Posts By: The Rapid

Transit-Friendly Events in March

Transit-Friendly Events in March 2018

March is a busy month for Grand Rapids. We have Beer Month GR, Laughfest, St. Patrick’s Day and so many events at DeVos Place. There are so many reasons to get out and enjoy all the community has to offer. Beat those winter blues by getting out and riding The Rapid to a variety of… Read more »

Federal Funding Secured for the Laker Line

Route 50 Connector

This past Friday, The Federal Transit Administration granted The Rapid $56.4 million to fund the transit authority’s next bus rapid transit line, the Laker Line. Funding for the 13-mile-long Laker Line from downtown Grand Rapids to Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus was authorized in President Barack Obama’s last budget for fiscal 2017. U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland announced… Read more »

Motivational Monday: The Salvation Army

Volunteer at Salvation Army

We partner with FOX 17 to bring you inspiring stories of organizations doing amazing work in West Michigan. The Salvation Army may be an international organization, but they’re making a big impact locally. Throughout West Michigan, The Salvation Army provides a variety of services for individuals and families throughout West Michigan. Available services include food pantries, assistance… Read more »

Enjoy a Transit-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Transit-Friendly Valentine's Day

Love is in the air! Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with your special someone. As always, we’re dishing out destinations and tips for a romantic, transit-friendly rendezvous. Let us do the driving so you can spend time paying attention to your sweetheart instead of… Read more »

River House Residents Ride the Silver Line

River House Residents at Beltline Bar

Living in Downtown Grand Rapids provides residents with access to a variety of covetable amenities such being just steps away from dining, culture and public transportation. Recently, a group of residents from River House at Bridgewater Place, a trademark of the Grand Rapids city skyline, planned a fun dinner trip and used The Rapid to make… Read more »

February Events You’ll Love

February Transit Friendly Events

Movies, shopping and boat and auto shows! Explore Grand Rapids and beyond this month by riding The Rapid to get to a wide variety of family-friendly, low-cost or free events. Michigan International Auto Show at DeVos Place Visit DeVos Place to discover what drives you! From Feb. 1 – 4, car manufacturers from around the… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Feeding America West Michigan

Feeding American West Michigan Mobile Food Bank

Get motivated this Monday by learning about an organization doing good within our community! We’ve teamed up with FOX 17 Morning Mix to bring you bi-weekly segments to get you motivated and inspired. Did you know that hunger threatens one in eight of your neighbors? Feeding America West Michigan exists to ensure safe food is… Read more »

Beat Rising Gas Prices With These Savvy Commuting Tips

Passenger waiting for the bus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Calling all car commuters! Gas prices are on the rise. In a recent gas price forecast from GasBuddy.com, it’s predicted that U.S. households will spend more on gas than they did previously in 2017. GasBuddy expects prices at the pump nationwide to average out to about $2.57 per gallon of regular gas and $2.70 per… Read more »

Motivational Mondays: New Destiny Pathways

New Destiny Pathways

In Grand Rapids, New Destiny Pathways is filling the gap for young women that have aged out of foster care. This organization provides necessary housing, life skills training and so much more to young women in need throughout the community. Some children have bounced around in foster care their entire life. When they age out of… Read more »

Laker Line Update: Awaiting Federal Funding

Laker Line Fulton Station

The Rapid’s second bus rapid transit line is in the hands of a federal agency. On Tuesday, January 8, 2018, The Grand Rapids Press reported shared an update on the Laker Line. Funding for the 13-mile-long Laker Line was authorized in President Barack Obama’s last budget for fiscal 2017 – but The Rapid has yet to see… Read more »