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Outstanding Rapid Employees of 2016

Employees of the year 2016

At the beginning of each year, we gather to acknowledge the outstanding work of three types of Rapid employees who have excelled at their work. We recognize the year’s most exceptional administrative employee, technician and bus operator. This year, we’d like you to get to know The Rapid’s 2016 Employees of the Year a bit… Read more »

Enjoy a Snow Day in Downtown Grand Rapids

Valent-ice

It’s time to get out and take advantage of Michigan’s cold climate and have some fun while doing it! Ice sculptures, Human Hungry Hungry Hippos, and a giant ice bar are just a few exciting things taking place in downtown Grand Rapids in the days to come. Snow Days, a five-day winter festival sponsored by… Read more »

Transit-Friendly Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2017

Mass Transit Valentine

Every romantic’s favorite holiday is just around the corner. Candy, roses and dinner is the standard for many on Feb. 14. But why not set your Valentine’s Day apart from the rest this year? We want to help you plan something a bit out of the ordinary for your special someone. We put together a… Read more »

6 Tips for Bus Riders During Cold & Flu Season

Passenger pulling stop signal cord

Cold and flu season is upon us. This time of year it seems that everywhere you go there is someone coughing or clearing their throat. Every day we’re exposed to cold and flu germs while in close contact with others, like when you’re commuting to and from work on the bus.  Here are some tips… Read more »

8 Habits for Safer Winter Bus Travel

Winter bus travel

Cold weather? Check. Snowfall? Check. Icy sidewalks and roads? Check. Wind? Double check. Winter is here and it isn’t going to be dissipating anytime soon. Battling winter weather conditions as a bus rider is a daily challenge. Sometimes it involves trudging through uncleared sidewalks and waiting at the bus stop in -5-degree temperatures. As you… Read more »

Ride The Rapid More in 2017

Rapid riders

A new year offers a chance for new intentions and goals. If you’re seeking something meaningful to stick with this year, there’s one goal we think you should try on for size: riding the bus more. OK — We may be a little biased, but hear us out. Getting on board the bus is the… Read more »

Top 10 Posts of 2016

Ride the Rapid on Fulton Street

It’s hard to believe 2016 is almost over. Take a look back at some of the top Get on Board posts from this past year. The Rapid & Friends Celebrate Route 28 U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $57 Million for Laker Line Bus Rapid Transit Project Students’ Poetry Takes a Ride on the Rapid DASH and… Read more »

New Poll: Voters in Presidential Election Express Bi-partisan Support for Public Transportation Investment

The Silver Line

In the wake of the presidential election, there are few issues that unite Americans more than the critical need to ensure public transportation infrastructure continues to connect our communities. Recently, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a poll conducted immediately after the election that shows strong support for continued investment in public transportation, including… Read more »