GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- This week The Rapid will begin moving employees into its new $31 million operations center. The bus company says this is just one more step the company is taking to improve public transportation in Grand Rapids.
Employees and passengers on The Rapid have noticed a lot of changes over the past several months. According to spokesperson, Jennifer Kalczuk, there are many more to come.
"We've been growing steadily since 2000 when The Rapid actually started, but we have had a lot of changes recently," said Kalczuk.
Among those changes is the new Wealthy Street Operations Center. Saturday, The Rapid officially cut the ribbon on the 285,000 square feet facility. The project, which was paid for primarily with federal and state grant and stimulus money got underway more than 2 years ago. Kalczuk says the project was necessary because the old building no longer supported current and future growth.