Interurban Transit Partnership - The Rapid







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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.