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Smart Tips for Safer Winter Bus Riding

Don’t let a little snow and ice stand in the way of your bus ride. Winter may not officially be here yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start preparing for your winter bus travel. As you ride the bus this winter, here are a few smart habits to practice for a safer… Read more »

Make Your Voice Heard on November 7

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On Tuesday, November 7, a renewal of The Rapid’s operating millage will be on the ballot. We have been operating public transportation service for seven years under the current mill rate of 1.47. We are asking the public to renew the rate for an additional 12 years. A renewal of this millage ensures the continuation of… Read more »

9 Tips for Exploring ArtPrize Nine

ArtPrize 9

With more than 1,300 entries being displayed throughout Grand Rapids over 19 days,  ArtPrize Nine kicks off on Sept. 20 and runs until Oct. 8. This renowned event is the perfect chance to rediscover Grand Rapids while indulging in a variety of art, music, film and other entertainment. With so much to see and do in such… Read more »

The Rapid’s 2017 Millage Renewal

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A renewal of The Rapid’s operating millage that funds Greater Grand Rapids public transportation system is up for a vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Here’s what you need to know before heading to the polls: What will the millage renewal accomplish? To continue to provide public transportation services to the Greater Grand Rapids area. … Read more »

Help Us Improve the Transit Experience

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A better transit experience starts with you. Let’s align for better transit in our six-city service area and beyond. The Align Transit Improvement Study is underway to identify, analyze and prioritize a set of transit improvements that can be made to the existing bus system to improve the overall transit experiences in Grand Rapids and the surrounding… Read more »

Aligning Transit for the Future

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Public transportation is a vital part of Grand Rapids and its surrounding communities—whether you ride The Rapid daily, once in a while, or have yet to try public transportation. While The Rapid has helped connect thousands of people across our community for years, there’s always room for improvement. It’s time to work together and align for better public… Read more »

Introducing The Wave: The Rapid’s New E-Fare System

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Faster, easier and more convenient fare payment is coming to The Rapid in early 2018. In the past few weeks, you may have noticed a new addition to the bus while boarding. The blue box with a screen located near the bus operator is an electronic fare payment reader. This reader is one of the… Read more »

Holland Home Raybrook Manor Residents Learn to Ride the Bus

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If you’re interested in learning how to ride The Rapid, you don’t have to do it alone. In fact, turning it into a group event can make it an even more enjoyable experience. On Tuesday, June 20, a group of residents from Holland Home Raybrook Manor took a vehicle familiarization trip to downtown Grand Rapids…. Read more »