public transportation

Streetcar history takes shape in upcoming book

by (tbalx)

Submitted 05-06-2015 under OPINION

Carl Bajema, retired GVSU biology professor and local historian, is intent on bringing to life Grand Rapids’ transportation history. He's currently revising the drafts for the second book in a local transportation series, tentatively...

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Story Matters: Liz Ashburn recommends public transportation

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Healing a citi(zen)

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP   The struggle between the values that shape cities can leave indelible marks on the urban landscape. Two of those values which often find themselves in conflict are utility and health, and the design...

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Story Matters: Aaron Bannasch sees growth in Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Where we're headed: What Bus Rapid Transit could mean for our city

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Our editor sat down with Bill Kirk, the new Transportation Demand Manager of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., to talk about all things transportation in Grand Rapids. Kirk still works very closely with The Rapid on a variety of issues, and as their...

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Ride the bus to area farmers markets

by (MILocalFoodBeet)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Farmers market season is now in full swing! Need a ride? Take the bus. The Rapid bus system has routes near farmers markets. Below is a list of markets available from The Rapid bus routes.   Downtown Market: 435 Ionia Avenue SW. ROUTE 2...

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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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Local Elections 2012: Walker Yes talks about transportation proposal

by (Renato)

Submitted 10-31-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked Walker Yes some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about some of the issues surrounding the City of Walker Proposal for Withdrawal from Interurban Transit Partnership. See...

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Local Elections 2012: Friends of Transit talks about transportation proposal

by (Renato)

Submitted 10-31-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked Friends of Transit some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about some of the issues surrounding the City of Walker Proposal for Withdrawal from Interurban Transit Partnership....

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ArtPrize and The Rapid partner to offer cost-effective transportation

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 09-10-2012 under NEWS

ArtPrize and The Rapid will be joining forces to again offer ArtPrize-goers an alternative to parking downtown for the event. For five dollars, you can purchase two wristbands that permit two riders on any of the shuttles that run from seven area...

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