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.
The New River Valley is losing the Megabus service on January 10, 2018! Megabus currently connects Washington DC to Christiansburg to Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. This locally popular service provided two north-bound and two south-bound trips daily. While ridership met expectations for our region, ridership simply wasn’t high enough in Washington or Tennessee.