GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Rapid released details on its summer service schedule, which starts Tuesday, May 26.
As the Grand Rapids area starts reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Rapid said its was working to provide critical transportation services as safely as possible.
The summer service schedule was designed to prioritize health and safety while accommodating essential transportation needs with expected increases in ridership, according to a press release from the Rapid.
All routes -- except Route 19 - Michigan Crosstown -- will be back in service on weekdays from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., and the normal weekend schedule will be in effect.
Full schedule details are as follows:
Weekday services, Monday through Friday:
The following routes will run every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.:
- Silver Line
- Route 1 - Division
- Route 2 - Kalamazoo
- Route 4 - Eastern
- Route 9 - Alpine
- Route 28 - 28th Street
The following routes will run every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every 60 minutes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.:
- Route 5 - Wealthy
- Route 6 - Eastown/Woodland
- Route 7 - West Leonard
- Route 8 - Grandville/Rivertown Crossings
- Route 10 - Clyde Park
- Route 11 - Plainfield
- Route 15 - East Leonard
- Route 16 - Wyoming/Metro Health
- Route 17 - Woodland/Airport
- Route 44 - 44th Street
The following routes will run every 60 minutes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.:
- Route 3 - Madison
- Route 12 - West Fulton
- Route 13 - Michigan/Fuller
- Route 14 - East Fulton
- Route 18 - Westside
- Route 24 - Burton
Route 50 - GVSU Connector will run every 42 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
All routes (except Route 19 - Michigan Crosstown) will return to their pre-COVID-19 weekend schedules.
DASH service runs every 8 minutes from Monday through Saturday:
- Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- No services on Sunday
“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.”
In addition to announced the new summer service schedule, the Rapid said it would be giving away 500 cloth masks to riders starting Tuesday. The Rapid has required passengers to wear masks since late April.
The Rapid continues the following health and safety measures on all buses:
- Maximum passenger capacity of 15 persons on all buses
- Nightly cleaning and disinfecting of all vehicles
- Spot cleaning and disinfection of high-contact surfaces on buses during service
For additional updates and information from the Rapid, visit ridetherapid.org/coronavirus.
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