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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

Silver Line’s potential economic impact is unprecedented

May 30, 2014
The long-awaited, challenging construction of the bus rapid transit line is reaching completion this month and deserves community-wide plaudits even before its official first runs in August. Read More

More public transit — except buses — on road to privatization

Local transit agencies make their own decisions.

October 11, 2013
LANSING — Most public transit agencies across the country contract with private firms to provide some services and operations, a new federal study shows. Read More

The Rapid picks up national award for public transit

September 11, 2013
For the second time in its brief history, the area’s bus service has won a distinguished national honor. Read More

Amtrak station pulling into Grand Rapids

June 20, 2013
Following a two-year delay since ground was officially broken for a new Amtrak station in downtown Grand Rapids, the project is once again underway. Read More

The Rapid is looking for gold in new Silver Line

State’s first Bus Rapid Transit project is dedicated this week.

April 5, 2013
After a decade of planning, groundbreaking events were held last week. Read More

The Rapid rolls out job fair

March 20, 2013
The Rapid is looking for 25 exceptional men and women to fill 25 bus operator positions, and the public transit system is holding a job fair on Saturday to find them. Read More

The Rapid's operations center earns LEED Gold certification

January 24, 2013
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded The Rapid Operations Center, at 333 Wealthy St. SW, LEED Gold certification for the structure being an environmentally responsible building. Read More

Video: The Rapid COO describes how Walker ballot proposal affects service

November 6, 2012
The board of the public transit authority that operates buses in Grand Rapids and five other cities has heard staff testimony on how service would be affected by a yes or no vote on today’s Walker ballot proposal. Read More