Employment Spotlight: Franklin County

The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2017 data on its OnTheMap website, which is a very intuitive source for recent employment and commuting data.  This data is available for most areas of the U.S., and the West Piedmont Planning District is no exception.  Using this tool, we briefly explore employment […]

Employment Spotlight: Danville and Pittsylvania County

The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2017 data on its OnTheMap website, which is a very intuitive source for recent employment and commuting data.  This data is available for most areas of the U.S., and the West Piedmont Planning District is no exception.  Using this tool, we briefly explore employment […]

RIDE Solutions Kicks off Drive Small Campaign

RIDE Solutions has kicked off its Drive Small campaign this holiday season.  The Drive Small campaign is an effort to encourage holiday shoppers, commuters, and those traveling for any other purpose – such as meeting friends or family for dinner – to try alternative means of traveling, rather than driving […]

City of Danville Looks to Create Multimodal Westover Drive Corridor

The City of Danville has made strides in recent years with regard to alternative transportation in the city, particularly by continually expanding its Riverwalk Trail.  The City has made streetscape improvements – including enhancements to sidewalks – throughout the River District, and has worked with the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization […]

U.S. Route 58 West Study in Danville, Pittsylvania County Begins

The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has begun a study on an 11-mile segment of U.S. Route 58 in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to identify safety and functionality deficiencies along the length of the segment, as well as to provide recommendations thereunto.  The MPO has contracted with […]

RIDE Smart Challenge 2019 Has Begun

RIDE Smart Challenge, an annual event hosted by RIDE Solutions, has officially begun.  The goal of the Challenge, which takes place throughout the entire month of October, is to take 100,000 miles off the road via ridesharing, walking, biking, transit, or telecommuting.  The RIDE Smart Challenge offers the potential for […]