For riders who will not use other Rapid bus routes to get to the Rapid Central Station, Grand Rapids municipal parking facilities are available. Maps and rate information are available on the City of Grand Rapids Downtown Visitor Mobility and Parking Guide.
Lots “W” and “X” (far South, at the bottom of the map) are located on either side of Rapid Central Station. The departure and arrival bay for the Ferris State shuttle bus is located closer to Lot W, (the DASH South - Area 6A Lot).
Street side free parking (along the West side of lot X on the map) is extremely limited and fills very early.
The Rapid has worked with Meijer Corporation to allow shuttle bus users who board in Cedar Springs to park in the lot behind the Cedar Springs Meijer Gas station free of charge. The Cedar Springs shuttle bus stop is located near the parking area.
Ferris State University parking lots require permits. Additional information on the Motor Vehicle Parking and Traffic Regulations page.
The City of Big Rapids allows parking on the side of many streets, including those in close proximity to The Rapid stop in Big Rapids.