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, […]

View the Fall Foliage from Your Bike

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 […]

RIDE Solutions Holds Event at The Results Companies in Patrick County

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 […]

West Piedmont Region to be Served by New Intercity Bus Routes

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has recently announced that it will be expanding its intercity bus service into other areas of the Commonwealth, and this expansion will include new service in the West Piedmont Planning District.  This new service could be considered an expansion across the […]

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 […]