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Bus Routes 50 & 85 Wkd - Weekend Service

Spring / Summer Semesters

Not in Service

Fall / Winter Semesters

DETAILED SCHEDULE FALL 2016/WINTER 2017 [PDF]

Friday: 6p - 3a
Saturday: 6:30a - 3a
Sunday: 10:30a - 8p 


Route Maps: 
ALLENDALE CAMPUS ROUTE MAP - CLICK HERE [PDF]
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 (Westbound Only)
  • Just north of DeVos Center, at Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward Ave. you can transfer to bus #9 (Alpine) or #51 (DASH to the Hill).
  • 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.
  • The G.R. Hopper downtown shuttle service also has a stop conveniently located near the Pew Campus.

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


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: 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 Route 50:

  • 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)

Featured Stops on Route 85:

  • Kirkhof Center-Allendale Campus
  • Mackinaw Hall- Allendale Campus
  • Campus Dr. & Center Dr. (short walk from North A&B, West A&B, Kleiner)
  • Campus Dr at the Alumni House
  • High Tree Apartments
  • Boltwood Apartments (walk to: Speedway, Main Street Pub)
  • The Enclave/Main St Pub
  • 48th Ave & Lake Michigan Dr. (walk to: Burger King, Jimmy Johns, Jude's Barber shop, Bigby Coffee, Main Street Pub)
  • 48 West Apartments (walk to: Menna's Joint, Ugro Coffee Shop)
  • Campus West Apartments
  • Country Place/Hillcrest Townhouses
  • Greek Housing
  • Copper Beech
  • Lot J Commuter Permit Parking (behind Laker Village Apts)
  • Pierce St & 42nd Ave (walk to: Laker Village Apts, Campus View Apts, Brian's Books, Campus Health Center)
  • Calder Dr & South Campus Dr (walk to: Connections, Honors Housing)
  • Kirkhof Center (continue loop)