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The Rapid to Distribute 500 Reusable Masks to Riders

The Rapid's mask giveaway begins Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and will last until the 500 masks have been distributed.
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New Summer Service to be Implemented on May 26, 2020

The Rapid plans to increase service to accommodate the service area on May 26, 2020.
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The Rapid will Increase Service Starting April 6, 2020

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, the following route changes will be in place.
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Route 50 Now Serving Route 12 Stops on Bridge St. & Lake Michigan Dr. to Valley & Fulton

On April 2, 2020, Route 50 will begin picking up riders from the Route 12 stops from Bridge St. & Lake Michigan Dr. to Valley & Fulton.
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The Rapid Limits Passengers Per Vehicle; Continues Providing Essential Travel

The Rapid is enforcing bus capacity limits to ensure the health and safety of riders and employees.
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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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