Public transportation is a key part of how our community connects – whether or not you are a bus rider yourself. Public transportation connects our neighborhoods; connects people to employment, medical, and other services; and it helps keep cars off the road, which means everyone else can get where they’re going a little faster.
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.
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.