Grand Rapids Launches Rapid Bus System

6:18 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Grand Rapids Launches Rapid Bus System

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Free rides are being offered during the first week
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - From the second-floor of The Rapid's headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids, Conrad Venema looks out at U.S. 131 cutting through the heart of the city. The view offers a stark contrast of travel of old - mammoth concrete corridors designed for personal vehicles - against what transportation planners like Venema see as the future with shared rides that reduce potential gridlock and speed movement.