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Celebrating The Rapid’s Hardworking Employees

Employee Appreciation Day at The Rapid in Grand Rapids, MI

On Friday, Sept. 14, we honored our hardworking, dedicated employees with a day-long celebration! The Rapid provided breakfast, lunch, raffles, prizes and fun activities throughout the day.

8 Tips for GVSU Students Riding The Rapid

8 Tips for GVSU Students Riding The Rapid

Getting around is easy when you’re a Grand Valley State University student! Don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from getting onboard The Rapid. 1. Ride any bus for FREE with your GVSU ID. The Rapid is the perfect way to get around Greater Grand Rapids area. Whether you are heading to off-campus… Read more »

Cities with Higher Public Transit Use Have Lower Traffic Fatalities

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Metropolitan areas with higher public transportation use – among modes such as heavy rail, light rail, frequent bus service and commuter rail – can cut their traffic fatality rate up to 40 percent, according to an analysis released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Vision Zero Network. The analysis, Public Transit is… Read more »

Grand Rapids leaders celebrate kickoff of fare-free Route 19 bus service along Michigan Street

Route 19

City leaders today kicked off a three-year pilot program partnership with the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) and Spectrum Health that improves bus service by offering fare-free rides to help reduce traffic and ease parking congestion along the Michigan Street corridor, one of Grand Rapids’ most heavily traveled routes. “We recognize that as the Grand… Read more »

Say Hello To Faster, Easier Fare Payment With The Wave

The Wave Ride The Rapid

The Wave arrived on Aug. 14, 2018. Have you had a chance to get your Wave card yet? If you missed the buzz, The Wave is your new ticket to ride The Rapid! Say goodbye to dealing with paper tickets or fussing with cash and change. Your Wave card is a faster, easier and more… Read more »

The Wave: It’ll Move You

Your new ticket to ride The Rapid is arriving on Aug. 14, 2018. The Wave is a smart, easier and faster way to pay your fare to ride The Rapid. Your Wave card holds pay-as-you-go value. This means you pay your way to the savings of a pass one trip at a time, and you’ll… Read more »

The Rapid’s Community Art Project

Community Art Project

If you’re looking for a fun, easy way to showcase your art skills, The Rapid’s Community Art Project is perfect for you. Show us your stuff and you could have your artwork displayed during this year’s ArtPrize on the side of a bus! All you have to do is color a scene showing your favorite… Read more »

Bus Operator of the Month June 2018: Sage S.

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Each month, we have the opportunity of honoring a Rapid Bus Operator who has gone above and beyond in their job to keep the community moving. These bus operators are nominated by their peers and awarded by the Transportation Department for their hard work and dedication. Our Bus Operator of June 2018 is Sage S.!… Read more »