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Rapid Keeping the Community Moving

posted Mar 29, 2011, 6:36 AM by Kayla Reidel
“The Rapid, the public transportation agency serving the six city area, will be asking voters on May 3rd to approve a millage renewal and increase to fund current transit operations and future service enhancements throughout the entire service area. The proposed enhancements are the first phase of a 20 year master plan which was adopted by The Rapid’s Board of Directors in the summer of 2010. In summary, the enhancements would include more frequent bus service, service later at night and on the weekend, as well as additional connection and transfer options, including an express route (Bus Rapid Transit) connecting the Division Avenue corridor to the Medical Mile. These enhancements would translate into a system that is more convenient and more comprehensive, which would allow workers, employers, students, and all riders to connect with more neighborhoods, businesses, medical facilities, and many other everyday needs. Under this proposal, every route operated by The Rapid would see an enhancement, which would benefit all the communities in the service area. The cost of this increase would be an extra $17.50/year for a home valued at $100,000 (current millage rate is 1.12, the proposal raises that rate to 1.47). For complete details of the plan, please visit”