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'62']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'64']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.
- December Semester Break Service Hours:
- Friday, 12/18/15 - Normal Fall 2015 Schedule
- Saturday, 12/19/15 - Sunday, 12/20/15 - Normal Fall 2015 Schedule
- Monday, 12/21/15 - Wednesday 12/23/15 - Break Schedule
- Thursday, 12/24/15 - Friday 1/1/16 - No GVSU Service
- Saturday, 1/2/16 - Saturday 1/9/16 - Break Schedule
- Sunday, 1/10/16 - Normal Winter 2016 Schedule
- Monday, 1/11/16 - Normal Winter 2016 Schedule