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Travel Around ArtPrize, Grand Rapids for Only $5 on The Rapid!

ArtPrize starts today!

And what's the cheapest and most efficient way besides walking or bicycling or maybe a Segway to get around the World's Largest Art Competition AND Grand Rapids during the event?

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More New Rapid Bus Cool Stuff Besides The Silver Line!

Maybe you haven't heard, but the Rapid has a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) line called "The Silver Line". I know! It's not like it got ANY publicity. ;)

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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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Craig’s Foot Takes Over…It’s “The Gimper”

It's a bird...It's a plane...It's

The Gimper?

My infected foot kept me out of action last week. After surgery, the foot decided it was time to go back to work.

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Today Is “Dump The Pump” Day!

Today is the day us, the little guyt, can stick it to the man. June 20 is "Dump the Pump" day. A day we should not buy gas and drive less, as a formal protest to the oil companies dominance over our pocketbooks.

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The Rapid--Ride the bus today
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Free Rides On The Rapid Busses Today

It's a clean air action day today (Wednesday July 20) that means FREE Rides on the Rapid.

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Things I Overheard On My Bus Ride This Morning…

I rode the Rapid into work this morning. I do that often when gas is 78 dollars a gallon.

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