The City of Danville has made strides in recent years with regard to alternative transportation in the city, particularly by continually expanding its Riverwalk Trail. The City has made streetscape improvements – including enhancements to sidewalks – throughout the River District, and has worked with the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization […]
The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has begun a study on an 11-mile segment of U.S. Route 58 in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to identify safety and functionality deficiencies along the length of the segment, as well as to provide recommendations thereunto. The MPO has contracted with […]
RIDE Solutions, the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation, and the Vinton History Museum were pleased to host the 5th Annual Tweed Ride this past Saturday in Vinton, VA. About 20 folks joined us on the 8 mile trip that explored some historic sites in and around downtown Vinton before departing for […]
MPO Staff Presence at Food Truck Event a Winning Public Participation Strategy for Transportation Plan
Part of the process of updating plans likely to affect citizens of a community or region in some way involves obtaining public input into these documents. The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which coordinates transportation planning in the City of Danville and the adjacent portion of Pittsylvania County, faced challenges […]
Recently, following a career fair at which the RIDE Solutions brand was promoted, I had the pleasure of meeting with representatives of two staffing agencies located in the Martinsville area to make them aware of how RIDE Solutions could benefit their clients and the companies for which these clients are […]
Hollins University hosted the debut reading by 2019 Writer by Bus, Lucy Marcus. Lucy read a selection from her chapbook of short stories “Dandelion Wishes,” the result of her time riding and writing about Valley Metro this summer.
As we head into late October, the fall weather has finally arrived and the remnants of summer have breathed their last. If you’re looking forward to viewing nature’s beautiful transition from summer to winter, the next two to three weeks will be the critical time, according to smokymountains.com, which offers […]
On Thursday, October 10th, RIDE Solutions held a tabling event at The Results Companies location in Stuart, Virginia. A tabling event consists of a representative of RIDE Solutions being present at a company facility to meet with employees, inform them that RIDE Solutions offers a great free app that enables […]
If you have driven along Virginia Avenue in Collinsville lately, you’ve undoubtedly noticed some streetscape improvements which include flower plantings and new sidewalk construction.
RIDE Smart Challenge, an annual event hosted by RIDE Solutions, has officially begun. The goal of the Challenge, which takes place throughout the entire month of October, is to take 100,000 miles off the road via ridesharing, walking, biking, transit, or telecommuting. The RIDE Smart Challenge offers the potential for […]