Employment Spotlight: Martinsville and Henry 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 will look briefly […]

New Segment of Dick & Willie Trail Complete; More on the Horizon

In November, the City of Martinsville and Henry County reached a milestone in the continued development of the Dick & Willie Passage Trail – the completion of a new segment of this trail from a new trailhead at Spruce Street to the Smith River Sports Complex.  This new segment is […]

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 […]

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 […]

RIDE Solutions Kicks Off Try Transit Week

This week, September 16 – 20, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, as well as RIDE Solutions, together kick off Try Transit Week!  If you make a pledge to use transit this week, you will be entered into a contest coordinated by the Virginia Department of Rail and […]