The Rapid is expanding bus service in Grand Rapids. They just announced a new summer service schedule beginning May 10, across the entire service area.

The Rapid wants to provide more service to the six-city area and improve overall system performance, according to a news release Wednesday.

Fox17 reported that seventeen routes will begin service earlier on weekdays, with many routes beginning service at 5:15 a.m. on weekdays, that previously began at 5:45 a.m.


In addition, 14 routes will run later on weekdays, with many routes adding a 10:15 p.m. departure from Rapid Central Station. Last departures from Central Station previously left at 9:45 p.m.

Other improvements include Route 4 running every 15 minutes instead of every 30 minutes south of 28th Street on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

DASH service, however, will now operate on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will no longer operate at all on Saturdays.

“We’re excited to be able to expand current service and increase options for our customers,” said Deb Prato, CEO of The Rapid. “Transit has such a critical role to play in pandemic recovery, and we will continue to provide our community with an accessible, reliable network of mobility options.”

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