Explore: In The Community

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 »

4 Reasons To Love Public Transportation

We admit we’re a little biased when it comes to public transportation—we can name many things to be excited about. And with Americans using public transportation more today than any other time since 1956, it’s safe to say we’re not the only ones who enjoy it.  But there’s a lot more to love about public transportation than… Read more »

Let The Rapid Be Your Designated Driver

From St. Patrick’s Day to March Madness or even just the much-needed temperature increase, there’s a lot to celebrate this spring. But there’s no excuse for drinking and driving. This is why we’ve teamed up with the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning to spread the word about the spring drunk driving crackdown taking place… Read more »