DASH the Downtown Area Shuttle


Our Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) offers downtown visitors and workers a great way to get around downtown. DASH buses pass every stop every 15 minutes. What a service!

Learn more about the schedule, real-time bus updates, and detours using this guide.

Hours of Operation

DASH Service

DASH routes will run Monday - Saturday every 15 minutes and follow the schedule below.

Monday - Friday

6:30 am - 10:00 pm


10:00 am - 10:00 pm


No service

Silver Line

The Silver Line runs in a loop throughout Downtown Grand Rapids with frequency ranging from 10 minutes during rush hour to 20 - 30 minutes midday and evenings.

The approximate schedule for the Silver Line is shown below. For exact schedules check out ridetherapid.org, visit The Rapid's Silver Line webpage, or use Transit App or The Rapid's myStop app (iOS & Android).

Monday - Friday *

5:00am - Midnight

Saturday **

6:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday **

7:00am -  7:00pm

* Monday - Friday service runs every 10 minutes during rush hour to 20-30 minutes midday and evenings

** Saturday and Sunday service frequency is 30 minutes

Need to travel outside of downtown?

Ride any routes in The Rapid system for $1.75 (with free transfers) and plan your route using ridetherapid.orgTransit App, or the Rapid's myStop app (iOS & Android). 

Routes and Stops

Use the interactive map below to find out where and when to catch the next bus.

For real-time bus updates use connect.ridetherapid.org or the Transit App. You can download The Rapid's myStop app for transit updates, too.

How to Ride

At the stop

Arrive at the stop and wait on the sidewalk where the driver can see you. As the bus arrives, check the digital sign above the front window to be sure it’s the correct bus route and direction. Signal the driver that you want to board. Stay back from the curb until the bus comes to a complete stop. If you need a boarding ramp, ask the bus operator.

Boarding and Riding

The DASH is always free, so you don’t need to pay! Board the bus at the front door; the rear door is for exiting passengers. If you have questions about whether you have the right bus or where your stop is located, ask the bus driver. Take a seat until you are ready to exit.

Signal to Stop

When you're a block or two away from your stop, pull the cord above your seat to signal the driver. Exit through the rear door. For your safety, never cross in front of the bus after exiting.

Mobile Apps

We recommend two apps to plan your trip on the DASH.

  • Transit App gives real-time upcoming departure times for transit, and allows users to star their favorite lines and stops to make frequent trips easier. Transit App is available on Android & iOS.
  • The myStop mobile app is supported by The Rapid and provides real-time bus schedule and location information. Available on iOS & Android

Use these apps for more than the DASH! These apps are helpful for finding other nearby routes in The Rapid public transit network.

$2 Parking

Park and Ride DASH


Detour Updates


For real-time bus detour updates use connect.ridetherapid.org or Transit App. You can download The Rapid's myStop app for transit updates, too - look for the small red triangle.

Reminder: While buses are on detour any corner on the driver’s right side will be considered an authorized location to stop and allow customers to exit. Please let the driver know by pulling the stop cord or communicating directly with the driver.

Current Short Term Detours:

Monroe Ave NW will be closed from Lyon St NW to Michigan St NW. From 8/10/22 through 8/19/22.

DASH North NB: Monroe, (R) Lyon, (L) Ionia, (L) Michigan, (R) Monroe to Regular Route

DASH North SB: Monroe (L) Michigan, (R) Ottawa, (R) Lyon, (L) Monroe to Regular Route


Current Long Term Detours:

Market Ave/Monroe Ave Detour:

DASH North NB: Cherry (R) Grandville (R) Weston (L) Ottawa (R) Fulton (L) Ionia (L) Louis (R) Monroe to regular route.
DASH North SB: Monroe (L) Louis (R) Ottawa (R) Weston (L) Grandville (L) Cherry to regular route.



This detour is part of an upcoming storm sewer project that is anticipated to be completed in August 2022.



Holiday Service

DASH buses don't operate on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Christmas Eve (11/24/2020) will have the following service reductions:

  • DASH West:
    • Last roundtrip leaves Area 9 lot at 6:10 pm
  • DASH North:
    • Last southbound trip leaves Leonard/Ionia at 6:15 pm
    • Last northbound trip leaves Downtown Market at 6:10pm

COVID-19 Updates

We’re doing our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, this includes working closely with The Rapid.

Riders should wear a covering over their nose and mouth, such as a mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief when on the bus.

Please click here for more information on how The Rapid is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


E-mail mobilegr@grcity.us or call 311 or 616.456.3000. 

Actualizaciones COVID-19

Estamos haciendo nuestra parte en parar la propagación de COVID-19, esto incluye trabajando de cerca con The Rapid.

Los pasajerxs deben ponerse un cubrimiento sobre su nariz y boca, tal como una máscarilla, bufanda o pañuelo cuando adentro del autobús.

Por favor haga clic aquí para más información sobre cómo The Rapid está trabajando para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19.


Llame al 311 o al 616.456.3000

Questions or Concerns?

Call us at 616-456-3000
Email us at mobilegr@grcity.us