public transportation

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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Keep GR moving: Modern mobility strategy designed to build stronger city

by (Andy Guy)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The traffic congestion choking rival cities like Austin, Texas is no problem here in uber-accessible Grand Rapids. We cherish and celebrate the "get anywhere in 20-30 minutes" fact of West Michigan living. Our opportunity and...

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Coast-To-Coast Public Information Meeting

by (whitemice)

Submitted 06-04-2015 under

The Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Study aims to understand the ridership demans and feasibility of re-establishing passenger rail between Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Holland. Come join us at one (or more!) or our 16 public engagement...

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Streetcar history takes shape in upcoming book

by (tbalx)

Submitted 05-06-2015 under OPINION

Carl Bajema, retired GVSU biology professor and local historian, is intent on bringing to life Grand Rapids’ transportation history. He's currently revising the drafts for the second book in a local transportation series, tentatively...

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Story Matters: Liz Ashburn recommends public transportation

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Healing a citi(zen)

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP   The struggle between the values that shape cities can leave indelible marks on the urban landscape. Two of those values which often find themselves in conflict are utility and health, and the design...

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Story Matters: Aaron Bannasch sees growth in Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Where we're headed: What Bus Rapid Transit could mean for our city

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Our editor sat down with Bill Kirk, the new Transportation Demand Manager of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., to talk about all things transportation in Grand Rapids. Kirk still works very closely with The Rapid on a variety of issues, and as their...

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Ride the bus to area farmers markets

by (MILocalFoodBeet)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Farmers market season is now in full swing! Need a ride? Take the bus. The Rapid bus system has routes near farmers markets. Below is a list of markets available from The Rapid bus routes.   Downtown Market: 435 Ionia Avenue SW. ROUTE 2...

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Overcrowded Rapid buses cause concern for rider

by (Gwendolyn Nathan)

Submitted 11-27-2012 under OPINION

I’m writing this article about an issue that is really becoming a big concern to me and other passengers that ride The Rapid. Since school started this fall, I’ve noticed there seems to be an increasing problem with getting passengers...

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