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Comments Still Being Accepted for Proposed Fare Structure Change

Service improvements from 2008 to 2015.Thank you to everyone who joined us for our proposed fare structure change public hearings. We appreciate your comments, feedback, and the time you spent with us. For those who could not make it out to join us in-person, we are still accepting comments via email or mail until Wednesday, July 16, 2015. Please send comments to The Rapid Planning Department, 300 Ellsworth St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 — or via email to info@ridetherapid.org.

While we detailed more information about the proposed change in a previous blog post, here is another look at the proposed fare structure change:

  • Cash fares proposed to change from $1.50 to $1.75
  • Reduced fare cash proposed to change from $0.75 to $0.85
  • Adult one-ride proposed to change from $1.50 to $1.75
  • Adult 10-ride proposed to change from $11.50 to $13.50
  • Student 10-ride ticket proposed to change from $9.00 to $10.50
  • Senior/persons with disabilities 10-ride proposed to change from $7.50 to $8.75
  • One-day pass proposed to change from $3.00 to $3.75
  • Seven-day pass proposed to change from $14.00 to $16.00
  • Regular 31-day pass proposed to change from $40.00 to $47.00
  • Reduced 31-day pass proposed to change from $26.00 to $30.00
  • GO!Bus proposed to change from $3.00 to $3.50
  • GO!Bus (non-disabled senior) proposed to change from $7.00 to $8.00
  • PASS proposed to change from $3.00 to $3.50

We understand that there may be concerns about this fare change, but we have to look at all options to continue to provide the level of services the community has come to rely on.  We appreciate your feedback as the Board considers this step.

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.