Danville Transit Hiring Transit Drivers

As most everyone who is familiar with the RIDE Solutions program is aware, one of the main functions we are involved with is matching employees who desire to carpool together to save money or because they do not have access to reliable transportation with which to get to work. Another […]

RIDE Solutions Promoted at Multiple Area Events, Generates Interest

Over the past two weeks, representatives from RIDE Solutions had been present at two events in the Martinsville/Henry County area for the purpose of promoting the RIDE Solutions brand by articulating to area companies and the general public the program’s value.  On the afternoons and evenings of March 5th and […]

Employment Challenges and Opportunities in the West Piedmont Planning District

A March 4th article in the Martinsville Bulletin entitled 2 keys to finding a good job in Martinsville area:  Get trained, get straight describes some of the challenges residents of Patrick and Henry counties and the City of Martinsville, face in securing employment.  The article also touches on attributes employers […]

March 4th- 8th is Telework Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is pleased to announce that March 4 – 8, 2019 is Telework Week in Virginia. DRPT and commuter assistance agencies across the Commonwealth are encouraging Virginia businesses to explore teleworking first-hand by allowing eligible employees to telework at least one day […]

West Piedmont Planning District Commission Updates Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan

The West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC), which is responsible for coordinating the RIDE Solutions program in the West Piedmont Planning District, is in the process of updating the region’s Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan.  This plan establishes transportation priorities within the rural portion of our region, including all of the […]

2019 Virginia Legislative Update

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation watches for bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This article is for informational […]

New Carpool Opportunities

RIDE Solutions has registered the following new rideshare opportunities.  To see if you are a potential match, register online and we will send you a match letter with contact information for all potential carpool partners.

Wet Weather Wreaking Havoc on Region’s Transportation System

It’s no secret that the West Piedmont Planning District and the surrounding regions and states have been inundated with rainfall in 2018, and this wet pattern appears to so far be continuing into 2019.  Between heavy Thunderstorms which dumped copious amounts of rain in the region during the spring and […]