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Bus Route 50 - GVSU Campus Connector Weekday

Spring / Summer Semesters

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2016 [PDF]

Monday - Thursday: 5:30a - 11p
Friday: 5:30a - 8p

  • Weekday service frequency is every 20 minutes.
  • No weekend service available during the Spring/Summer semester.
  • NOTE: when classes are not in session the bus is on a limited "Break Schedule". When the University is closed there is no GVSU bus service.

Fall / Winter Semesters

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2016/WINTER 2017 [PDF]

Monday - Thursday: 5:30a - 1a
Friday: 5:30a - 6p (see Route 50 Weekend Service after 6p)

  • Weekday service frequency is approx 6 minutes during peak hours of 7a - 6p.
  • Weekend service available via Route 50 Weekend Service
  • "Exam Cram" extended bus service til 2a - available Wednesday prior to exams to Wednesday of exams (20 min frequency - last departure from KC at 2:10a).
  • NOTE: when classes are not in session the bus is on a limited "Break Service". When the University is closed there is no GVSU bus service.

Route Maps: 
ALLENDALE CAMPUS ROUTE MAP - CLICK HERE [PDF] (NOTE: Apartment routes only run during Fall/Winter)
PEW CAMPUS ROUTE MAP - CLICK HERE new routing starts 8/21/16 [PDF]

Route Transfer Opportunities:

  • There are a number of opportunities available to access Central Station by connecting on another route (see suggestions below). All Rapid routes are still FREE with valid GVSU I.D.
  • Transfer to Silver Line (SL/#90) at downtown Grand Rapids locations: Michigan & Bostwick, DeVos Place, Monroe & Louis (west bound Rt 50 only)
  • Between DeVos Center and Keller Engineering on Fulton, and Westbound on Fulton/Monroe (Bagger Dave's) transfer to #12 (West Fulton).
  • At Seward Ramp, at Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward Ave. you can transfer to bus #9 (Alpine) 
  • At Meijer (at Lake Michigan Dr. and Wilson Ave.) you can transfer to #7 (West Leonard) or #12 (West Fulton). Stop is on the south end of the parking lot near the gas station.

Next Bus: To find out where the bus is now, visit Rapid Connect or one of our Mobile Apps.

"Route 50 By the Numbers" Infographic [PDF]

Route 50 Transfers - Fall/Winter

Route 50 Infographic - Spring/Summer

 

Which schedule do I refer to?

"Fall / Winter Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • FALL: Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, December Semester Break, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day and days prior to start of Winter Semester.
    • WINTER: Martin Luther King Jr Recess, Spring Break, Semester Break prior to start of Spring Semester

"Spring / Summer Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • SPRING: Memorial Day Weekend
    • SUMMER: Independence Day Recess, Semester Break prior to start of Fall Semester

Featured Stops on this Route:

  • Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
  • Michigan & Bostwick - walking distance to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • DeVos Place
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • Beginning 8/21/16 (Westbound ONLY): Monroe & Louis
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • Front Ave between Eberhard Center and DeVos Center (under US-131)
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton) is a short walk to Fulton St and Mt Vernon Ave (under US-131, one block south of new bus stop)
  • Seward Ramp - Seward & Pearl/Lake Michigan Dr. for transfer opportunity to Route 9 (Alpine)
  • Fulton & Garfield - walking distance from many of the homes on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids.
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Covall shopping plaza - Big Apple Bagel, Rite Aid, BC Pizza, Snap Fitness, and Bank of America
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Collindale - Family Fare and Speedway
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Bayberry Apartments
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Walker Fire Station is a park & ride location. You can park your car in the lot behind the Fire Station and hop on the bus at the stop at the back of the lot.
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Wilson Meijer is another park & ride location. Shopping plaza features Meijer, Panera Bread, Jet's Pizza, Chowhound Pets, Fifth-Third Bank and more.
    • Transfer opportunity for Routes 7 (West Leonard) and Route 12 (West Fulton) on the south end of the Meijer parking lot.
  • Allendale Campus bus stops at Mackinac Hall and the Kirkhof Center
    • Transfer opportunity for Routes 37, 48 (weekday) and 85 (weekends and early AM weekday)