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The Rapid launches BRT line

The FTA contributed approximately $32 million toward the $40 million total Silver Line project cost, including $19 million through its Capital Investment Grant Program and $13 million through its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program.

Grand Rapids resurrects downtown streetcar plans

The agency is paying HDR Inc. $293,895 to refine the 2008 study, which envisioned a $79 million, three-mile route, updating what an electric streetcar line would cost and how the money could come together.

‘Rapid’ Growth Showcases APTA Chair’s Skills

Peter Varga’s theme for his year as chair is “America’s Future is Riding on Public Transportation.” This is reflected in his success at accommodating increasing ridership and improving job access as CEO at Michigan’s The Rapid and his work with APTA on a reauthorization plan.

FTA releases $32M for Mich. bus rapid transit

The new Silver Line will be operated by Interurban Transit Partnership, known as The Rapid. The 9.6-mile route will serve major employers, including St. Mary’s Medical campus, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and the Cook-DeVos School of Nursing, which together employ about 29,000 area residents.

Mich. study supports county transit network

Transit advocates and local leaders are taking a second look at a transportation study that urged a county-wide transit system. The study also found a great need among Kent County residents outside the area served by The Rapid, especially among people with disabilities and the elderly.

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