Travel & Tourism

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Airport board approves improvements worth $95M

The six-year plan covers interior and exterior projects.

October 31, 2014
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has approved $95 million in funding for improvement projects to take place between 2015 and 2020. 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

Startup shows tourists local guides

October 27, 2014
A startup is leveraging local residents’ knowledge to create custom travel plans that take tourists off the beaten trail in more than 45 markets across the globe. Read More

Amway Grand Plaza undergoes $14M facelift

Changes are being made with the business traveler in mind.

October 24, 2014
Just shy of its 100-year anniversary, which takes place in 2016, Amway Grand Plaza is undergoing a $14 million renovation project that focuses on business travelers. 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

GR Forward is now open for business

Temporary information center will solicit opinions on how region should grow.

October 17, 2014
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has opened its temporary GR Forward Open House center in downtown Grand Rapids, where the public can learn about plans for the future of downtown as well as the Grand River corridor and GR Public Schools Museum School and Innovation Central High. Read More

Not everybody is gung-ho for bike-only lanes

October 17, 2014
First Ward City Commissioner Walt Gutowski Jr., who owns a business on Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids, was asked what he thought of the city’s explosion of bike-only lanes, which tend to eliminate some curbside parking. Read More

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

Grand Rapids is going all out to increase use of bicycles in place of cars.

October 17, 2014
The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, don’t even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets. Read More

Private aviation firm joins market

Specialty will be charters within 200 to 400 miles of West Michigan.

October 17, 2014
A new private aviation firm has joined the West Michigan market. Read More

West Michigan scores national sports competition

The State Games of America will come to Grand Rapids in 2017.

October 17, 2014
The Meijer State Games of Michigan received a shot in the arm last week. Read More