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Kent District Library and The Rapid launch Books on the Bus program

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

The average bus rider commutes 25 minutes each day. This is the perfect opportunity to relax, listen to some music or even fit in some reading.   Thanks to Kent District Library, Rapid bus riders can now find books on many buses traveling...

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The Rapid's new e-fare system The Wave debuts August 14

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 08-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Adam Williams has two preferred forms of transportation in Grand Rapids: bus and bike. After a health scare in 2012 when he was 39, Williams took on active transportation as a simple step to improving his health. Today, riding the bus is one of his...

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The Rapid reports increased services, success for Silver Line

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s been just over a year since The Rapid launched the Silver Line, Michigan’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system. The Silver Line connects area suburbs to Grand Rapids to help commuters get downtown quickly. “The whole idea of...

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Coast-To-Coast Public Information Meeting

by (whitemice)

Submitted 06-04-2015 under

The Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Study aims to understand the ridership demans and feasibility of re-establishing passenger rail between Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Holland. Come join us at one (or more!) or our 16 public engagement...

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Parking meters to get a raise

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

The City's Parking Commission voted three to two to hike up rates by 25 cents per hour for all metered spaces in the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. The rate boost, voted on June 13 and waiting for a "green light" from the City...

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Overcrowded Rapid buses cause concern for rider

by (Gwendolyn Nathan)

Submitted 11-27-2012 under OPINION

I’m writing this article about an issue that is really becoming a big concern to me and other passengers that ride The Rapid. Since school started this fall, I’ve noticed there seems to be an increasing problem with getting passengers...

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Interview With Jim Bruckbauer of the Michigan Land Use Institute

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 05-01-2011 under NEWS

  On Tuesday, May 3rd, voters in Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, Grandville and Walker will vote on a millage to increase service on The Rapid, the area's public transit bus service.  To help voters who may be...

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[HISTORY DETECTIVES] Historical transit decision comes full circle with May 3 millage

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 04-29-2011 under OPINION

A portion of the vintage footage featured in the video is from a film made in the 1920s. That promotional film was made by the Grand Rapids Railway Company, the private corporation that controlled the transit in the city. In the beginning of the...

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