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 […]

Pittsylvania County Awarded Grant Funding to Enhance Wayside Park

It was announced in December 2018 that the Pittsylvania County Department of Parks & Recreation was awarded a grant to enhance the Wayside Park facility, located along U.S. Route 29 Business in Hurt, which will offer greater protections for the park as a strategy to mitigate detrimental environmental impacts of […]

Notice of Intent to Award: Statewide Ridematching System

RFP: Virginia Statewide Multimodal Ridematching System To Whom it May Concern After careful review, the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission is awarding this contract to NuRide, Inc. This Intent to Award will be active for 10 days from this notification to allow for questions or comments from the public or […]

West Piedmont Planning District Means of Transportation to Work, 2010 and 2017

In addition to population counts and trends, the U.S. Census Bureau compiles workers’ means of transportation to work.  RIDE Solutions staff wanted to compare the way residents of the West Piedmont Planning District – comprising the counties of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania and the cities of Danville and Martinsville […]

Latest Population Estimates in the West Piedmont Planning District

Most of us are familiar with the Decennial Census – that full count of persons which takes place every ten years to determine how each state is represented via the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as to guide the disbursement of federal funding to localities, as noted on the […]