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Ride The Rapid to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Grand Rapids Children's Museum Mosaic

If you’re looking for some indoor fun this month, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is the place to go! Once again, we’ve partnered with FOX17 to bring you an awesome family-friendly deal this holiday season. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is the city’s hub for hands-on learning for kids ages 2-10. Visitors will find exhibits, workshops and… Read more »

Instagram Roundup: November 2016

It’s hard to believe November has come to an end and we’re well into December. Are you ready for 2017? Here’s a look back at some photos posted throughout November that were taken on our buses or nearby. Have you started following us yet? Check us out and tag us or use #ridetherapid next time… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to the Newly Renovated Gerald R. Ford Museum

Gerald R. Ford Museum

The Gerald R. Ford Museum is back and ready to show off their new exhibits. We’ll do the driving. Located at 303 Pearl Street Northwest, Gerald R. Ford Museum reopened back in June after undergoing a face lift to rebuild and improve exhibits.  Along with the new Oval Office exhibit, they also have the DeVos Learning Center…. Read more »

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 »