GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Just days after the start of the new Silver Line service, the Rapid is celebrating 14 years of continuous growth.
Thursday, the Kent County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the Rapid's latest status.
According to the latest numbers, the service gave 500,000 more rides in 2013 than in 2012.
"When people talk about what we're doing with the money that's invested, we're putting people to work, we are creating jobs, we are bringing people to work," said CEO Peter Varga. "We are creating economic development, and that means that we are supporting the community on a larger level."
The American Public Transportation Association named the Rapid the county's outstanding mid-size system in 2013.