Did you miss the VDOT Salem District Locally Administered Program Day in Blacksburg? For the last three years VDOT has offered a full-day program to learn about programs, procedures, and phases of locally administered projects. This year the event was held for the first time in the New River Valley and a record 120+ participants attended.
The Ride Smart Challenge wrapped up at the end of May and recorded a big impact in alternative transportation! Through the Ride Smart Challenge, residents logged 81,508 miles across more than 5,000 trips – an increase over last year’s participation.
Despite being geographically located at the crossroads of two major national rail corridors and having the only airport designated as a US Port of Entry within a couple-hundred miles, more than 90% of all regional freight is moved by truck. In 2012, the New River Valley region exported more than $6 billion in freight value.
Radford Transit and Pulaski Area Transit recently completed bus stop safety and accessibility studies. Each transit agency developed conceptual plans to improve a “top 10” list of locations throughout the City of Radford and Town of Pulaski
The New River Valley will have a new way to get from Point A to Point B this spring. Montgomery County, the towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg, and Virginia Tech are teaming up for a bikeshare system that will start with 12 stations and 88 bikes distributed across those stations.