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August 2018 Transportation Update

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. 

Another Dynamic Ride Smart Challenge for the Region

Another Dynamic Ride Smart Challenge for the Region

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.

Transportation Update

Transportation Update

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.

RIDE Solutions

The Ride Smart Challenge is here! The event challenges people to try cycling, walking, taking the bus, carpooling, even teleworking to reduce the trips they take by driving alone in a car during the month of May. Those who take the challenge and log miles during May get chances to win weekly prizes, including items from Recover Brands, Keene, Zagster, and more.  We also support Ride Smart teams (any group – at work, in your neighborhood, your favorite coffee crowd) who compete against other teams for additional prizes – and this year, every Ride Smart Team that registered by April 15th will receive a Ride Smart Starter Kit with over $100 worth of cool gadgets and incentives. Registration is available here: https://ridesolutions.org/challenge Other events are being scheduled for the month and will be posted to the RIDE Solutions calendar – https://ridesolutions.org/events/month/, including the Bike Shorts Film Festival at The Lyric on May 17. For further information, please contact Christy Straight (cstraight@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 209. Share...

March 2018 Transportation Update

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

Bikeshare Coming to the New River Valley

Bikeshare Coming to the New River Valley

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.