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The Rapid Will Not Offer Bus Services on New Year’s Day

Folks who rely on The Rapid system for transportation will need to find an alternative way to get around on Thursday.

Buses operating within Grand Rapids and the surrounding area won't be running on New Year's Day, one of several holidays during which The Rapid does not operate.

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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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The Rapid’s Central Station Adds LiveWall, Fourth in Grand Rapids

LiveWalls are living walls containing green plants, most of which are edible. They also help cool the buildings they are attached to, which means they save money and fuel.

The newest one is located at The Rapid's Central Station, and is the fourth such wall in Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids from atop River House Condos
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Millages and Elections Coming May 3

In just over a week, the citizens of Grand Rapids and its suburbs will have some decisions to make about education, taxes and transportation.

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By: Justin Sullivan Getty Images News
By: Justin Sullivan Getty Images News
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Have you "gassed up" lately?  No, I don't mean, did you eat a Burrito.  You put gas in the car, right?   It hurt, didn't it.  From $3.85 to $3.99 per gallon in West Michigan is a real budget kicker.

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