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Notice of Public Hearings: Adjustment in Weekday Peak Service


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


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 »

Public Event Aims to Get user Feedback of New Laker Line Station


We need your input as we continue designing the Laker Line! The Laker Line, Grand Rapids’ newest bus rapid transit (BRT) line, will hold a public open house event on Wednesday, April 20 on Fulton Street under US-131 near Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus. The event, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,… Read more »

Public Hearings to be Held for Proposed Route 19 Realignment

We are proposing the realignment of Route 19 (currently serving Michigan and Fuller) to serve Seward and Bridge on the west of the route and Oak and Industrial Drive on the east of the route. Reasoning for Proposed Realignment The realignment of Route 19 is being proposed for a number of reasons: –  Currently, Route… Read more »

Calling all Grand Rapids Job Seekers

The Rapid is seeking exceptional candidates that excel in customer service to attend a job fair on Saturday,  December 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Rapid Central Station located at 250 Grandville Ave. SW on the second floor in the Community Room. We are currently seeking to fill positions for an Information Center Representative,… Read more »

The Rapid, American Seating, Grand Valley State University, Spectrum Health Stand Up For Transportation

Yesterday, The Rapid Chair Barb Holt, Grand Valley State University President Dr. Thomas Haas and American Seating Company Vice President,General Sales Manager Dave McLaughlin and Spectrum Health Senior Vice President of Public Affairs united to send a message to Congress that it’s time to find a long-term surface transportation bill. The press conference was held… Read more »

Stand Up 4 Transportation Photo Challenge: Location List Revealed

Stand Up 4 Transportation Day takes place tomorrow, April 9. Get up and get out to show your support for transportation infrastructure! Join us as we celebrate public transportation’s progress in our community and learn more about what the future holds. Participating in our Stand Up 4 Transportation Photo Challenge will allow you to explore the… Read more »

Stand Up 4 Transportation Day

On April 9, public transportation supporters around the nation are uniting in their communities and online to send a powerful message to Congress: It’s time to provide long-term investment for America’s transportation network. On Stand Up 4 Transportation Day (SU4T) The Rapid will be raising awareness about the proposed Laker Line, which would transition the… Read more »

Beyond Traffic: The 30-Year Framework For The Future

Transportation infrastructure may not be the most sexy topic of conversation, but it’s crucial to your daily life, and the  nation as a whole. On behalf of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), we would like to invite you to have a frank conversation about the shape, size and condition of our nation’s transportation network… Read more »

Have You Thanked Your Bus Driver Lately?

Rapid bus drivers 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 fares, give directions, and ensure that the needs… Read more »