New DASH Circulator Information

The DASH West and DASH North routes are being consolidated into a single circulator to better serve visitors, residents and anyone trying to get around Downtown Grand Rapids.

This new route will serve new areas of Grand Rapids and connect many Downtown and neighborhood destinations. As always the DASH will be completely FREE to ride.

The new service will be now be available later in the day and on Sundays. The DASH circulator will operate every 15 minutes Wednesday - Friday 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM, and Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is the DASH changing?

  • The DASH West and DASH North routes are being consolidated into a single circulator to better serve visitors, residents and those getting around downtown.

When can I take the new DASH?

  • The new DASH service launches on Monday, May 8th, 2023. The DASH circulator will operate every 15 minutes Wednesday-Friday 7am-12:00am, Saturday 11am-1am, and Sunday 11am-5pm

Why isn't there Monday and Tuesday service?

  • With a limited capacity to expand the total level of service and bearing in mind the DASH service’s continued evolution beyond a commuter service, the city chose to prioritize late night and Sunday service to meet the needs of those visiting and moving about around downtown. Staff hopes to bring 7-day-a-week service back to the DASH as soon as possible.

What if I currently park in a DASH lot to take the bus to work or school?

  • The DASH will continue to serve the same core destinations as Dash West and DASH North on the days it operates (Wednesday-Sunday). DASH lot users will also have access to a commuter shuttle during this transition which will be accessible from the Area 7 and Area 9 parking lots.

WORK is a transitional service for former DASH West lot users to connect with downtown. Starting May 8th, it will be available Monday-Friday, 6:30am-9:30am and 3:30pm-6:30pm The service will pick up at Area 7 and Area 9 and drop off at the intersection of Ottawa and Pearl every 15 minutes.


Contact the DASH




Mobile GR and Parking Services
50 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids

DASH Tips to Ride

  • No fare required to ride. Service is free to anybody who needs transportation around Downtown.
  • If you're a first-time rider, or not sure where you're going, feel free to ask the driver for information.
  • Coaches do not stop at every stop automatically. You must signal the driver by pulling the cord above the windows.
  • Coaches stop for passengers only at designated stops. Wait in view of the driver.
  • Coaches are accessible to wheel chairs.
  • Strollers are welcome. Please make sure it’s not blocking the door, aisle, or seating.
  • Coaches are air-conditioned.
  • Currently, the DASH is only allowing trained service animals to accompany riders. Information on how we define service animals can be found here.