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Public Transportation is About Community

It's not just physically moving people in the direction of work, home, doctors and school. It's giving people the means to know their neighbors and feel connected. The cities served by The Rapid are alive with opportunities you can experience for yourself. We can help take you there.

  • May 11 2012
    Wealthy Operations Open House on May 19, from 1-5pm
    Free public open house at the finished Wealthy Operations Center

    The Rapid is hosting a free public open house at the newly remodeled Wealthy Operations Center.� Opportunities for a free tour are provided.

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  • Mar 21 2012
    GR Citizen Shares Her Experiences on The Rapid
    "People I've Met While Riding The Rapid" featured in The Rapidian

    The Rapidian, a local non-profit, citizen-journalism publication, recently featured a story from a Rapid Rider and Citizen Reporter. She discusses her daily experiences riding The Rapid.

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  • Jul 14 2011
    Stories of Celebrated Service (via Celebration Cinema)

    We're always proud of our drivers for their great service, great driving, and for being our first point of contact with riders. Whenever we get a chance to share a great story from a passenger, we're happy to do it. This time, in addition to a big "thank you" to our drivers, we'd like to express our gratitude to Celebration Cinema for providing a place for great stories li...

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  • May 18 2011
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Visits Grand Rapids

    Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari visited Grand Rapids, Michigan and made two key stops. His first stop was a visit to American Seating where he held a press conference.

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  • Apr 1 2011
    Transit Master Plan's First Focus is on Improving Rider Convenience

    The Following was pulled from a section of the Rapid Reporter Spring_2011. Rapid Reporters are located on the right side of The Rapid's News page from The Rapid Reporter, Spring 2011 Longer service hours, better frequency, more weekend service, and new routes are proposed. Last July, The Rapid Board of Directors unanimously adopted a new Transit Master Plan for The ...

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  • Sep 24 2010
    The Rapid Compares Favorably with Other Metro Transit Systems

    The Following was pulled from a section of the Summer-Fall 2010 Rapid Reporter. Rapid Reporters are located on the right side of The Rapid's News page. One of the most efficient ways to determine how something performs is to compare it with something like it in a similar environment. To evaluate The Rapid, we compared it with transit systems in 10 U.S. citi...

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  • Sep 23 2010
    How to Build a Transit Master Plan: Listen, evaluate, and listen some more.

    The Following was pulled from a section of the Summer-Fall 2010 Rapid Reporter. Download other Rapid Reporters from the right side of The Rapid's News page. Following the success of Metro Mobile 2020, which met its 20-year objectives in just 11 years, The Rapid pursued a new long-range plan for public transit in the region. What evolved was a vision that was d...

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  • Sep 21 2010
    On Board The Rapid: Developing “the people’s plan”
    The Following was pulled from a section of the Summer-Fall 2010 Rapid Reporter. Rapid Reporters are located on the right side of The Rapid's News page Most of this edition of Rapid Reporter focuses on the adoption of our Transit Master Plan and the services contained in it. I want to thank everyone who had a hand in developing this document. The public workshop...
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  • Sep 20 2010
    2030 Preparing for Growth and Significant Change

    The Following was pulled from a section of the Summer-Fall 2010 Rapid Reporter. Rapid Reporters are located on the right side of The Rapid's News page. Continued from previous post, "How does the new transit master plan serve you?" Two Streetcar Routes Running on tracks built into the road, these sleek streetcars would operate on electricity via a wire ab...

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  • Sep 19 2010
    How does the new transit master plan serve you?

    The Following was pulled from a section of the Summer-Fall 2010 Rapid Reporter. Download other Rapid Reporters from the right side of The Rapid's News page. Faster service, longer hours, and a transit system that grows to meet your needs. The 2030 Transit Master Plan (TMP) begins its journey towards implementation with a series of enhancements that impro...

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