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.
Partnership with New River Valley Commerce Park proves invaluable research opportunity for undergraduates
Students enrolled in two Artis College of Science and Technology courses conducted impactful undergraduate research at the New River Valley Commerce Park this year.
The NRVRC is in the process of updating the New River Valley Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document for 2019-20. The CEDS provides a review of economic data and conditions for NRVRC jurisdictions, identifies goals and strategies that help to addresses these regional issues, and prioritizes regional economic development projects that the region can undertake to achieve these goals.
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.
Pulaski County recently conducted a community survey as part of the comprehensive plan update process. This was a broad public engagement effort to identify community priorities and desires which is essential for developing various aspects and elements of the Comprehensive Plan and to guide the County’s future.
The Regional Commission has been working with the Town of Christiansburg to administer a Planning Grant through the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facility Authority (VFRIFA) is soliciting website design consultants and/or companies for proposal to redesign the NRV Commerce Park website (www.nrvcommercepark.com). The current website is outdated and difficult to use on mobile devices, so VFRIFA wishes to have a new, comprehensively redesigned website created to market the 1,000-acre industrial park to prospective companies.
SolSmart is a national solar designation and technical assistance program which is led by the Solar Foundation and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) through its Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO). SolSmart helps communities go solar and realize associated economic benefits, and awards communities that are taking actions to go solar faster.
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.