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Switching Up Your Winter Commute

Winter isn’t over yet. On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow portending six more weeks of winter. But that’s not all bad news. In fact, we think it’s a great opportunity to switch up your commute in the face of more winter weather conditions heading our way. For those who choose to commute mostly by car,… Read more »

Improve Our Website In 10 Minutes

Out with the old and in with the new. The time has come to improve The Rapid website. To ensure that we’re providing you with the best hub to access all The Rapid offers, we’re seeking your input as we begin the process. Whether you’re a new rider or a long-time friend of The Rapid,… Read more »

Why Should You Be A Voice For Public Transit?

Whether you ride or not, public transit benefits all of us. It allows our community to come to life by keeping us moving. Public transit gets you to the places you need to go: work, school, errands, the doctor, entertainment, and much more. Did you know? – 35 million times each weekday, people board public transportation…. Read more »

GVSU Students: 6 Tips For A Smoother Ride This Winter

Pure Michigan weather is back to it’s regularly scheduled program of snow, ice, and bitter cold. If braving the roads isn’t your cup of tea then The Rapid is a great option for commuting to campus, work, or just for fun. Recently the Grand Valley Lanthorn shared some recommendations to ensure your ride on The Rapid… Read more »

Mobility As A Force For Health, Wealth & Happiness

It’s easy to think of alternative transportation such as walking, biking, and public transit as just a means of getting around. And on a community-wide scale, these mobility options offer a more green, environmentally-friendly appeal. But when was the last time you considered mobility as a direct for a healthier, happier, and more financially prosperous… Read more »

8 Ways To Use Rapid Connect To Improve Your Commute

How do you stay connected to your bus route? Thanks to real-time information, keeping track of your bus is now easier than before. Our GPS-powered rider tools, known as Rapid Connect, have many options for making your ride on The Rapid more convenient. Here are a few ways to improve and even de-stress your commute:… Read more »

8 Smart Riding Tips For Winter Weather

It may not officially be winter on the calendar, but the season’s weather is now upon us. As you ride the bus in the snow and cold, there are a few good habits you can practice to ensure smarter and safer travel this winter. Here are eight bus riding tips for a smoother commute: 1…. Read more »

Honoring Veterans At The Rapid And Throughout The Community

This Veterans Day we wanted to share special thank you to all of the veterans that keep us moving here at The Rapid. We’re fortunate to  have so many Rapid employees who have previously and continue to serve our country. On Facebook this past week we shared the names and photos of our veterans. Here’s the… Read more »

6 Things To Know About Transportation In Grand Rapids

Craft beer, travel destinations, philanthropy — Grand Rapids is no stranger when it comes to topping lists. But transportation is one area that Grand Rapids and its surrounding cities are making waves in that may not be on your radar. While public transportation and other non-car options may not be the first thing that comes… Read more »

The Laker Line Study Rolls Out The Future Of Route 50

With the Laker Line Study finishing it’s third phase, the plans for Route 50 were unveiled yesterday at a public meeting held at Grand Valley University. The final phase of the study revealed the locally preferred alternative (community-driven results) featuring routing, station locations and the amenities of what will become Grand Rapids’ second bus rapid… Read more »