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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.

January 2018 Transportation Update

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.

November 2017 Transportation Update

November 2017 Transportation Update

The Commission is partnering with the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to develop a Regional Freight Plan. In October, the MPO’s Technical Advisory Committee utilized visualizations prepared by the Commission to identify the critical regional freight corridors.

RIDE Solutions completes a successful Ride Smart Challenge in May

The Ride Smart Challenge (formerly known as the Clean Commute Challenge) wrapped up at the end of May and recorded a big impact in alternative transportation!
Through the Ride Smart Challenge 4,369 trips were logged taking a total of 73,283 miles off the road! By reducing the number of cars on the road, we were able to avoid 58,626 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.