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College & University Holiday Service Schedules 2016

Holiday Service Schedule

With the holiday season comes many schedule changes for college and university routes. We ask that you please plan your travel accordingly during the holiday season to do your best to manage these schedule and service changes. We would also like to remind everyone how our real-time information system works during these holiday service changes…. Read more »

Thank You, Veterans

Thank you, Veterans

Today we remember and honor the service of our veterans. We thank the brave men and women who selflessly served our country and risked their lives to protect our freedom. It’s an honor having you on our team at The Rapid, as well as on board our buses every day. Here are The Rapid employees… Read more »

Sip Local at Cocktail Week GR

Cocktail Week GR

Move over craft beer. It’s the craft cocktail’s time to shine. If you’re looking for an excuse to discover all Grand Rapids has to offer in terms of craft cocktails and spirits, Cocktail Week GR is for you. From November 9 – 20, Experience Grand Rapids is encouraging Grand Rapidians to sip local and celebrate… Read more »

Instagram Roundup: October 2016

Rapid Operations Center

It’s clear from the photos we’ve been tagged in that October was a month for beautiful views. We saw the leaves transition, warm and sunny days, as well as stunning sunrises and sunsets. Here’s a few of our favorite Instagram photos from October. Don’t forget to tag us when you ride with us this month!… Read more »

Children & Public Transportation

Children at Rapid Central Station

Children are our future. At The Rapid, we’re focused on educating them about public transportation, as well as being environmentally-friendly and getting around the community. We do this through our travel training and public outreach programs.  Recently, three student groups from the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science recently took a field trip to downtown… Read more »

Instagram Roundup: September 2016

On the bus

We love Instagram. That’s right, we said it. The reason: It’s a chance to get a glimpse through someone else’s lens. As we’re nearing our 1,000 follower mark on Instagram, it’s only fitting to begin sharing the images we’re graced with every month that come from the views of our passengers. Enjoy! Have you started… Read more »

Park Once & Ride for Free around Downtown Grand Rapids


NPO Showcase – Mobile GR & Grand Rapids Parking Department from GRTV on Vimeo. Don’t miss this GRTV NPO showcase segment with Grand Rapids Economic Development Services Managing Director Kara Wood. She shares the many changes that have been made to Grand Rapids’ parking and public transportation systems. Seeking to alleviate traffic and parking downtown,… Read more »

The Rapid Receives National Honor for “There’s More to the Ride” Campaign

APTA Award

This past April, The Rapid launched a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience. We’re proud to announce that these stories have received national recognition. The Rapid is among the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) winners announced during the… Read more »

DASH Around Downtown Grand Rapids


ArtPrize is just around the corner. Forget driving around downtown Grand Rapids searching for the perfect parking spot. Now, the City of Grand Rapids and The Rapid have made major modifications to the city’s DASH and Silver Line bus services so that parking and getting around the city will be easier than ever before. These new modifications… Read more »

Ride DASH to Receive a 20 Percent Dining Discount


Riders who take advantage of the City’s new and improved free DASH shuttle service at least once Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Tuesday, Sept. 13, can enjoy bargain pricing on meals at more than a dozen of Grand Rapids’ most popular Downtown destinations as part of a special “DASH & Dine Discount” promotion. “We believe the… Read more »