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The Rapid Reduces Bus Service Beginning on March 24, 2020

Beginning March 24, 2020, The Rapid will implement a reduced service schedule.
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Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station will close to the public and Rapid Central Station will limit public access

During COVID-19, changes are being made to limit public access to The Rapid's facilities.
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The Rapid Continues Measures to Fight the Spread of the COVID-19 Virus

Health and safety are of the utmost importance to The Rapid in our efforts to provide public transportation services to the Greater Grand Rapids area. With the everchanging information regarding the mitigation of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we understand there is much concern regarding the safety of public transit.
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The Rapid Responds to COVID-19

Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us in our efforts to get you where you need to go.
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Rapid On Demand Pilot to End Service on March 13, 2020

The Rapid's on-demand paratransit program, Rapid On Demand, will end pilot service on Friday, March 13, 2020.
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Share Your Feedback on the Future of The Rapid on Feb. 25, 2020

We need your input to make our bus system more convenient, more reliable and more efficient!
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Share you feedback with the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Make your voice heard by sharing input on transportation projects and investments for all types of transportation in Kent and eastern Ottawa Counties.
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Mark Your Calendar for June 15, 2020

Fare changes will go into place on June 15, 2020.
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Christmas Eve Bus Service Schedule for Dec. 24, 2019

Service changes will be in place on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.
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Mel Trotter Thanksgiving Meal Bus Service on Nov. 28, 2019

The only service The Rapid provides on Thanksgiving Day is to DeVos Place for the Mel Trotter Thanksgiving Community Meal.
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The Rapid Ends Paper Ticket Sales

As of Nov. 14, 2019, The Rapid no longer sells paper bus tickets onboard buses, at Rapid Central Station, online, or at Meijer and Spartan stores.
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Paper Ticket Sales Will End on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

On Oct. 23, 2019, The Rapid held two public meetings to share details about the plan to end the sale of paper tickets for regular fixed-route bus service.
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Notice of Fare Structure Public Information Meetings on Oct. 23, 2019

With the implementation of The Wave electronic fare system in 2018, The Rapid is proposing to end the sale of paper fare media.
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The Rapid Partners With Mesmerize for Transit Advertising Sales

Mesmerize is expanding its transit advertising portfolio with this partnership with The Rapid.
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Assistance Dogs Gain “Firstpaw” Experience in Riding the Bus

The Rapid provides public transportation training to Paws With A Causeassistance dogs.
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