March 29, 2017On Monday, April 3, Routes 4 and 19 will have added trips:
March 24, 2017These detours will be in place long term to accommodate construction.
The Rapid Optimistic that Funding for the Laker Line Will Be Approved and the Project Will Move Forward
March 16, 2017The Laker Line, a bus rapid transit (BRT) project, would connect Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus with Medical Mile, serving key destinations in the cities of Walker and Grand Rapids along the way.
March 8, 2017One day. Two words. So many reasons.
January 12, 2017Due to the closing of the Kmart store at 68th Street and Clyde Park, the Route 1 will be rerouted to improve efficiency. Beginning Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, Route 1 buses will no longer travel through the parking lot to the bus stop by the building at this store location. The Route 1 buses will travel west on 68th Street from Division to Clyde Park, and then right on Clyde Park to Meijer at 54th Street.Riders will still have access to this plaza via the current bus stop on 68th Street at the drive by Taco Bell, as well as a new bus stop at 68th Street and Clyde Park.
December 15, 2016CHRISTMAS EVE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 Radial service from Central Station The 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm lineups will be the last to depart Central Station; The 5:45 pm lineup (Routes 5, 6, 9 and 16) will operate their entire trip, terminating service when they arrive at Central Station at 7:05 pm; The longer routes at the 6:15 pm lineup (Routes 1, 2, 4, 8, and 15) will deadhead back to the garage at the conclusion of their outbound trip; The shorter routes at the 6:15 pm lineup (Routes 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18) will operate their entire trip, terminating service when they arrive back at Central Station between 7:05 – 7:10 pm; The last trip on the Silver Line will depart Central Station at 6:30 pm. When it reaches the end of the line at 60thStreet, it will deadhead back to the garage. The Silver Line bus that departs Central Station at 6:00 pm will operate its entire trip, terminating at Central Station at 7:10 pm. University Service Route 50 (Campus Connector) will not be operating at all from December 23, 2016 through January 2, 2017; Route 60 (GRCC Sneden Shuttle) will not be in operation from December 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017; Route 100 (Ferris State) will not be in operation from December 17, 2016 through January 3, 2017; Crosstown Service Route 24 will operate eastbound trips until terminating at Woodland Mall at 6:42 pm. The
November 16, 2016With the holiday season comes many schedule changes for college and university routes. We ask that you please plan your travel accordingly during the holiday season to do your best to manage these schedule and service changes.
November 15, 2016The Art Van Santa Parade/Grand Rapids Jaycees is this Saturday! Here are the route detours that will be in place from 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: - Route #1 SB: RCS (R) Cherry (L) Ionia (R) Fulton; Regular Route- Route #1 NB: Fulton (L) Ionia (R) Cherry (L) Grandville; Regular Route - Route #4 SB: Grandville (L) Cherry (R) Ionia (R) Fulton; Regular Route- Route #4 NB: Fulton (L) Ionia (R) Cherry; Regular Route - Route #6 NB: Lyon (L) Division (R) Fulton (L) Ionia (R) Cherry (L) RCS; Regular Route - Route #7 WB: Ellsworth (L) Grandville (L) Wealthy-NB 131-EXIT @ Leonard; Regular Route - Route #7 EB: Turner- 131 SB EXIT @ Wealthy make Right (R) Grandville (R) Cherry; Regular Route - Route #9 NB: Grandville (L) Cherry (L) Market (R) Wealthy (R) Front (L) Fulton (R) Seward; Regular Route- Route #9 SB: Seward (L) Fulton (R) Front (L) Wealthy (L) Market (R) Cherry: Regular Route - Route #11 NB: Grandville (R) Cherry (L) Ionia (R) Michigan; Regular Route- Route # 11SB: Michigan (L) Ottawa (L) Fulton (R) Division (R) Cherry (L) RCS; Regular Route - Route #12 EB: Fulton (R) Front (L) Wealthy (R) Cherry; Regular Route- Route #12 WB: Grandville (L) Cherry (L) Market (R) Wealthy (R) Front (L) Fulton; Regular Route - Route # 13 SB: Ottawa (L) Fulton (R) Ionia (R) Cherry (L) Granville; Regular Route - Route #14 EB: Grandville (R) Cherry (L) Ionia (R) Fulton; Regular Route- Route #14 WB: Fulton (L) Ionia (R) Cherry (L) Grandville; Regular Route - Route #15 EB: RCS (R) Cherry (L) Ionia (R) Fulton; Regular Route- Route #15 WB: Fulton (L) Ionia (R) Cherry (L) Grandville; Regular Route - Route #50 WB: Lafayette (L) Leonard (L) Turner/Mt Vernon (Stop For Students At Mt Vernon/Fulton) (L) Fulton (R) Winter (L) Pearl; Regular Route- Route #50 EB: Front (L)&
November 10, 2016For the past three years, The Rapid has provided bus service to the Mel Trotter Ministries Thanksgiving Banquet. This service includes two routes.
October 13, 2016Get on board any of The Rapid's fixed-route buses or the Silver Line to ride for free to Grand Rapids Griffins Friday home matches at Van Andel Arena. Just show your game ticket to your bus operator when boarding after 5:00 p.m. Go Griffins!
September 21, 2016We will be providing increased service for the first two Saturdays of ArtPrize�(Sept. 24 & Oct. 1):- Routes 4, 6, 9 will be running on 30-minute service from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Route15 will be running on 30-minute service from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. West & North DASH will also be running from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
August 31, 2016The Rapid will be hosting two job fairs to hire full-time and part-time bus operators.
August 30, 2016There will be no service on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.
August 22, 2016The Information Center at Rapid Central Station will have a temporary change in hours. The temporary hours are as follows: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m., Monday - Friday.