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The Silver Line: More than a Name

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Michigan’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) line, currently known as the Silver Line, may be in for a name change. As of June 28, 2017, The Rapid Board approved selling the naming rights of the Silver Line as a fiscally responsible opportunity for partnership within the community. Why now for the Silver Line? And what… Read more »

Cheers to One Year: The Silver Line Celebrates One Year of Service

Michigan’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) line hit the road August 25, 2014. Today we are wishing the Silver Line a very happy first birthday! Offering rail-like convenience, the Silver Line’s 10 dedicated BRT vehicles have traveled more than 370,000 miles in the first year of service. Traveling to 18 stations in Grand Rapids, Kentwood,… Read more »

Rapid Growth: See Where Local Grand Rapids Chefs eat on Their day off

When they’re not hard at work creating amazing cuisine for Grand Rapidians, where do local chefs go for delicious food? Rapid Growth Media followed Paul Lee of The Winchester and Donkey-Tanqueria and Jenna Arcidiacono of Amore Trattoria Italiana as they rode the Silver Line to their favorite pho restaurant. What’s your favorite restaurant?

ICYMI: Rappin’ On The Rapid

Laughfest, the 10-day festival of all-things-funny may be finished for 2014, but that doesn’t mean there’s still laughs to be had. Rapid Growth Lifestyle Editor and Publisher, Tommy Allen shares a glimpse into what happens when local comic Matt Laurie takes visiting Laughest comedian Tracey Ashley for a ride on the Silver Line. Have you ridden the… Read more »

7 Basics of Bus Rapid Transit

Did you know that more than 160 cities in the world have some version of bus rapid transit (BRT)? And with Grand Rapids’ Silver Line BRT as the newest addition to this list, there’s a lot more to love about BRT systems than the convenience of a smooth and efficient ride. Some of the most… Read more »

The Silver Line’s First Week By The Numbers

The Silver Line’s wheels are in motion.  So how did Michigan’s first bus rapid transit line perform in its first week? Let’s take a look. We wanted to put the numbers in context, so we pulled Route 1-Division’s ridership from this same week a year ago.  One question we received throughout the Silver Line’s development… Read more »

12 Silver Line Fare Questions Answered

With the new feature of pre-paid boarding on the Silver Line, we understand that their may still be some lingering questions about payment for riding this new route. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to walk you through a number of payment situations that you may encounter while riding the Silver Line. It’s… Read more »

Learn How The Silver Line Interacts With Traffic

With the introduction of designated bus-only lanes and traffic signal priority in accordance with the Silver Line route, many of you may be wondering how Michigan’s first bus rapid transit line will interact with traffic. We’ve developed this traffic animation to highlight exactly how the Silver Line will interact seamlessly with vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. In… Read more »

5 Silver Line Park ‘n’ Ride Questions Answered

It’s time to park-n-ride-like-never-before. There’s more than a bus rapid transit line opening on August 25, 2014. We’re also happy to announce the opening of two Silver Line Park ‘n’ Ride lots. These lots will provide an easy, convenient, and safe way to ride the Silver Line for those not near a station. Here are the… Read more »

Do You Have Burning Questions About The Silver Line?

Let’s talk Silver Line. With the Division Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project arriving in less than a month, we’re prepared to answer any last minute questions you may have. Join us on Tuesday, July 29 and Monday, August 11 in the Community Room at Central Station from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  From new ticket vending machines… Read more »