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Interurban Transit Partnership - The Rapid

Mr. Peter Varga, CEO
300 Ellsworth Avenue S.W.,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-456-7514
Fax: 616-456-1941
E-mail:  info@ridetherapid.org 
www.ridetherapid.org/

 

Senate District: 30,31
House District: 72-77, 86

 

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System Profile 

The Rapid is an independent authority serving the greater Grand Rapids metro area.  Fixed route bus service is available throughout the six-city service area of Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Walker, and Wyoming. Service provided outside of the six-city service area is done on a contract basis.  Under an agreement with Grand Valley State University, The Rapid provides service between its Allendale and downtown Grand Rapids facilities, along with routes in and around the campuses including the Health Sciences Center.  Additional services include GO!Bus paratransit, a suburban connector service called PASS, a vanpool program, carpool matching assistance, and tailored services to increase transportation alternatives for local employers and employees. The Rapid is a transit district organized under Public Act 196 and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, appointed by the cities in the service area. The Rapid is responsible for the planning, construction, and operation of public transportation services and facilities within its district.


System Characteristics
 

  
Days/Hours of Operations: M-F 5:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
SAT 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
SUN 8:15 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Not all routes operate at all times.
Hours for other services vary depending on program.
Total vehicles: 212
Lift-equipped vehicles: 212
   
Employees: 308

 

FY 2012 System Data 

Miles:

7,132,066

Vehicle Hours:

569,815

Passengers:

11,985,543

Total Eligible Expenses:

$36,647,313

   



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