This past spring, Henry County and Martinsville unveiled the addition of a new Piedmont Area Regional Transit (PART) bus routes that would run throughout the local communities.
Some residents would like to see the service area of PART buses expanded further. Residents of Ridgeway have signed a petition to have the PART bus routes expanded to their town. The purpose of the petition is to assist the many individuals who reside in Ridgeway that to not have access to a car.
Unfortunately, largely due to funding, the bus service is unlikely to expand to Ridgeway in the near future. The only way for an expansion to occur would be for either inefficiencies to be identified on the current routes, or for additional local funds to be provided to increase the service area of the buses. According to the article, local officials are currently pleased with the existing routes offered by the bus system. The full article can be accessed here.
Individuals who are not able to directly access a bus route could benefit from the services offered by RIDE Solutions. We can help connect individuals with other commuters, help you identify public transportation options, and work to help you get where you are trying to go! We operate an extensive database of individuals that are interested in carpooling. To register, simply create an account. By registering, you may be able to connect with someone that can help you reliably get where you are trying to go or save money on your commute! Ride Solutions is available in Martinsville, Henry County, Danville, Pittsylvania County, Patrick County, the New River Valley, the Region 2000 local government area, and the Roanoke Valley.