The LakerLine

The LakerLine is east-west BRT route initially servicing the GVSU Allendale campus and downtown Grand Rapids with an anticipated eastern extension up the Michigan St corridor to Plymouth Ave. No timeline for such an extension exists.

The Laker Line has more potential transfers to other routes than any other service in the network. It is possible to transfer to 12 other routes from Laker Line stations: 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 37, 48, 85, Silverline, and DASH (Clockwise & Counter Clockwise) [as of 2023-12].

The Laker Line operates principally as a service of Grand Valley State University; a consequence of this is a frustratingly erratic schedule, inhibiting its function as a true transit corridor. The schedule flips between "regular" schedule when the university is in semester and "holiday" and "break" schedules when the university is closed or not in full session. Potential users need to check to verify the status of the service. The "BREAK / HOLIDAYS" page at that site contains a list of dates the service is on "break" or "holiday" schedules.


Proposed in 2015, operation began August 24th, 2020.