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'Park Once' and get around downtown Grand Rapids

Kara Wood from the City of Grand Rapids discusses updates to our city’s parking system in this latest segment of NPO Showcase.
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About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Julie Way. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Julie Way.

Kara Wood and Julie Way on GRTV's NPO Showcase

Kara Wood and Julie Way on GRTV's NPO Showcase /GRTV

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 since September 1.

These changes are a part of the GR Forward Plan, and have been made to help alleviate traffic and parking downtown, especially in high-demand areas. While rates at downtown parking lots and meters have increased, services such as the free DASH shuttle have been expanded to help encourage citizens to ‘Park Once’ and seek alternative transportation while getting around downtown.

The City of Grand Rapids has also partnered with The Rapid to create a no-fare zone on the Silver Line, north of Wealthy Street.

Watch the NPO Showcase segment above to learn more about the recent changes to the parking system in downtown Grand Rapids. More information can also be found on the Parking Services Department page on the city’s website. Smartphone users can download GR Park or myStop, two new mobile apps, to get real-time information on parking and traveling downtown.

Check back next Wednesday for a new segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase.

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Julie Way, at 616.459.4788 x115 or email [email protected].

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