Local ATU member arrested at Rapid Board Meeting

by (jproth1)

Submitted 08-31-2017 under NEWS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids police arrested Louis DeShane, Rapid Bus Driver and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836 Union Member for trespassing at the monthly board meeting held on Wednesday, August 30. An hour into the Rapid public board...

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The Rapid should make it easy for people to get their change back

by (Emmanuel Zavala)

Submitted 02-28-2017 under OPINION

I got on the bus to get home from high school. I take The Rapid everyday to and from City Middle High School. The bus got to the stop at Plainfield and Knapps at 3:04 so my friends get on the bus and then I got on. I put my student 10-ride bus pass...

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Bus Stop Stories showcase local resident experiences on public transportation

by (peoplewd)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Tommy Allen Creative and Friends of Transit, the local transit advocacy team, are excited to share new videos of lively, poignant, and comic reflections on The Rapid’s new BRT Silver Line debut in...

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Active Commute Week kicks off in Grand Rapids

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-14-2012 under NEWS

Monday, May 14 kicks off Active Commute Week here in metro Grand Rapids. Held to encourage active transportation use, the week will feature various events, workshops and the Active Commute Week Challenge. From May 14 through Friday, May 18,...

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2nd Annual Team Priority Health / The Motion Initiative Trainer Marathon

by (The Motion Init...)

Submitted 01-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

It was five degrees outside when I woke up this morning. My first thought was “what a great day for a bicycle ride!” And by the time we were set up and ready to ride, it had warmed to a balmy eleven degrees. We can handle it, though. We’re a tough...

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[EASTOWN] The Bus Stops Here

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

It happens every 30 minutes. Retirees, professionals and school children get on board and get to where they’re going for pocket change using one of the most unsung rides on the road: the city bus. The Rapid, as it’s called in the Grand Rapids metro...

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Local Artist-Photographer Terry Johnston Hosts Free Artist Photoshoot

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 06-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids freelance photographer and local arts advocate Terry Johnston is excited about a new, personal project, focusing on "starving artists" - a condition Johnston describes as "a very real possibility when a community doesn't value its local...

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