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

Catch The Wave reader

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

Holland Home tour

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 »

Bus Operator of the Month: May 2017

Bob O. of The Rapid

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 May 2017 is Bob O!… Read more »

Grand Rapids Sets New Record for 2017 Active Commute Week Participation

Active Commute Week

More Greater Grand Rapids employers and individuals than ever before have signed up to participate in the sixth annual Active Commute Week that begins Monday, June 12 and continues through Friday, June 16, The Rapid and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC) announced today. Whether it’s cruising on a bicycle or hopping on the… Read more »

Uber + Transit Collaborate to Benefit Rapid Riders

Uber App

Good news for Android Transit app users! Ride-sharing app Uber and real-time public transportation app Transit have collaborated to launch a new feature to benefit Rapid riders. Uber noticed many of its users are using the service in conjunction with public transportation.On Tuesday, May 16, Uber and Transit launched their collaborative effort to benefit those who… Read more »

Bus Operator of the Month: April 2017

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. BUS OPERATOR OF APRIL 2017: MAGGIE H. HOW LONG HAVE… Read more »

Ride Casual for Casual Commute Day on Friday, May 5

Casual Commute Day

Everyone loves casual Friday. So why not take it a step further with Casual Commute Day? Make a plan for next Friday, May 5, take a day off from driving alone. Pledge to hop on board a bus, carpool, walk or bike to work and reduce your carbon footprint! By signing up, you’ll be registered… Read more »

Moving on After 20 Years at The Rapid

Peter Varga CEO of The Rapid

By now you’ve probably heard the news. I will be leaving The Rapid at the end of my current contract, which is in effect through September 30, 2018. This decision was made with my wife, who recently retired, and my family. At this point in my life, I am looking for more flexibility in work… Read more »