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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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The Rapid Optimistic that Funding for the Laker Line Will Be Approved and the Project Will Move Forward

The 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.
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Have You Thanked Your Bus Operator Lately?

One day. Two words. So many reasons.
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Route 1 - Division Changes Effective Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Due 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.
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Holiday 2016 Service Schedule

CHRISTMAS 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
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College & University Holiday 2016 Service Schedule

With 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.
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Art Van Santa Parade Detours for Nov. 19

The 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)&
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Service Schedule for Mel Trotter Ministries Thanksgiving Banquet 2016

For the past three years, The Rapid has provided bus service to the Mel Trotter Ministries Thanksgiving Banquet. This service includes two routes.
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Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Free Ride Friday Promotion

Get 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!
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Increased Service for ArtPrize 2016

We 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.
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The Rapid to hold Job Fairs on Sept. 3 & 10

The Rapid will be hosting two job fairs to hire full-time and part-time bus operators.
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No Service on Labor Day

There will be no service on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.
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Temporary Change in Information Center Hours

The 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.
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GVSU Service Schedule for August

Grand Valley State University routes will run on the following schedule prior to beginning normal fall 2016 service.
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