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Changes Coming to DASH Shuttle Service & Silver Line on Sept. 1, 2016


On Thursday, September 1, 2016, the City of Grand Rapids’ Mobile GR & Parking Department will make improvements to ensure easier travel throughout Downtown. There will be major modifications to the City’s no-fare DASH shuttle service and the start of the Silver Line’s No Fare Zone, encompassing Silver Line Stations from Rapid Central Station to… Read more »

The Rapid will Host Job Fairs on Sept. 3 & 10


The Rapid is seeking to hire part-time and full-time bus operators!  We’re hosting two job fairs to find exceptional candidates that excel in customer service to join our fall bus operator training class. The first job fair will take place on Saturday, September 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at York Creek’s Community Building,… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Beltine Bar


Ride the Silver Line, Route 1 or Route 28 to head to one of Grand Rapids staple dining establishments! If you’re looking for a great atmosphere and a good deal, Beltline Bar is worth visiting. When you’re dining out on a budget, keeping track of weekly deals can save you a lot. This is why we’ve… Read more »

Route & Service Changes Coming on Aug. 29, 2016

Route Changes

It’s that time of year again! Fall changes to fixed routes will go into effect on Monday, August 29, 2016. Here’s what you should be prepared for: –    Afternoon peak service will start earlier and conclude earlier: 3:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. –    Route 16: New routing at Metro Hospital –    Route… Read more »

Grand Rapids Community College to Offer Semester-Long Bus Pass


Beginning this fall, Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) will offer a new semester-long bus pass for students, faculty and staff. This pass is part of a team effort with The Rapid to provide alternative transportation options to those traveling to and from the GRCC campus. GRCC’s student newspaper, The Collegiate, shared the following insight from… Read more »

What’s a Clean Air Action Day?


The summer sun is here to stay. While the warmest months of summer are upon us, it’s also the time of year to take action to reduce emissions of ozone-causing pollutants. That’s right, we’re talking about Clean Air Action Days! While many of you know that fares are waived on The Rapid during designated Clean… Read more »

DASH and Silver Line enhance routes to better serve customers

DASH - FINAL Reconfiguration - Jun 2016

This fall, parking and getting around Downtown is going to be easier than ever. Thanks to major modifications to the City’s DASH and Silver Line bus services, Downtown workers and visitors will experience Grand Rapids like never before. City of Grand Rapids, Mobile GR & Parking Department, The Rapid and DGRI are teaming to create a… Read more »

New Records Set During 2016 Active Commute Week Challenge


The Rapid and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC) announced today that the number of individuals and local businesses participating in the city’s fifth annual Active Commute Week reached new highs in 2016, and the number of miles logged by commuters during June 20-24 more than doubled last year’s event. “We congratulate all of… Read more »

Record Turn Out Expected for 5th Annual Active Commute Week

Active Commute Week 2016

Local business and individual enrollments in Grand Rapids 5th Annual Commute week could potentially set new attendance records when the 2016 event kicks off Monday, and The Rapid is doing our part to promote a record turnout. We’re encouraging all of our riders and social media followers to tune up your bikes, dust off your… Read more »