Mobile GR is doing its part to stop the spread of COVID-19, and this means working closely with The Rapid. All transit riders must wear a covering over their nose and mouth, such as a mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief. Visit The Rapid’s website to learn more about their work to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We recommend downloading two smartphone apps to help plan your trip on Grand Rapids transit.
- The Transit app shows real-time departure times and allows users to bookmark their favorite routes and stops. It is available on iOS and Android.
- The Rapid’s MyStop app provides real-time bus schedules and location information. It is available on iOS and Android. Visit connect.ridetherapid.org to view on a computer.
The Downtown Area Shuttle (Dash) Is A Free Bus Service In Downtown Grand Rapids. Anyone Can Hop On Board For A Convenient Way To Travel. Save Money, Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, And Explore Downtown.
DASH Routes and Stops
View our digital map(PDF, 275KB) of the DASH routes and stops.
Dash Map DASH Hours Of Operation
DASH routes run Monday - Saturday (off Sundays), every 15 minutes, and follow the schedule below.
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
DASH busses do not operate on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Christmas Eve (12/24/2021) will have the following service reductions:
- The last round trip leave DASH Area 9 Lot at 6:10 pm
- The last Southbound trip leaves Leonard/Ionia at 6:15 pm
- The last Northbound trip leaves Downtown Market at 6:10 pm
Park and Ride the DASH ($2 Parking)
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The Silver Line runs in a loop through Downtown Grand Rapids. Completing the loop takes 10 minutes during rush hour and 20-30 minutes at midday or in the evening.
Silver Line Routes and Stops
Find the approximate schedule for the Silver Line here. For the exact schedule, go to ridetherapid.org or download The Rapid's MyStop app (Available for iOS and Android).
Silver Line Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
5:00 am - Midnight
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
**On Saturday and Sunday, the Silver Line service frequency is 30 minutes.
There are four autonomous, electric shuttles on the streets of Downtown Grand Rapids! A wheelchair-accessible vehicle is also available on demand. The six-seat shuttles are here through January 2021. The shuttles are self-driving, but they will always have an attendant when they are on our streets. Visit our AVGR Page to learn more!
Autonomous Vehicle Service is Suspended
The autonomous vehicles are temporarily suspended by May Mobility, our partner on this initiative. For more information, visit the AVGR website.
AVGR Routes and Stops
The May Mobility shuttles will follow the existing DASH West Route. View a live AVGR Map.
AVGR Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday
AVGR Rider Survey Results
We surveyed riders about AVGR in the Winter of 2019.
Waiting at the Bus Stop
Arrive at the stop and wait on the sidewalk where the driver can see you. When the bus arrives, check the digital sign above the front window for the bus's route and direction. Signal to the driver that you want to board. Stay away from the curb until the bus comes to a complete stop. If you need a boarding ramp, ask the bus driver.
Getting On the Bus
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). If you have questions about the bus’s route or stops, ask the bus driver. Take a seat until you are ready to exit.
Getting Off the Bus
When the bus is a block or two away from your stop, pull the cord above your seat. This signals to the bus driver that you want to exit. When the bus comes to a complete stop, exit through the rear door. For your safety, never cross in front of the bus after exiting.
For real-time bus detour updates, visit connect.ridetherapid.org or download the Transit App. Download The Rapid’s MyStop app (for iOS and Android) for updates, too. In the MyStop app, small red triangles indicate updates, including detours.
While buses are on a detour, any street corner on the bus driver's right side is an authorized location to stop for riders to exit. Let the bus driver know you want to exit by pulling the stop cord or communicating with the driver.