid were thankful for this year! As always, we’re grateful to be able to get you where you need to go every day. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  

Meet The Rapid’s Newest GILLIG CNG Bus

The Rapid's CNG Bus

Few things compare to the look, feel and—yes, we’re going to say it—the smell of a new bus. Fortunately fellow bus admirers and us, we have 20 brand-new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses arriving by the end of 2019. In fact, our first new addition arrived this month. Here at The Rapid, we’ve been working… Read more »

Thank You, Veterans

The You Veterans

At The Rapid, we hold veterans in the highest regard. We’re proud to honor veterans today and every day. This Veterans Day we wanted to share special thank you to all of the veterans that keep us moving here at The Rapid. We’re fortunate to have employees who have previously and continue to serve our country. We also… Read more »

Transit-Friendly Destinations to Ride The Rapid to in November

Ride The Rapid November Events

With November comes colder weather and shorter days. However, there’s no reason to go into hibernation! We have a list of fun, transit-friendly events throughout Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Symphony’s Bernstein’s 100th Ride the Silver Line to DeVos Performance Hall for this special Grand Rapids Symphony experience on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. In celebration of… Read more »