View routes/stops, track bus locations in real time, and see the next three scheduled/estimated departures per stop using the RapidConnect System Map and corresponding Guide. (/var/www/html/ridetherapid.ddmstaging.com/files/assets/files/1441288694_rapid-connectsystemmapguide.pdf - File does not exist!, PDF)
Enter your starting and ending addresses, then view your trip by quickest route, fewest transfers, or least amount of walking. The RapidConnect System Map Guide provides more details.
Note: We encourage you to plan your trip in advance. However, actual times may vary due to weather, traffic conditions, or other circumstances. If you have additional questions or need more information, call our Information Line at 616-776-1100.
Route & Stop Finder
There are two ways to find a route and its stops:
- Choose a route from the route list and then choose stops from the tab.
- Use the Trip Planner tool to enter your starting and ending points and zoom in on route displayed.
See the Guide (/var/www/html/ridetherapid.ddmstaging.com/files/assets/files/1441288694_rapid-connectsystemmapguide.pdf - File does not exist!, PDF) if you have questions.
Enter an address or click “Use My Current Location” to find stops near you.
Either select a route, direction traveling, and stop, or just enter your stop ID # to find the estimated arrival time of the next bus.
Alerts & Public Service Messages
Receive alerts via email and/or text message (SMS) to keep up-to-date on route information and/or public service messages. Use the RapidConnect System Map to log in or the RapidConnect Alert Guide (/var/www/html/ridetherapid.ddmstaging.com/files/assets/files/1441289230_Rapid-Connect-Alert-Guide.pdf - File does not exist!, PDF) to sign up.
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Call 616-776-1100 for voice-automated bus departure times and stop locations. Our IVR Guide provides additional information.
Additional Online Resources
Bookmark m.ridetherapid.org on your mobile device browser for responsive display of all the information on our full website formatted for a smaller screen size.
Use our helpful cost-to-drive calculator tool to calculate your savings when you ride The Rapid.
Plan your trip, set reminders, and get notifications with the Transit app, available for iOS and Android.
Moovit is your free, local transit planner. Available for iOS, Android, and Windows phones.