VAPDC / VAMPO Conference Highlights Scooter Pilot Program

Staff of the West Piedmont Planning District Commission and RIDE Solutions attended a Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC) and Virginia Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (VAMPO) Training Conference in Charlottesville on Friday, June 14th, and one of the sessions pertained to the scooters that have become popular in […]

2017 Census of Agriculture and the Economy of the West Piedmont Planning District

In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2017 Census of Agriculture which, according to the website, serves the purpose of quantifying many variables of agriculture including characteristics of operators, practices of production, farm profits and disbursements, and other indicators.  At a more basic level, the Census of Agriculture […]

Mountain Biking Trails in the West Piedmont Planning District

Mountain biking is a popular activity in the U.S., and this form of cycling is no exception in Virginia.  The West Piedmont Planning District is home to a number of mountain biking venues, and these destinations are described in detail below. Fairystone State Park Trails Fairystone State Park, located along […]

9Th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

ROANOKE, VA (May 22, 2019) – Submissions are now being accepted for RIDE Solutions’ 9th annual Bike Shorts Film Festival.  The Bike Shorts Film Festival screens short films produced by local, national and international filmmakers that focuses on using bicycles to tell stories.

RIDE Solutions Working to Integrate Google Maps into RIDE-Matching App

As was revealed via a press release two weeks ago, RIDE Solutions has partnered with Agile Mile to offer an automatic ride-matching app, which is a very effective means by which carpoolers throughout the region can connect with one-another.  This new system, which offers points toward rewards when users log […]

Danville Transit Hiring Transit Drivers – No CDL Required!

As most everyone who is familiar with the RIDE Solutions program is aware, one of the main functions we are involved with is matching employees who desire to carpool together to save money or because they do not have access to reliable transportation with which to get to work.  Another […]