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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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Major Flooding In Detroit Closes I-94, I-75 [Video]

While we here in West Michigan were "dealing with" a cloudy, dreary Monday, the east side of the state was getting rain all day long. That rain caused a lot of problems on Monday afternoon and evening and will continue to be an issue on Tuesday morning

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MDOT: Total Closures on I-96, M-50 This Weekend in Kent County

A bridge demolition will bring total closures to I-96 and M-50 in Kent County this weekend.

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Catch a Ride with Uber [Video]

The ride-sharing service “Uber” is now live in Grand Rapids!

So, how does Uber work?

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98.7 WFGR’s Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

Summer is officially here and baseball season is in full swing!

98.7 WFGR wants to make sure you get to see your favorite Major League Baseball teams play this year, regardless of whether that's the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs or some other team.

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MDOT Suspending Road Projects Over Independence Day Weekend

AAA Michigan says 1.4 million people will be hitting Michigan's roads over the holiday weekend.

Many of MDOT's projects will be suspended to allow for easier travel.

See which lanes will be opened and make plans for safe traveling this weekend.

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Big Construction Project on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids Starts July 7

Your commute may become a bit more challenging after the holiday weekend.

A major construction project on U.S. 131 through downtown Grand Rapids begins on Monday, July 7.

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Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
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Bad News For Your Fourth of July Weekend: Gasoline Prices Hit Six-Year Holiday High

Expect to pay more at the pump this summer.

Conflicts in Iraq have caused gas to go up substantially.

According to AAA, 41 million people are expected to hit the road during this Fourth of July weekend, and experts say get ready to pay more at the pump.

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98.7 WFGR’s Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

Summer is officially here and baseball season is in full swing!

98.7 WFGR wants to make sure you get to see your favorite Major League Baseball teams play this year, regardless of whether that's the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs or some other team.

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Hiking: 5 Reasons to Hit the Trails This Summer

Put on some sunscreen and bug repellant, and enjoy these five health benefits of hiking this summer:

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U.S. World Cup Soccer Team or Domino’s Delivery Drivers?

It was a great win last night for our beloved U.S. Men's National Soccer Team in the World Cup, but why are they dressed like Domino's delivery drivers from the '80s?

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Tour Beer City USA with Grand Rapids Beer Tours

We all know that Grand Rapids is Beer City USA, right?

We’ve got eight breweries within the city limits alone, plus breweries in surrounding areas like Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park, Rockford Brewing Co. in Rockford, and Osgood Brewing in Grandville.

With so many breweries to visit, where do you even start?

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