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New App Offers The Rapid’s GO!Bus Passengers Convenience and Less Wait Time

Rapid On Demand shuttle and app

The Rapid, in partnership with Via, has deployed Rapid On Demand. This is a six-month, app-based pilot program to test the feasibility of on-demand ridesharing as a public transportation solution for seniors and persons with disabilities. Riders with GO!Bus eligibility can utilize this free app if they live and travel within the pilot project’s service… Read more »

The Rapid Unveils High-capacity 60′ Laker Line Bus

Laker Line Unveiling at Rapid Central Station

On Monday, June 3, local, state and federal elected officials and representatives from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) joined The Rapid, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and other invitees came together to celebrate the Laker Line, Michigan’s second Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. Congressman Bill Huizenga, GVSU President Tom Haas, Kentwood Mayor, and The Rapid Board… Read more »

Join Us April 25, 2019 for National Get on Board Day

Get on Board for Public Transit

Get on Board Day is a new national advocacy day that is all about generating awareness of and increasing support for public transportation. The Rapid is partnering with organizations to have bus pop-ups throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. The goal is to spread bus love and teach individuals of all ages and abilities on how… Read more »

Women of The Rapid

Women of The Rapid

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the hardworking, dedicated women who keep the Greater Grand Rapids community moving through a portrait series. These women are the friendly smile when boarding the bus, the voice on the radio helping to navigate an emergency detour, and the hands on the wheel.  The Rapid’s Transportation team… Read more »

Bus Operator of the Month: February 2019

Bus Operator of the Month

Each month, we honor a Rapid Bus Operator for going above and beyond in their work. The winners are nominated by their peers and awarded by the Transportation Department for their hard work and dedication. Our Bus Operator of February 2019 is Kendra T.! Here’s what she had to share with us: HOW LONG HAVE YOU… Read more »

Bus Operator of the Month: January 2019

Bus Operator of The Month

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 January 2019 is LaCheree T! Here’s… Read more »

The Rapid’s Outstanding Employees of 2018

Employees of the Year 2018

Each January, we gather to acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of our employees. We recognize the year’s most exceptional administrative employee, technician and bus operator. This year, we’re proud to announce The Rapid’s 2018 Employees of the Year. Dennis H. – Technician of the Year Sidney W. – Bus Operator of the Year  Emily S…. Read more »

The Rapid’s 2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

What a year we’ve had. Looking back, we’ve had a number of high notes in 2018. We welcome a new CEO, launched our new fare payment system, partnered with the City of Grand Rapids and Spectrum Health to relaunch Route 19, add more CNG vehicles to our fleet and so much more. Thank you to… Read more »