Regional Profile – Piedmont Area Regional Transit (PART)

Piedmont Area Regional Transit (PART) serves as the public transportation system for the City of Martinsville and Henry County.  PART was established in 2009 as a result of a transit study between the City and County, and is operated by RADAR of Roanoke, a non-profit organization that has specialized in public and private human service activities for decades.

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Transportation and Aging in Place

Last night I had the chance to sit on a panel discussion for the the Western and Central Virginia chapter of the Aging in Place Council.  The discussion was preceded by a keynote presentation from Dr. Nancy Brossoie, a research associate with the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology.

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How Does West Piedmont Get to Work?

Each locality is home to individuals who travel to work, and each person has his or her own way of commuting to their place of employment.  The West Piedmont Planning District (WPPD) is very similar to the State as well as to the U.S. with regard to the modes of transportation residents utilize to get to work, but with some differences.

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