College & University Students
Any college student with a valid college ID can purchase a 10-ride farecard at a reduced cost over adult prices. See below for more detailed information about area campuses.
- Students, faculty, and staff pay only 25 cents per ride with a valid Aquinas ID.
- Route 6 (
Eastown/Woodland) and Route 14 (East Fulton) service the Aquinas College campus.
- Students, faculty, and staff pay only 50 cents per ride with
a [EXLINK'361']Discount Card[/EXLINK]issued and subsidized by Calvin College.
- Both Route 6 (Eastown/Woodland) and Route 24 (Burton Crosstown) have stops near this campus.
- Both Route 6 (Eastown/Woodland) and Route 13 (Michigan/Fuller) directly serve this campus.
- Several other routes (2, 4, 5, 6, 24, 28) also connect to Davenport's shuttle service between the two area campuses.
Ferris State University
- In partnership with FSU, The Rapid operates
a [EXLINK'362']shuttle service[/EXLINK], primarily for students, faculty, and staff, between Central Station in Grand Rapids and the FSU campus in Big Rapids.
- FSU students can purchase a semester pass at Ferris that is good on this route only. This service is open to the general public for a fare of $8 per one-way trip.
Grand Rapids Community College
- GRCC students have access to transportation on Route 60 (GRCC
SnedenShuttle) free of charge with a valid GRCC student ID.
- The Silver Line and routes 6, 9, 13, and 51 have stops located near the GRCC campus.
Grand Valley State University
- GVSU subsidizes several routes to connect their campus locations.
- Students, faculty, and staff ride for free with a valid GVSU ID.
- There are several Park ‘n’ Ride lots along Lake Michigan Drive to access Route 50.
- Fall 2016 Service Schedule (1 MB, PDF)
August Service Schedule for GVSU routes:
- Wednesday, 8/10/16 - Friday, 8/12/16 - Normal Spring/Summer 2016 Schedule
- Saturday, 8/13/16 - Sunday, 8/14/16 - NO GVSU SERVICE
- Monday, 8/15/16 - Friday, 8/19/16 - Break Schedule
- Saturday, 8/20/16 - NO GVSU SERVICE
- Sunday 8/21/16 - Sunday, 8/28/16 - Transitions Break Service (COMING SOON)
- Monday, 8/29/16 - Begin Normal Fall 2016 Schedule (1 MB, PDF)