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'368']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'369']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.
- No service on Route 100 on the following dates: Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 19-Jan. 3.
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.
- No service on Route 60 on the following dates: Nov. 22-24 and Dec. 29-Jan. 8.
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)
Holiday Service Schedule for GVSU routes:
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY GVSU BUS SERVICE HOURS:
- Tuesday, 11/22/16 - Normal Fall 2016 Schedule
- Wednesday, 11/23/16 - Break Schedule
- Thursday, 11/24/16 - NO SERVICE
- Friday, 11/25/16 - Break Schedule
- Saturday, 11/26/16 - Sunday, 11/27/16 - Normal Fall 2016 Schedule (weekend service)
DECEMBER HOLIDAY GVSU BUS SERVICE HOURS:
- December 19-22 – Break Schedule
- December 23 – January 2 – NO GVSU SERVICE
- January 3 – 8 – Break Schedule
- January 9 - Normal Fall/Winter Schedule