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Summer in the City: Getting to Know Public Transportation

Each summer the Michigan Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) hosts a youth program in Grand Rapids known as Summer in the City. Students from around the state travel to Grand Rapids for a week of learning that includes riding public transportation and exploring the community. Our Travel Trainers here at The Rapid were fortunate enough to meet with Summer in the City students and help familiarize them with using the bus as a means of transportation.

The students had the opportunity to get familiar with a Rapid fixed-route bus to practice proper boarding and deboarding, as well as learn more about the system and have an opportunity to ask questions.

One of The Rapid’s fixed-route buses being used for travel training.

Summer in the City students smile during their travel training session.

Summer in the City students smile during their travel training session.

Students getting to know The Rapid fixed-route buses.

Students getting to know The Rapid fixed-route buses.

Rapid bus operator Sherri helping students learn how to use the fareboxes.

Rapid bus operator Sherry helping students learn how to use the fareboxes.

Interested in learning more about The Rapid’s Travel Training program? Visit our website

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.