Serving Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan and Kent Counties

The Rapid

300 Ellsworth Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact: Info Desk
[email protected]

The Rapid operates fixed-route, demand-response, contracted service, and rideshare services for people in the greater Grand Rapids area. The Rapid is overseen by a 15-member board of directors that represent the six municipalities in The Rapid service area.

Wheelchair Lift: yes (600 lb weight limit)

Days and Hours of Operation: 

  • Info Center
    • Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
  • Weekday Service
    • 5:30am – 10:30pm
  • Saturday 6am – 10pm
  • Sunday 7am – 7pm

Geographical Area Served: Service area includes East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Walker, and Wyoming. Contracted service area varies by contracting agency. All fixed-routes are open to the general public.


Who We Serve: Seniors, Medical, Youth, Work, Persons with Disabilities, General Public

How Much Notice is Necessary: 24 hours for demand response trips

Eligibility: Varies by program

Proof of Eligibility: Yes for ADA and discounted fares