On October 3rd NRV Rail 2020 hosted a reception coordinated by the Blacksburg Partnership public-private coalition to extend passenger rail service from Roanoke to Christiansburg. Approximately 75 leaders from across the region attended to show support for the multi-year effort.
Transportation planners, engineers, program managers, and local cyclists met on August 23, 2019 for a Multi-Regions Alternative Transportation Social. The purpose of the event was to share best practices in planning, highlight local success stories, and provide networking opportunities for those interested in alternative transportation.
RIDE Solutions teamed up this year with FloydFest’s producers to offer carpooling incentives for festival goers. Encouraging attendees to use carpooling to reduce their costs, their environmental footprint, and the parking headache has been an annual challenge.
On June 14th staff from the Regional Commission led a guided bike tour on the Huckleberry Trail. The family-friendly bike tour traversed a portion of the trail and discussed history about the two towns the trail has connected since 1904.
RIDE Solutions is launching a new, very improved on-demand carpool matching system. You can download the app or use the website to set up a profile and instantly find carpool partners for your daily commute.