The middle of May is known for Damascus Trail Days. While many Appalachian Trail hikers make it a point to be in Damascus, VA for the celebration, many continue their hike weeks and even months afterwards. In fact, approximately 200 hikers traveled into the Town of Pearisburg each week, between May and June of last year.
Transportation planners, engineers, program managers, and local cyclists met on September 16, 2016 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.
The New River Valley Passenger Rail Study was chosen to receive a 2016 Excellence in Regional Transportation Planning Award. Each year the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) recognizes noteworthy projects and practices in rural and small metropolitan areas that help meet regional needs through various program areas.
The Regional Commission recently partnered with the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization to complete a Regional Transit Study. The focus of the work is on bus stops.
The NRVRC has finished a transit study for the NRV Metropolitan Planning Organization examining overlapping transit stops within the region.
RIDE Solutions had the opportunity to serve New River Community College students at new student orientation this past month. NRVRC staff discussed bus schedules and carpooling with students looking for ways to get to school when a car is not available…