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COVID-19 Updates

Monday, June 8, 2020 - Grand Rapids, MI - As the Grand Rapids metropolitan region begins to reopen, the agency is working to provide critical transportation services as safely as possible. This summer service schedule is designed to prioritize health and safety while accommodating essential transportation needs with expected increases in ridership, and supporting overall regional economic recovery.

"The Rapid is committed to providing critical public transportation as our community copes with the pandemic and businesses begin to reopen," said Andrew Johnson, CEO of The Rapid. "We are grateful for our frontline employees who continue to provide essential transportation, and for our passengers who travel safely and responsibly."

Effective May 26th, all bus routes (except Route 19 - Michigan Crosstown) were back in service on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and the normal weekend schedule went into effect. Vanpool and carpooling services are still offered for essential workers, but CDC recommendations for wearing face coverings when utilizing these services is strongly recommended. Further, efforts have been made to reduce occupancy in vanpools in order to mitigate risk. Questions regarding vanpool and carpool services are welcome – contact Whitney Ehresman, program specialist, at

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The Rapid provides public transportation and mobility services for the Grand Rapids metro area. Beyond its fixed routes, The Rapid also operates demand-response services for people with disabilities, and car and vanpooling programs. Stay informed by following The Rapid at,,, and