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GRAND RAPIDS — The autonomous shuttle that runs through downtown could transition to an on-demand format with new vehicles under a proposal before city officials to renew the pilot program that’s set to expire on April 30.
The coming decade is expected to bring a seismic shift to the transportation sector, filled with more electric and autonomous vehicles, technology-connected roads and fierce competition to build the components that support it all.
GRAND RAPIDS — A partnership between Grand Rapids’ transit agency, a health care tech startup and area disability advocates will expand mobility options during the pandemic with pre-scheduled and on-demand rides.
The Rapid, metro Grand Rapids’ public transportation service, says it will postpone indefinitely 270 layoffs anticipated because of the coronavirus outbreak.
GRAND RAPIDS — The Rapid has cut capacity to 15 passengers for buses on the Silver Line and other fixed routes, while Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) buses will be limited to 10 passengers.
The Rapid has told state officials that it anticipates 270 temporary layoffs starting next week to reduce worker exposure to the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials studying commuter transit options between Grand Rapids and Holland are hoping to make West Michigan more competitive when it comes to talent attraction.
A new effort aims to find ways to kickstart economic growth along The Rapid’s Silver Line bus route from Grand Rapids though southern Kent County.
As transportation advocates and urban planners push new mobility strategies, they’re also working to see how new tools may affect the future of traditional mass transit.