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Laker Line

Laker Line

The Rapid’s second bus rapid transit (BRT) line, the Laker Line, is underway. Construction is slated to begin in spring 2019 with service starting in summer 2020. This improved routing will replace the current Route 50 connecting Grand Valley State University’s main campus in Allendale with the downtown campus and Medical Mile.

The Laker Line will be faster than Route 50 with a direct, more predictable and less congested travel experience.

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The Laker Line will:

  • Improve connectivity between downtown Grand Rapids and GVSU
  • Provide support for (re)development planning by the corridor communities
  • Mitigate the traffic, parking and other impacts from the growing amount of travel in the corridor
  • Capitalize on the potential environmental, community, and social benefits of increased transit usage.