public transportation

Ride The Rapid in November to sip local and enjoy arts and culture

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 11-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The days are growing shorter and the weather colder. But staying inside doesn't have to mean missing out on fun events and destinations throughout the city. Music, shopping, theater, cocktails -- November has it all. As you gear up for the...

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INsight Series: Providing Alternative Mobility Options in the Workplace

by (Local First)

Submitted 10-03-2016 under

Representatives from Spoke Folks and The Rapid discuss examples of local businesses who are utilizing public and active modes of transportation and the effect it’s had on their workforce and bottom line. Attendees will have...

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Ride The Rapid to ArtPrize Eight

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

The transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a giant art gallery is well underway. ArtPrize is almost here with opening day starting this Wednesday, September 21 running through October 9. And in ArtPrize’s eighth year as an event, there...

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The Rapid's education campaign "There's More to the Ride" earns national honor

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-19-2016 under NEWS

This past April, The Rapid launched a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience. We're...

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Bus riders have their say on Laker Line design

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

On April 20, 2016, at the Fulton Street bus stop under US-131, Route 50 bus riders were met with art, hammocks, chalk designs, food trucks and most importantly, an opportunity to provide input for the future design of the Laker Line. The Laker Line...

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Children's poetry travels local bus system

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' Poet Laureate, Lew Klatt debuts his new project, "Grand Poems in Rapid Transit," during National Poetry Month on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Collaborating with The Rapid and several local afterschool programs, Klatt will be...

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The Rapid's new ad series tells riders' stories, benefits to community

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

Paul Mackie, one of the nation’s foremost mass transit bloggers and the communications director of the Virginia-based nonprofit research organization Mobility Lab, recently posed this challenge to America’s public transportation industry...

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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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Keep GR moving: Modern mobility strategy designed to build stronger city

by (Andy Guy)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The traffic congestion choking rival cities like Austin, Texas is no problem here in uber-accessible Grand Rapids. We cherish and celebrate the "get anywhere in 20-30 minutes" fact of West Michigan living. Our opportunity and...

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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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