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WALKER — City planners hope to encourage downtown-style urbanism in the years ahead along a key suburban commercial corridor northwest of Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS — In offering increased transit service along one of West Michigan’s densest employment corridors, Grand Rapids officials hope to fulfill a goal of one of the city’s key urban planning documents.

Published in Economic Development

GRAND RAPIDS — The old adage that development follows transit has proven slow to materialize along the Silver Line bus rapid transit (BRT) route through southern Kent County.

Published in Economic Development

The nonprofit organization that administers the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority and several downtown events has new leadership.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 10 February 2018 11:42

The Rapid secures federal funding for Laker Line

The Rapid’s second enhanced transit line connecting downtown Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus can now move forward after clearing a key bureaucratic hurdle.

Published in Breaking News

Despite some controversy, three millage renewals passed overwhelming in metro Grand Rapids last night, according to unofficial election results.

Published in Breaking News

An ongoing labor dispute between The Rapid and its unionized drivers and maintenance workers has become a wedge issue for groups typically aligned in support of transit millages.

Published in Breaking News

As West Michigan’s economy expands, planners and business owners find they’re facing a new growing pain.

Against the backdrop of business leaders increasingly voicing concerns about a lack of downtown parking, the city of Grand Rapids plans to increase parking capacity with the construction of a new lot.

Published in Breaking News

GRAND RAPIDS — Political pressures in Washington, D.C. have created uncertainty for transit officials looking to fund West Michigan’s second bus rapid transit line.

Published in Breaking News
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