Preferred Alternative Resources

Learn more about the Preferred Alternative for the cost-neutral recommendations for The Rapid Mobility for All / Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA).

The Preferred Alternative is based on the three different service scenarios that were developed in late 2019 and reflects community feedback to date.

Overall Cost-Neutral Recommendations

The Preferred Alternative is designed to better meet the mobility needs of the Grand Rapids urbanized area with transit. It focuses on developing a high frequency network of routes that serves residents, employers, medical centers, and major commercial areas. The funding level is based off August 2020 service levels, which is about 87% of what was operating in 2019. Service levels are lower due to the revenue impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Specific elements of the Preferred Alternative include:

  • High Frequency Network
  • Innovative Service
  • Serve New Areas
  • Focus on Commercial Centers

Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) Introduction Presentation



Overview Brochure – Spanish (pdf)

Overview Brochure – English (pdf)


Narrative Summary of Preferred Alternatives – Route by Route:

Preferred Alternative Summary 10-14-20 (pdf)


Preferred Alternative Maps:

Proposed-System Map (pdf)

Proposed-Southwest (pdf)

Proposed-Northeast (pdf)

Proposed-Northwest (pdf)

Proposed-Southeast (pdf)

Final Session of Virtual Public Meetings (Oct. 16, 2020) with full overview of Preferred Alternative:

(meeting begins at 3 min. 20 sec. – introduction presentation begins at 4 min. 20 sec. – route overview begins at 11 min. 40 sec.)

Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) Overview Presentation

COA_overview_low (mov)

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