We need your input to make our bus system more convenient, more reliable and more efficient! There are three upcoming open house events.
What: Open House Workshop Event – drop in for as long or as little as you like
When & Where:
- Thursday, March 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ Kent District Library – Kentwood Branch, 4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
- Friday, March 13, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. @ Walker City Hall, 4243 Remembrance Rd NW, Walker, MI 49534
- Friday, March 13, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. @ Kent District Library – Wyoming Branch, 3350 Michael Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Why: Tell us in person what you like (or don’t like) about three different scenarios that were developed to reflect the public’s desires for service enhancements. These initial recommendations are intended to offer options for improving service within the existing budget.
The three scenarios are as follows:
- Frequency Scenario – This scenario seeks to improve the quality of service throughout the system by improving the all-day service frequency of key routes, and retain downtown Grand Rapids access.
- Coverage Scenario – This scenario creates new east-west crosstown routes, improves the all-day frequency of key routes, and maintains shorter walks to transit service.
- Weekend Service Scenario – This scenario presents limited frequency improvements on select corridors and includes a longer span of service and improved service frequency on Saturdays and Sundays.
Download Preliminary Service Scenarios Materials:
What’s Mobility For All?
In the past two decades, the Grand Rapids metro area has swiftly grown and changed. This transformation has impacted the way people get around, where they call home, and how they like to work. This has led The Rapid to asses how well the current bus system is serving the community.
Enter Mobility For All, a planning process to identify ways to make the current bus system more efficient for more people. We want to make sure you’re able to get where you need to go in a convenient and reliable way.
We’re committed to being a good steward of public dollars and continuously seeking out cost-efficient and effective ways to run our service. This is why we’re taking a proactive approach to keeping pace with changes in the community and transportation while anticipating future transportation needs.