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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This week, September 16 – 20, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, as well as RIDE Solutions, together kick off Try Transit Week! If you make a pledge to use transit this week, you will be entered into a contest coordinated by the Virginia Department of Rail and […]
As walking and bicycling have been increasingly recognized as healthy alternative forms of transportation, projects that support these active forms of transportation are rapidly taking shape within the West Piedmont Planning District. Projects, by locality, include the following:
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2017 commuting data, via its OnTheMap online product, which analyzes employment patterns for communities throughout the U.S.