When it comes to mobility choices, everyone has a story behind their choice. And for many Grand Rapidians, the bus is a means to living, working, and playing within the local service area.
Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Tommy Allen Creative and the local transit advocacy team, Friends of Transit have come together to capture these stories in a lively, poignant, and comically reflective video series. Taking to the streets during the launch of The Rapid’s new Silver Line bus rapid transit (BRT) system, Allen and his crew set out to capture the thoughts of individuals who were either riding the new Silver Line or were on existing routes under study for future BRT service.
The first video of the three-part chapter of Bus Stop Stories rolled out on Tuesday, September 16 with “LIVE.” Followed today by the “WORK.” Now we eagerly await the release of “PLAY.” These 3-4 minute videos showcase the excitement of the Silver Line, as well as the stories of everyday riders taking advantage of the benefits of public transportation.
In a recent Rapidian article, Allen shared his excitement for the series stating that this video series presents a fresh image to counter balance the often stereotypical view of public transportation. We couldn’t agree more.
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