Corridor Preservation Studies Underway for U.S. Routes 220 and 29

In the absence of construction of I-73 in Virginia within the foreseeable future, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is undertaking two studies intended to preserve the capacity of U.S. Routes 220 and 29, while enhancing the safety of these corridors.  In November, VDOT hosted meetings in localities along these […]

New Segment of Dick & Willie Trail Complete; More on the Horizon

In November, the City of Martinsville and Henry County reached a milestone in the continued development of the Dick & Willie Passage Trail – the completion of a new segment of this trail from a new trailhead at Spruce Street to the Smith River Sports Complex.  This new segment is […]

RIDE Solutions Kicks off Drive Small Campaign

RIDE Solutions has kicked off its Drive Small campaign this holiday season.  The Drive Small campaign is an effort to encourage holiday shoppers, commuters, and those traveling for any other purpose – such as meeting friends or family for dinner – to try alternative means of traveling, rather than driving […]

Danish Transportation Model Could Benefit Our Region and State

Last week, while attending the Governor’s Transportation Conference in Northern Virginia, I participated in a session about emerging forms of transportation, which have the potential to significantly improve mobility in our communities.  This session was presented by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and focused on innovative transportation, particularly, […]

City of Danville Looks to Create Multimodal Westover Drive Corridor

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 […]

U.S. Route 58 West Study in Danville, Pittsylvania County Begins

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 […]