Our car-centric development keeps the poor and dangerous drivers trapped in their cars: “Federal Judge Rules Against Suspending Poor People’s Driver’s Licenses for Unpaid Court Fines”
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.
RIDE Solutions in conjunction with Valley Metro is launching a new Partner Ad program for buses in Roanoke, VA. Over the next few weeks, keep your eyes peeled for some new ads on the buses that will highlight community organizations that deserve more attention.
RIDE Solutions and Zagster Inc., in partnership with the City of Roanoke and Carilion Clinic, today launched a new bike share program that will provide all Roanoke’s residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around town.
Today’s rainy day has reminded me that I’m behind on a post I meant to write a few weeks ago. Back in October, we worked with the CityWorks (X)po to host a field trip on what turned out to be a rainy Saturday morning. The goal: to give attendees a first-hand experience of what it would be like to be car-free in Roanoke.
A friend of mine recently posted a worksheet her son had completed for a financial literacy program offered by Goodwill of the Valleys. I was impressed with the detail of the sheet; even so, it missed a few things and made a few assumptions I thought worth noting – especially because they misstated the full cost of transportation.