Posts By: The Rapid

Get On Board To Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

Riding the bus is a great way to discover local businesses throughout the Grand Rapids metro area. And the holiday season is the perfect time to explore what small shops have to offer. This Saturday, November 29, think local and shop small for Small Business Saturday. Let The Rapid be your connection to finding great gifts… Read more »

8 Smart Riding Tips For Winter Weather

It may not officially be winter on the calendar, but the season’s weather is now upon us. As you ride the bus in the snow and cold, there are a few good habits you can practice to ensure smarter and safer travel this winter. Here are eight bus riding tips for a smoother commute: 1…. Read more »

Honoring Veterans At The Rapid And Throughout The Community

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 so many Rapid employees who have previously and continue to serve our country. On Facebook this past week we shared the names and photos of our veterans. Here’s the… Read more »

6 Things To Know About Transportation In Grand Rapids

Craft beer, travel destinations, philanthropy — Grand Rapids is no stranger when it comes to topping lists. But transportation is one area that Grand Rapids and its surrounding cities are making waves in that may not be on your radar. While public transportation and other non-car options may not be the first thing that comes… Read more »

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 »