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NRV Rail 2020 Hosts Passenger Rail Legislative Reception

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.

Multi-Regions Alternative Transportation Social

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 Rewards Paying Off for FloydFest Carpoolers

RIDE Solutions Rewards Paying Off for FloydFest Carpoolers

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.

Excellence in Regional Transportation Planning Award

Excellence in Regional Transportation Planning Award

The New River Valley Regional Commission has been awarded a 2019 Excellence in Regional Transportation Planning Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for its work with the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Blacksburg Partnership on passenger rail!  The award specifically recognizes the recently complete Passenger Rail Station Ownership and Maintenance Strategy. According to NADO President Scott Koons: “The Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards highlight important results of programs and projects like the New River Valley’s Passenger Rail Station Ownership and Maintenance Strategy.  Such initiatives are central to fostering quality of place, facilitating economic vitality, and improving mobility in our nation’s communities by promoting effective transportation planning and networks.” The purpose of the study was to identify a locally preferred station ownership and maintenance strategy should a new service extend beyond the City of Roanoke.  The study found that partners in the New River Valley are open to a collaborative model that could be developed under a regional authority.  A new authority would be guided by a Board of Directors that represent the financial and strategic passenger rail partners in the region. For further information, please contact Elijah Sharp (esharp@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 210. Share...
Roam the Huck

Roam the Huck

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.