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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.
AP

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

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.
Fifth Wheel Freight

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...

Many airline flights nearly empty as virus undercuts travel

Airline service in the United States is teetering on the brink of collapse with near-empty planes, and the COVID-19 outbreak has left some air...

The Rapid reduces bus service

The Rapid has shortened its operations and service to minimize exposure risks of COVID-19.Effective as of Tuesday, The Rapid implemented a reduced service schedule....

Amtrak suspends Grand Rapids service

UPDATE (9:02 a.m. March 20, 2020): The Rapid said it is limiting public access to Rapid Central Station, 250 Grandville Ave. SW, and closing Ehlers Amtrak...

The Rapid implements proactive cleaning measures

UPDATE (9:02 a.m. March 20, 2020): The Rapid said it is limiting public access to Rapid Central Station, 250 Grandville Ave. SW, and closing Ehlers Amtrak...

Amazon fulfillment center celebrates first day of operation

Amazon’s Kent County fulfillment center is open for business.Amazon welcomed new associates on March 8 inside the 855,000-square-foot building, at 4500 68th St. SE...

Would road millage work for county?

The Grand Valley Metro Council predicted its annual budget would have to double to meet road improvement goals by 2045, which begs the question...

Michigan governor creates office for mobility initiatives

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday that Michigan will have a mobility officer to coordinate all initiatives related to self-driving and connected cars,...

Rapid to host community open house

Rapid riders have the opportunity to engage with transit leaders and recommend improvements to their transit system.The Rapid will host an open house Feb....

Woman gets probation for striking black man, hurling slurs

A white woman who used racial slurs as she attacked a black car salesman at a western Michigan dealership has avoided jail, despite a...

Coronavirus affecting auto production

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The auto industry is in the crosshairs of the latest global health crisis that has claimed the lives of...

Amazon hiring 1,000 workers

Amazon is hiring for its Gaines Township fulfillment center ahead of opening day.Amazon is now hiring for more than 1,000 full-time positions ahead of...

Laker Line to launch in August

The Rapid recently announced the official launch date of the Laker Line.The Laker Line, which is the second bus rapid transit line for the...

Software firms partner to enhance logistics

A West Michigan software company is joining forces with another software company to pump up its transportation services.Holland-based BluJay Solutions recently announced a partnership...

GM says over 1,350 temps will get full-time jobs by March 31

DETROIT — More than 1,350 temporary workers at 14 General Motors facilities in the U.S. will get full-time positions before the end of March,...

Michigan State Police to investigate breathalyzer supplier

DETROIT — Michigan State Police has launched a fraud investigation into the company that supplies the state's breathalyzer devices after evidence indicated the company...

Car dealer makes out-of-state luxury acquisitions

A West Michigan automotive dealer is set to acquire three dealerships in Illinois.Zeigler Automotive Group recently announced it will purchase three new luxury dealerships...

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