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Forget about paying sky-high gas prices. Say goodbye to hunting and paying for parking on campus. Ride The Rapid instead.

Any college student can use a 10-ride student farecard, which costs less than the adult 10-ride card. You must show a valid college ID. Purchase farecards here. (There is no student discount on a single cash fare.)

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Grand Valley State University

GVSU subsidizes several routes to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. A valid GVSU ID gets you on any Rapid bus in the system for free.

There are park and ride lots along Lake Michigan Drive to give students access to Route 50. See a map (268 KB, JPG) of the locations.

Grand Valley State University Summer 2014 Bus Service Schedule (670 KB, PDF)

Grand Valley State University Winter 2014 Bus Service Schedule (1 MB, PDF)

More Grand Valley State University Bus Routes and Schedules

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Aquinas College

Students, faculty, and staff pay just $0.25 per ride with a valid Aquinas ID card. Aquinas subsidizes the remainder of the fare. Route 6 (Eastown/Woodland) and Route 14 (East Fulton) are popular for getting to and from Aquinas College campus. 

Aquinas College Transporation Information

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Ferris State University

In partnership with Ferris, The Rapid operates a shuttle service between Rapid Central Station in Grand Rapids and the Big Rapids campus of FSU. This service is intended primarily for students, faculty, and staff, however, it will be open to the general public for a fare of $8/per one-way trip. FSU students can purchase a semester pass at Ferris that is good on this route only--not on other Rapid routes or services.  The Rapid does not sell semester passes. 

Ferris State University Shuttle Bus Route Information and Schedule

Calvin College

Calvin College

Students, faculty, and staff pay just 50 cents per ride with a Rapid Discount Card issued by the college. Calvin subsidizes the remainder of the fare.

Calvin College Transportation Information

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Davenport University

Davenport University's MBA Downtown Center is located at 45 Ottawa NW in downtown Grand Rapids (49503). Route 6 (Eastown/Woodland) and Route 13 (Michigan/Fuller) both directly serve this campus. In addition, many other routes run within a 1/4 mile of the MBA Downtown Campus. Please refer to our Schedules and Maps page for details.

Several Routes also connect to Davenport's shuttle service between the two area campuses (Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 24, 28). 

Davenport University Transportation Information

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College students can ride Route 60 (GRCC Sneden Shuttle) for free with a valid GRCC ID.

There is no service on Route 60 - GRCC through the summer. Service will resume when classes begin in the fall.

Grand Rapids Community College Transportation Information

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