Cascade-Hope Network Route Pilot
Beginning Aug. 28, 2023, Cascade began piloting a fixed route public bus service to and from major businesses within the Downtown Development Authority area and the Mary Free Bed YMCA.
Cost: $3 dollars per ride, one way
Pickup point: Riders will board a small Hope Network bus in a parking lot on the north side of 28th Street (4375 28 St. SE, Kentwood, MI) in front of the three flag poles. Riders using the Rapid bus system to reach this location will need to disembark at Rapid Route 5 Stop #2119 (28th Street/Acquest).
Times: 6 a.m.-10 a.m. and 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The entire route takes about an hour to complete. The route is being fine-tuned.
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a high-resolution PDF of map and most recent schedule:
28th & Acquest (4375 28th St. SE, Kentwood)
Mary Free Bed YMCA
Note: This route was created based on information received from area businesses who responded to township requests for employee transportation information. This route could change depending on ridership numbers and additional employer feedback. The township and Hope Network will be continually reviewing data to adjust stops and departure and arrival times as needed. Route changes and stop additions will be updated here and on the “Latest News” section of our website.
More information: For up-to-date information on the bus, call Hope Network Dispatch at 616-243-0876.
Transportation for disabled and special needs individuals
Hope Network is offering door-to-door transportation solutions for Cascade residents with special needs and mobility issues. This service will begin Monday, Aug. 28 and is for Cascade residents only. Call 616.243.0876 for more information or to schedule a ride.
RideLink: For senior citizens
All Cascade residents 60 and older have access to RideLink, Kent County’s dedicated transportation service for older residents, to destinations anywhere within the borders of Kent County. Rides are available between the hours of 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Mondays-Fridays.
Rides must be booked at least one day in advance and can be scheduled up to a week in advance. Riders can expect buses to arrive within a 15-minute window of the scheduled time. Rides cost $2 per trip, or $4 round-trip.
Registration required: Before scheduling a ride, you must register. To register online, visit www.Ridelinkmi.com/home/registration.Those without internet access can request a physical registration form by calling 844-694-6589.
Once registered, seniors can schedule a ride by phone by calling 844-694-6589. For more information, visit ridelinkmi.com.