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Sara Gould and Stacey Tilton with the Veggie Mobile.

Michigan programs get creative in addressing transportation barriers to good health

Lack of access to good transportation options continues to be a barrier to health equity for many Michigan residents. A patchwork of organizations around the state are working to resolve this challenging issue.

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The future of public transportation in Grand Rapids: New services, partnerships, and tech

The Rapid is looking forward, working to switch to more sustainable fuel sources, decreased wait times, more efficient tech, and possibly even communication with autonomous vehicles. 

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The Rapid 25 years on: Looking back on the transit's evolution as instrumental CEO retires

In the past 25 years, the Rapid has transformed to a "1950s-style transit system" that didn't run on Sundays, to a tech-forward, sustainable, and reliable public transportation network vital to the community.

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Smart transportation: The Rapid kicks off The Wave smart card for function, ease, and equity

With smart features like online accounts, capped spending, and smartphone scanning, The Wave aims to widen access and increase ease of use to public transportation.

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Is Grand Rapids walkable?: Safety, data, and the physical space of pedestrians

With rating systems like walkscore.com and articles about the city's walkability factor popping up every few months, it can be difficult to determine what factors actually make a city safe, and enjoyable, to be a pedestrian. Whatever the approach, Grand Rapids is catching on the the trend of celebrating the pedestrian, making the river city a safer place to traverse on foot.
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