Latest Trends in Commuter Transportation, ACT 2022 Conference

About two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Association for Commuter Transportation’s (ACT) 2022 International Conference, held August 1st through 3rd in Chicago.  In this blog, I will describe some of the highlights of the conference, while the next blog will focus on some of what I […]

How RIDE Solutions Can Help You Save $$ During High Gas Prices and High Inflation

As one of RIDE Solutions’ Regional Coordinators in southern and southwest Virginia, I often write blogs about interesting or relevant trends in transportation, demographics, and the like.  Given the record-high fuel prices and inflation our nation is currently experiencing, I intend for this blog to focus on how RIDE Solutions […]

Friday, May 20th is Bike to Work Day!

As mentioned in a blog post earlier this month, May is Bike to Work Month.  This week, the week of May 16th, is Bike to Work Week, and Friday, May 20th is Bike to Work Day.

RIDE Solutions Can Help You Save Money on Gas

If you drive, you are undoubtedly aware of changes in gas prices.  In fact, AAA shows that, as of March 14th, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Virginia was $4.230, while it was $4.325 at the national level.  The RIDE Solutions app is a great way to save […]

Media shouldn’t blame the victim when covering traffic crashes

This commentary by Andrea Garland appeared in the Roanoke Times on February 19, 2022.  On the afternoon of Feb. 11, the driver of a 2014 Dodge Journey struck and killed a 39-year-old woman while she was riding her bike on U.S. 11 in Botetourt County. Tabitha Thompson was riding along […]

Housing Development Takes Off In and Near Uptown Martinsville

The City of Danville has been wildly successful in its efforts to revitalize its downtown and Tobacco Warehouse District under the umbrella of the River District, which includes a plethora of new apartment and condo developments resulting from the redevelopment of former tobacco warehouses, predominantly located along Craghead Street.  Throughout […]