A Short Primer on Transit Advocacy

Potential changes in Roanoke-area transit have been in the news recently, from rate increases at Valley Metro to route changes in Vinton.  Regardless of where you fall on these issues, this is a prime opportunity to become involved in the future of the Valley’s public transportation network.  We offer this brief primer on what you need to know and how you can be the most effective.

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Transit Development Plans aka Evaluate and Improve the Region’s Transit

The three public bus systems in the New River Valley have announced workshop dates where you can participate in improving the region’s transit systems. This is part of the Transit Development Plan that will look at current service and future needs.

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Potential Improvements to Roanoke’s Williamson Road

Williamson Road in Roanoke is often called the city’s Main Street.  The several-mile stretch that crosses from Roanoke City into Roanoke County and conenct’s Downtown Roanoke to Hollins University hold a huge diversity of businesses and crosses a large number of varied neighborhoods.  It’s also in need of some TLC.

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Bikeshare by RIDE Solutions Adds Three New Stations in Roanoke

Bikeshare by RIDE Solutions added three new stations to its growing bikeshare network this week.  On Tuesday, new 10-space stations were added in Roanoke’s Crystal Spring Village, at the Riverside campus housing Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers just on the outskirts of downtown Roanoke.

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