Explore: Rider Stories

Rider Insight: Places to Go on Route 7 on Sunday

Route 7

The following is written by Mike Ewer, a Grand Rapids citizen and Rapid rider.  While many people work Sundays to provide us with the services we have come to expect (including Rapid Bus Operators and support staff), there are also a number of reasons to enjoy free time on this day. Now you can enjoy… Read more »

14 Favorite Summer Destinations of Rapid Riders

Nothing quite beats summer in Michigan. Now that the warm weather is here to stay (for now), enjoy it by exploring all that the Greater Grand Rapids area has to offer. We reached out to our passengers via The Rapid Facebook page to find out where their favorite place to ride The Rapid was during… Read more »

Real Rider – Find Out Why Kadie S. Gets On Board

Are you a Real Rider of The Rapid? If you’re interested in being featured as a part of our series, we’d love to hear from you. Submit your story for consideration by clicking the link on the right side of this blog.  “Being introduced to The Rapid has helped me tremendously. I ride for the… Read more »

New To Winter Bus Travel? 20 Tips From Fellow Riders

winter bus travel

Winter is one of the best times of year to switch up your commute and try using public transportation. Catching the bus instead of driving means avoiding scraping and deicing your car, driving on slick roads, and the general stress of winter travel. For those of you considering getting on board this winter, who better… Read more »

What’s Your Bus Stop Story?

When it comes to mobility choices, everyone has a story behind their choice. And for many Grand Rapidians, the bus is a means to living, working, and playing within the local service area. Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Tommy Allen Creative and the local transit advocacy team, Friends of Transit have come together to… Read more »