Posts By: The Rapid

How the Federal Transportation Administration Supports Public Transportation Across America

Silver Line in Grand Rapids

In 2016, 10.2 billion trips were taken on public transportation, connecting people to work, school, health care and activities that are vital to people’s lives. Public transportation provides a foundation for economic development — as well as better health and opportunity for all Americans. As transit ridership continues to go throughout the country, find out… Read more »

Celebrate Easter with Egg Hunts, Brunch and more

Basket of Easter eggs

Nothing says Easter quite like a good old-fashioned egg hunt or a delicious meal with your family and friends. This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 16. Let us help you plan an extra special way for you to celebrate this holiday with your family. Get on board The Rapid to catch a ride to… Read more »

Let The Rapid be your Ride to the Grand Rapids Coffee Crawl

Grand Rapids Coffee Crawl

Sip. Snack. Meet. Repeat. Are you ready for the first Grand Rapids Coffee Crawl? On April 7-8, travel to coffee shops throughout Grand Rapids to try different blends of coffee, tea or an alternative beverage. GRNow is hosting the first–and let’s be honest, long overdue–coffee crawl in Grand Rapids. What’s even better about this event… Read more »

Happy Retirement to Rapid Bus Operator Fred C.

Fred C.

Recently, we wished our very own Fred C. a very happy retirement! He was a bus operator for 22.5 years. Please join us in thanking Fred for all of his hard work and dedication throughout the years. We’ll miss you!

Ride The Rapid to these April 2017 Events

Art Downtown

The arrival of April means spring has officially sprung. With more hours of daylight and warmer weather making an apperance on the weekly forecasts, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that Greater Grand Rapids has to offer. This month, we’ve got events for coffee lovers, children during spring break, art collectors… Read more »

New Study: Who’s Riding Public Transit?

Public transit bus riders at Rapid Central Station

Work. Shopping. School. Recreation. Across the nation, these are the top reasons people board public transit every day. Public transit riders are part of the engine that powers America’s economy, according to a new demographic study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The study Who Rides Public Transportation reveals that 87 percent of… Read more »

Have You Thanked Your Bus Operator Lately?

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One day. Two words. So many reasons. The Rapid’s Bus Operators 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… Read more »

Thrifty Thursday: Ride The Rapid to Flanagan’s Irish Pub

Flanagan's Irish Pub

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably craving some Irish pub grub and a good beer. We’ve got the place for you! Flanagan’s Irish Pub, located in downtown Grand Rapids at 139 Pearl Street NW, is a staple local mainstay. Recently taken over by new owners, Flanagan’s received an interior makeover, as… Read more »