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Have You Thanked Your Bus Operator Lately?

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One day. Two words. So many reasons. The Rapid’s Bus Operators keep our community moving. They maneuver through traffic and weather conditions of all kinds to get you safely to work, school, appointments, and everything in between. And on top of ensuring the safe and timely arrival of passengers to destinations, they also must check… Read more »

Thrifty Thursday: Ride The Rapid to Flanagan’s Irish Pub

Flanagan's Irish Pub

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably craving some Irish pub grub and a good beer. We’ve got the place for you! Flanagan’s Irish Pub, located in downtown Grand Rapids at 139 Pearl Street NW, is a staple local mainstay. Recently taken over by new owners, Flanagan’s received an interior makeover, as… Read more »

January 2017 Bus Operator of the Month: Cindy. C

Cindy C. Bus Operator of the Month

Each month, we have the opportunity of honoring a Rapid Bus Operator who has gone above and beyond in their job to keep the community moving. These bus operators are nominated by their peers and awarded by the Transportation Department for their hard work and dedication. Bus Operator of January 2017: Cindy C. How long… Read more »

Thrifty Thursday: Ride The Rapid to Kent District Library

Grandville Public Library

Nothing beats a deal that lasts all year round. That’s why we love the Kent District Library. Get set up with Kent District Library Card and everything at the library is free! Our partnership with FOX 17’s Smart Shopper typically highlights local businesses with unbeatable deals. Most don’t immediately consider their local library as a… Read more »

Thrifty Thursday: Ride The Rapid to Ferris Coffee and Nut Company

Ferris Coffee Pour Over

For many, coffee is considered a morning staple. But at Ferris Coffee and Nut Co., the owners and employees know that coffee is more than just a beverage, it’s an experience. Ferris Coffee and Nut Company was established in Michigan in 1924. For nearly 100 years, they’ve been brewing specialty coffee and gourmet nuts. Their inventory… Read more »

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

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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

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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 »