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'Park Once' and get around downtown Grand Rapids

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Grand Rapids Economic Development Services Managing Director Kara Wood discusses the changes that have been made to our city’s parking and public transportation systems, in effect...

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Ride The Rapid to ArtPrize Eight

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

The transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a giant art gallery is well underway. ArtPrize is almost here with opening day starting this Wednesday, September 21 running through October 9. And in ArtPrize’s eighth year as an event, there...

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The Rapid's education campaign "There's More to the Ride" earns national honor

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-19-2016 under NEWS

This past April, The Rapid launched a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience. We're...

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The Rapid's new ad series tells riders' stories, benefits to community

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

Paul Mackie, one of the nation’s foremost mass transit bloggers and the communications director of the Virginia-based nonprofit research organization Mobility Lab, recently posed this challenge to America’s public transportation industry...

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Ride the Rapid for family-friendly Easter events throughout Grand Rapids

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime pre-dates Christianity. And nothing says Easter quite like a good old-fashioned egg hunt! This weekend let The Rapid get you to a number of family-friendly Easter events throughout the...

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Let The Rapid be your designated driver for St. Patrick's Day

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-17-2016 under NONPROFITS

Greater Grand Rapids unfortunately does not have Ireland’s celebrated Blarney Stone which, according to legend, endows kissers of the slab with the gift of the gab. We are blessed, however, with the opportunity to experience several exciting...

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The Rapid reports increased services, success for Silver Line

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s been just over a year since The Rapid launched the Silver Line, Michigan’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system. The Silver Line connects area suburbs to Grand Rapids to help commuters get downtown quickly. “The whole idea of...

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Active Commute Week Challenge

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 05-08-2015 under

Active Commute Week Challenge: Individuals and employers may track active trips using The Rapid’s West Michigan Rideshare program. Participants and teams to earn points for using active transportation, including bicycling, walking, riding The...

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Active Commute Week

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 05-06-2015 under

Take the Active Commute Week Challenge! Individuals and employers may track active trips using The Rapid’s West Michigan Rideshare program. Participants and teams to earn points for using active transportation, including bicycling, walking,...

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Downtown day camp provides kids opportunity to shape our city

by (lwells)

Submitted 11-05-2014 under VOICES

It wasn’t the layers of grime on my son’s face and clothes or the continuous recap of a day spent on the farm at Blandford. Nor was it the tie-dyeing of t-shirts or Friday afternoon vegetable sale that stirred something inside me about...

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