Items Tagged with 'The Rapid'


Special lane designations would increase mass transit efficiency

Bill seeks approval to construct BRT lanes on Michigan highways.

LANSING — A new bill to allow local transit agencies to construct Bus Rapid Transit lanes on state highways would make mass transit more efficient, advocates say. Read More

Public transit promotional pieces win national awards

October 23, 2015
A pair of local organizations have won national transportation awards for their promotional work. Read More

The Rapid picks up propane buses

April 21, 2015
The Rapid is growing greener. Read More

Varga, Silver Line cited with Newsmaker award

State’s first bus rapid transit system is seen as economic development engine.

January 30, 2015
It’s been a long road for Peter Varga. Read More

Business Journal names Newsmakers of the Year

January 28, 2015
A sold-out crowd watched Wednesday morning as the Grand Rapids Business Journal celebrated its Newsmakers of the Year at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Read More

$6.1M Amtrak station arrives downtown

October 27, 2014
Commuters departed Grand Rapids from the city’s new $6.1-million Amtrak station for the first time on Monday. Read More

Second Grand Rapids BRT route is in motion

October 17, 2014
The Rapid is one step closer to bringing a second bus rapid transit line to Grand Rapids. Read More

Street Talk: Is this a transit town? Let's hear the stories

Tutu much.

September 19, 2014
Much has been made about the new Silver Line and The Rapid’s quest for a sister operation called the Laker Line. Read More

Silver Line set to roll Monday

Rapid CEO predicts new transit service will ‘run as smoothly as possible.’

August 22, 2014
The result of 11 years of planning will be out in the open in Greater Grand Rapids on Monday with the start of The Rapid transit authority’s $39 million Silver Line, a “bus rapid transit” or BRT service operating much like a light rail line, but at a much lower cost to build. Read More

Amtrak station readies for arrivals

Improvements make way for two trains, if needed.

July 11, 2014
Grand Rapids’ new Amtrak station should be up and running come fall, according to The Rapid CEO Peter Varga. Read More