Explore: In The Community

Celebrating Connectivity: Sidewalks Completed along 28th Street

A major milestone was achieved this week with the completion of continuous sidewalks from Kalamazoo Avenue to Patterson Avenue along 28th Street. These sidewalks now physically connect Grand Rapids and Kentwood to Cascade Township.  After seven years and nearly $2 million in federal, state and local dollars, seven miles of sidewalks in this busy business… Read more »

Get on Board to Ride Your Way to ArtPrize

  ArtPrize is the perfect excuse to get out and rediscover downtown Grand Rapids. But with so many people enjoying this event, travel can be a challenge. Whether it’s hunting for a parking spot or battling traffic in your car, you can avoid these stressors by riding the bus to access all that ArtPrize has… Read more »

7 Tips For Exploring ArtPrize Seven

Spanning three square miles for nineteen days with 1,500 pieces of artwork at more than 160 venues, ArtPrize Seven kicks off on September 23 and runs until October 11. Don’t miss a chance to rediscover Grand Rapids and catch a glimpse of art from all over the world. With so much to see and do… Read more »

Summer in the City: Getting to Know Public Transportation

Each summer the Michigan Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) hosts a youth program in Grand Rapids known as Summer in the City. Students from around the state travel to Grand Rapids for a week of learning that includes riding public transportation and exploring the community. Our Travel Trainers here at The Rapid were… Read more »

3 Pools With Free Admission For Grand Rapids City Kids

Beginning today, June 10, city residents age 17 and younger will be provided with free admission to public pools in the City of Grand Rapids. This shift in admission for the pool season is due in part to a donation from businessman Bob Sullivan. Last year Grand Rapids voters also authorized a 0.98-mill property tax to… Read more »

Calling All Active Commuters

Dust off your sneakers, tune up your bikes, or purchase your Rapid bus pass because Active Commute Week is just around the corner. From May 11 – 15,  commuters of all ages, occupations and fitness levels are encouraged to use active transportation. The Active Commute Week Challenge allows participants and teams to earn points for using… Read more »

Poetry On The Rapid

Have you noticed anything different while riding the bus lately? In honor of National Poetry Month, passengers on The Rapid will get more than just a daily dose of spring scenery to enjoy during their ride. Throughout the month buses are featuring poetry crafted by faculty from Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand… Read more »

The Rapid & The American Seating Company

If you have boarded the Silver Line, it’s hard to miss the one-of-a-kind seats within the bus rapid transit (BRT) buses. Did you know that these comfortable seats are made right here in Grand Rapids by The American Seating Company? In fact, all Rapid buses feature seats from American Seating. But with the creation of the… Read more »

Explore The Silver Line Corridor One Selfie At A Time

Getting out and exploring the city isn’t always at the top of you to-do list. But that’s about to change with a little help from the Silver Line and social media. SVG Real Estate Firm has the perfect family-friendly event for anyone looking to get out and explore: The #SilverLineSelfie Scavenger Hunt. This transit-fueled event… Read more »