All modes of transportation


Ludington man sentenced for embezzling from ferry company

Lake Michigan Carferry’s former financial controller was sentenced to 63 months in prison for stealing more than $1.7 million from the company over 11 years.

Grand Rapids sees renaissance of public transit

Grand Rapids experienced one of the highest resurgences in public transit use, according to a recent study.

Grand Rapids’ autonomous vehicles resume next week

The city of Grand Rapids and May Mobility announced the autonomous vehicle shuttle service will resume Monday.

Laker Line buses roll into action

Michigan’s second bus rapid transit line, the Laker Line, officially opened for service Monday to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.

West Michigan produces 24 of fastest-growing private companies in U.S.

A logistics and transportation company was named the fastest-growing private company in West Michigan and the third fastest in Michigan.

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

LANSING — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Grants to help fund EV fast-charging stations in Michigan

The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) wants to make sure operators of electric vehicles have enough places to plug in.

Indian Trails transit system begins phased restart of services

Indian Trails Inc. will restart most of its daily scheduled bus service Saturday.

American Seating announces two executive moves

The leadership at Grand Rapids-based American Seating — a manufacturer of passenger seating for city service buses, light rails and motor coaches — recently changed.

The Rapid announces payment changes

Several fare payment changes will take place on The Rapid’s bus service Saturday.

Grand Rapids road conditions are just above national average

Grand Rapids roads aren’t so bad according to a national report.

Transportation company building new warehouse

Classic Transportation and Warehousing broke ground last month on a new warehousing project being built in Allegan County.

Rapid launches six-month rideshare program

The Rapid is launching GO!Bus Plus, a six-month pilot program that will use a mobile app and web portal to offer pre-scheduled and on-demand rides.

Pizza franchisee embraces opportunity

Nathan Leder said his business is a living example of how restaurants in this day and age should seriously consider third-party delivery platforms as a way to enhance food sales.

Five-year transportation plan receives federal approval

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Kent and Ottawa counties has cleared federal approval.

Venture Connect moves to West Side

Formerly Grandville-based freight and logistics company Venture Connect recently moved to Grand Rapids’ West Side.

Rapid offers free masks to riders

The Rapid has 500 reusable cloth masks available to riders at Rapid Central Station, free of charge, starting Tuesday.

Rapid to start new summer schedule

The Rapid will implement a new summer service schedule effective May 26.

Pro-Vision releases hybrid HD DVR for commercial fleets

Byron Center-based Pro-Vision Video Systems announced the release of its new 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR that combines 1080p HD recording and observation technology in one device for commercial vehicle operators.

GM scraps Maven car-sharing service after more than four years

DETROIT — General Motors is sending its Maven car-sharing business to the junkyard.

Amazon hires more than 1,000 people for Grand Rapids center (update)

Amazon is offering employment opportunities in Grand Rapids for people who may have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
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Freight company rolls through trucking recession

The trucking industry has experienced a wave of ups and downs during the last two years, but despite that, one freight company has been weathering the storm.

The Rapid adds rider restrictions (update)

The Rapid is cutting capacity on its buses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Truck dealer provides free lunch for drivers

West Michigan truckers are getting a helping hand through the COVID-19 pandemic.

NTB Trucking hiring drivers

A Grand Rapids-based transportation company is looking for drivers to ship vital goods amid the COVID-19 crisis.NTB Trucking announced it is actively hiring experienced...