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The Rapid Introduces Propane-Fueled Vehicles Into Its GO!Bus Fleet

  We kicked off Earth Day a bit early here at The Rapid by welcoming four new vehicles into its GO!Bus service which will be fueled by clean-burning, domestically-produced, affordable propane autogas. GO!Bus is available for seniors and people with disabilities who cannot ride fixed route services. It uses smaller, cutaway vehicles for door-to-door trips. The… Read more »

The Rapid Board Votes Unanimously In Support Of Proposal 1

The Rapid Board of Directors, representatives of all six municipalities in The Rapid service area,  unanimously approved a resolution supporting Proposal 1 for safer roads in Michigan. In addition to fixing Michigan’s roads, new revenues will also provide additional revenues for public transportation. Here’s the official resolution of support for Proposal 1 that The Rapid Board… Read more »

Six-Year, $478 Billion Transportation Bill Heads To Congress

The calls for long-term transportation funding may be answered with the new GROW AMERICA Act. Over the past year, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has visited more than 100 communities and heard one common story – shared by all – about crumbling infrastructure and dwindling resources to fix it with. Today, Secretary Foxx sent to Congress… Read more »

U.S. Public Transportation Hits 10.8 Billion Trips

In 2014, public transportation achieved its highest ridership in 58 years. According to a report released this week by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation last year. “In 2014, people took a record 10.8 billion trips on public transportation — the highest annual ridership number in 58… Read more »

4 Rapid Travel Training Services To Consider

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what challenges you face, travel training is a service that can benefit anyone.” — Cari, Rapid Travel Trainer Whether you’re new to The Rapid service area or just need some extra assistance in using the bus, travel training is a great way to become more comfortable on public… Read more »

Welcoming Our New Transportation Manager

In January, we strengthened our team by welcoming Veronica Lowe as the new transportation manager.  Lowe brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, having been a leader in public and pupil transportation for more than 24 years. Prior to joining The Rapid, Lowe served in a diverse set of roles, including chief of… Read more »

#StuckInTraffic: Participate In A Twitter Town Hall With National Transportation Leaders

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Rep. Bill Shuster will be taking to Twitter today to answer questions about reauthorizing U.S. surface transportation; strengthening the Nation’s highways, bridges, and transit infrastructure; and the future of transportation in America. Follow @SecretaryFoxx and @Transport and keep up with the #StuckInTraffic hashtag. The Twitter Town… Read more »

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 »