College & University Students
Riding The Rapid is an easy, affordable, and sustainable to get to and from your college or university campus. 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 the Calvin Wave card 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 shuttle service, 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 $5 per one-way trip.
- Calendar (110 KB, PDF) of Ferris State University Route 100 Service for 2018-2019. You can find the Route 100 schedule here (228 KB, PDF).
- There is no summer service on Route 100.
Grand Rapids Community College
- GRCC students have access to transportation on Route 60 (GRCC Sneden Shuttle) free of charge with a valid GRCC student ID.
- The Silver Line and routes 6, 9, and 13 have stops located near the GRCC campus.
- There is no summer service on Route 60.
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.
- View GVSU's Winter 2018 Schedule here (477 KB, PDF).
GVSU LABOR DAY HOLIDAY BREAK SERVICE HOURS:
- Friday, 8/30/19 - Sunday, 9/1/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule
- Monday, 9/2/19 - LABOR DAY - No GVSU Bus Service
- Tuesday, 9/3/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule
GVSU FALL BREAK HOLIDAY SERVICE HOURS:
- Friday, 10/18/19 - Sunday, 10/20/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule
- Monday, 10/21/19 - Tuesday, 10/22/19 - Break Service
- Wednesday, 10/23/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule
GVSU THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY BREAK SERVICE HOURS:
- Tuesday, 11/26/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule
- Wednesday, 11/27/19 - Break Service
- Thursday, 11/28/19 - No GVSU Bus Service
- Friday, 11/29/19 - Break Service
- Saturday, 11/30/19 - Sunday, 12/1/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule
- Monday, 12/2/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule (+Exam Cram Late Night Bus Service Extension)
GVSU EXAM CRAM BUS SERVICE SCHEDULE:
- Monday, 12/2/19 - Wednesday, 12/11/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule (+Exam Cram Service Extension)
GVSU SEMESTER BREAK SERVICE SCHEDULE:
- Friday, 12/13/19 - Sunday, 12/15/19 - Normal Fall 2019 Schedule
- Monday, 12/16/19 - Monday, 12/23/19 - Break Service
- Tuesday, 12/24/19 - Wednesday, 1/1/20 - No GVSU Bus Service
- Thursday, 1/2/20 - Sunday, 1/5/20 - Break Service
- Monday, 1/6/20 - Normal Winter 2020 Service Begins (schedule to be posted December 2019)