As a successful banking attorney and diversity partner for Warner, Norcross & Judd; Rodney Martin doesn’t have to rely on public transportation. Rather, he has chosen public transportation as a tool he uses periodically. And he’s not a lone. Numerous other individuals in the firm’s 300-person Grand Rapids workforce use The Rapid on any given day for reliable transportation.
For Martin, he has embraced a number of benefits to having a public transportation system in greater Grand Rapids. While he has transportation choices, he appreciates the benefits it offers individuals getting who need a reliable service. He also appreciates converting a commitment to sustainability into action. His neighbors have taken notice of his practice.
“It’s a good view of what Grand Rapids is all about.”
What may be interesting is social and personal benefits that Martin has recognized in his years using The Rapid and other transit services around the country. It gives him a peaceful start to his day – complete with a cup of coffee before he leaves, a nice walk down to the stop with frequent stop times, a relaxing ride, time to read the paper or listen to the radio – and not have to worry about driving.
Martin’s commitment to public transportation isn’t unique. He sees people of all walks of life. In fact, in his words, “It’s a good view of what Grand Rapids is all about.”