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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 »

The Rapid’s 2018 Holiday Service

The Rapid's Holiday Service Schedule

We wish you a joyous holiday season! Here is our service schedule for the upcoming holidays: CHRISTMAS EVE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 Radial service from Central Station — The 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm lineups will be the last to depart Central Station; — The 5:45 pm lineup (Routes 5, 6, 9 and 16) will operate… Read more »

The Rapid’s Commuter Gift Guide

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Are you looking for creative gifts for the Grand Rapids commuter in your life? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top 10 transit-friendly gift ideas: 1. Schuler’s Gift Card A good book and some even better tunes are a commuting mainstay. A Schuler Books & Music gift card gives your favorite commuter access to books,… Read more »

The Rapid and Kent District Library Launch Books on the Bus Program

Books on the Bus Little Free Library

The Rapid is pleased to partner with Kent District Library to offer the Books on the Bus program on buses traveling throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. The program provides a collection of books for all ages that are conveniently placed on buses for riders to enjoy. With a book selection that will rotate consistently,… Read more »