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Public invited to open house highlighting public transit service improvements along Michigan Street corridor

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Submitted 07-25-2018 under NEWS

The public is invited to join community, business and civic leaders at an open house Monday, July 30, to learn details about the Aug. 27 launch of plans to significantly improve the Interurban Transit Partnership (“The Rapid”) Route 19...

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The Rapid's 2018 Bus Operator of the Year honored on Bus Driver Appreciation Day

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Submitted 03-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

The recipient of The Rapid's 2018 Bus Operator of the Year Award is an El Salvadoran native who’s made the American dream come true in Grand Rapids. Yemny Garcia was born in Central America’s smallest country and came to the...

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The Rapid seeks partner for naming rights to the Silver Line

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Submitted 10-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Michigan’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) line, currently known as the Silver Line, may be in for a name change. As of June 28, 2017, The Rapid Board approved selling the naming rights of the Silver Line as a fiscally responsible opportunity...

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Ride The Rapid to events throughout Grand Rapids, Kentwood this August

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Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Make the most out of the last full month of summer by visiting events throughout Grand Rapids and Kentwood. This month is especially jam-packed with free and low-cost events for families looking to stick to their summer budget. Whether it’s...

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Ride The Rapid to visit free events throughout July

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Submitted 07-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We’ve entered one of Michigan’s most magical seasons. Michigan summers are the perfect time for exploration, new activities and, most importantly, fun! Fortunately for Grand Rapidians and those living in surrounding transit-friendly...

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Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition ditches cars to walk, ride or roll during sixth annual Active Commute Week

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Submitted 06-06-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to not start your engines. The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s (GGRBC) Active Commute Week takes place Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16. Whether it’s cruising on a bicycle or hopping on...

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Ride The Rapid to get to events throughout May

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Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

April showers bring May flowers, so here's to hoping for good weather and beautiful blooms all month long. The spring forecast also offers another excuse to catch a ride on The Rapid and let us do the driving, whether it's to get you to work...

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Ride The Rapid for access to spring break fun, coffee, art, shopping in April

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Submitted 03-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The arrival of April means spring has officially sprung. With more hours of daylight and warmer weather making an appearance on the weekly forecasts, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that Greater Grand Rapids has to offer. ...

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Seven reasons to ride the bus more in 2017

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Submitted 01-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

A new year offers a chance for new intentions and goals. If you’re seeking something meaningful to stick with this year, there’s one goal we think you should try on for size: riding the bus more. OK — We may be a little biased, but...

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Ride The Rapid to sip local during Cocktail Week GR

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Submitted 11-09-2016 under NEWS

Move over craft beer. It’s the craft cocktail’s time to shine. If you’re looking for an excuse to discover all Grand Rapids has to offer in terms of craft cocktails and spirits, Cocktail Week GR is for you. From November 9 - 20,...

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