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2017 ArtPrize Enhanced Schedule Sept. 23 - Oct. 8

Due to increased ridership during ArtPrize, the following frequency increases will be in place.
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We Need Your Feedback to Improve Transit!

While The Rapid has helped connect thousands of people across our community for years, there’s always room for improvement. We want to provide you with a better transit experience—but we can’t do that without your input. It’s time to work together and align for a better future of public transit. Please share your ideas with us below to help make The Rapid the best ridership experience possible for all.
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August 28, 2017 Route Changes

Please be advised of the upcoming fall route changes on Routes 37, 48 and 15.
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Grand Valley State University August Bus Service Schedule

Grand Valley State University will utilize the following schedules during August 2017:
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Notice of Closure for the Information Center on Aug. 10 and Aug. 15

The Information Center at Rapid Central Station is scheduled to be closed for personnel training.
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You're Invited: The Rapid & Mobile GR Unveil Largest Fleet of CNG buses in Michigan

Greater Grand Rapids bus riders can expect to see 33 new alternative fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles hitting the road this year. This includes 28 fixed-route vehicles and five DASH buses.
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The Rapid’s board unanimously approves decision to a millage renewal on November 2017 ballot

Voters asked to continue public transportation service for the next 12 years.
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The Rapid to Host Job Fair on June 3, 2017

Help keep your community moving! The Rapid is recruiting for several different job positions. We’re hosting a job fair to find exceptional candidates to join our award-winning team as bus operators, diesel technicians, tire technician and administrative assistant.
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Route Detours for Saturday, May 20, 2017

There are two runs taking place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, that will impact some of our routes.
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River Bank Run Detours for May 13, 2017

Every year, the River Bank Run takes over our city! Here are detours to ensure that you can safely and efficiently get to your destination.
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Upcoming College & University Summer Service Schedule Changes

Upcoming college and university schedule changes:
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Rapid CEO Peter Varga to Leave at the End of Contract

Peter Varga, CEO of The Rapid, has notified the Board of Directors that he will be leaving at the end of his current contract, which runs through September 30, 2018.
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Fare Structure Public Information Meetings April 2017

Our new electronic fare (e-fare) system is coming soon! E-fare, which features smart cards and a mobile ticketing smartphone app, will make riding the bus faster, easier, and more convenient. As we prepare to transition, we are proposing a few changes to our current fare structure to fully utilize the new e-fare technology, expedite the boarding process, and better accommodate passengers. Most importantly, this proposal does not include a fare increase. If approved, changes to the fare structure will be in effect when the e-fare system launches in early 2018.
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Route 4 & 19 Schedule Adjustments Begin April 3, 2017

On Monday, April 3, Routes 4 and 19 will have added trips:
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Current Long-Term Detours

These detours will be in place long term to accommodate construction.
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