After seeing the snowy and potentially dangerous conditions of Grand Rapids bus stops, a Cedar Springs woman has decided to do something about it.
WZZM-13 reports that Wendy Peterson has started a campaign to shovel Grand Rapids bus stops and make them safer for travellers.
If you park in Downtown Grand Rapids, starting Thursday, September 1st, you will notice that rates at the meters and the parking ramps will be higher than usual.
According to MLive, rates are increasing by more than 100%! Currently, the lots west of US-131 (Area 7, 8, and 9) are the cheapest in the city at $27/month but will go up to $48 per month...
Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.
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Local, local, local! That is the theme of the issues on the ballot today and here is what you will be voting for or against:
In Kent County there is a transit millage that would increase your taxes to help revamp The Rapid bus system.
There are also two seats up for grabs on the Grand Rapids Board of Education. Eight candidates are vying for the four-year term.
It's time to vote again.
Tuesday's ballots include school board elections, school millage proposals (including Cedar Springs and Wyoming), a millage proposal for "The Rapid", and more.
Educate yourself on the candidates and proposals, then get out and vote!
A week from today, voters in several cities across West Michigan will vote on a bus millage that is intended to increase service to residents over the next five years.
In a time when salaries are shrinking and the unemployment rate looms around 5-6% ... are you more prone to vote for a millage that would increase your tax base or will you vote no with a suggestion that those who use the bus, simpl