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Bus Driver Appreciation Day is March 16, 2018

Bus Driver Appreciation Day 2018

For us, every day is the perfect day to show bus operators our gratitude. However, National Bus Driver Appreciation Day is being celebrated on March 16, 2018! 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… Read more »

Let us be Your Ride to ArtPrize Nine

ArtPrize Nine Metro Pass

ArtPrize Nine kicks off on Sept. 20. It’s not too early to start planning how you will get to and around this 19-day public art event. Beat traffic the hunt and cost of parking this year using The Rapid as your means of  ArtPrize transportation! Travel Smarter We’re making it even easier by once again partnering… Read more »

The Rapid Holds Job Fair to Recruit Bus Operators, Diesel Technicians and Administrative Staff

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Help keep your community moving! The Rapid is recruiting for several different job positions. We’re hosting a job fair to find exceptional candidates to join our award-winning team as bus operators, diesel technicians, tire technician and administrative assistant. The job fair will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at… Read more »

Celebrate Easter with Egg Hunts, Brunch and more

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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 »

Halloween 2016 Photo Contest

Halloween at The Rapid

Happy (almost) Halloween!  We’re looking forward to another year of seeing your awesome costumes and getting you to your Halloween destination. Once again, we’re hosting a Halloween giveaway! Ride The Rapid on Halloween (Monday, Oct. 31) and find a bus operator dressed in costume. Snap a photo of the operator via a selfie, photo before… Read more »

Notice of Public Hearings: Adjustment in Weekday Peak Service

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The Rapid hereby gives notice that two public meetings will be held to present the proposed shift of afternoon peak service forward one-half hour, starting at 3:15 p.m. and ending at 5:45 p.m. Background The Rapid runs peak service during the morning and afternoon commutes when 11 routes shift from service every half-hour to service… Read more »

Walk, Ride & Roll to Open Street Sunday

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Ride, walk or roll to Ionia Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids this Sunday, May 22 for Open Street Sunday. This event hosted by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) offers a chance to celebrate community and experiment with active transportation in a safe space. Whether you enjoy biking, skateboarding, rollerblading or simply your own two feet or… Read more »