Nominations open for New River Valley Partner’s 2016 Awards

Help our NRV partner – the New River Valley Regional Commission – recognize the people who make an impact in the New River Valley!  We need you to nominate worthy candidates for this year’s awards program.  The Commission is accepting nominations for its regional awards until March 15th.  Award recipients will be honored at the Commission’s Annual Dinner in May 2016.  Please click on the links to nominate candidates for Champion of the Valley (elected official), Citizen of the Valley, and Friend of the Valley (outside the region).

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New Carpool Opportunities – Week Ending 1/24

RIDE Solutions has registered the following new rideshare. To see if you are a potential match, register online and we will send you a match letter with contact information for all potential carpool partners.

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New Carpool Opportunities – Week Ending 11/18

RIDE Solutions has registered the following new rideshare opportunities in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.  To see if you are a potential match, register online and we will send you a match letter with contact information for all potential carpool partners.  You can also view of map of all current carpool origins in the Carpool section of the RIDE Solutions website.

  • Radford to Blacksburg 7am-5pm
  • Roanoke to Floyd, Sat and Sun Flex Schedule
  • Roanoke to Lynchburg 8:15am-5pm
  • Within Roanoke 8am-5pm
  • Within Roanoke Shift
  • Blacksburg to Salem 7:30am-5pm

RIDE Solutions offer free carpool matching and Guaranteed Ride Home benefits for everyone who carpools, bikes, walks, takes the bus or telecommutes to work instead of driving alone.  We are a free public service of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission and the New River Valley Planning District Commission.

By providing transportation alternatives in the Roanoke area, RIDE Solutions improves regional air quality, reduces traffic congestion, and helps create a sustainable transportation infrastructure.

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New Carpool Opportunities – Week Ending 7/1

RIDE Solutions has registered the following new rideshare opportunities in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.  To see if you are a potential match, register online and we will send you a match letter with contact information for all potential carpool partners.  You can also view of map of all current carpool origins in the Carpool section of the RIDE Solutions website.

  • From Newport and Floyd to Blacksburg 1pm-5:45pm

RIDE Solutions offer free carpool matching and Guaranteed Ride Home benefits for everyone who carpools, bikes, walks, takes the bus or telecommutes to work instead of driving alone.  We are a free public service of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission and the New River Valley Planning District Commission.

By providing transportation alternatives in the Roanoke area, RIDE Solutions improves regional air quality, reduces traffic congestion, and helps create a sustainable transportation infrastructure.

Want instant updates?  Follow us on Twitter or become a Facebook fan.

New Carpool Opportunities – Week Ending 4/9

RIDE Solutions has registered the following new rideshare opportunities in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.  To see if you are a potential match, register online and we will send you a match letter with contact information for all potential carpool partners.  You can also view of map of all current carpool origins in the Carpool section of the RIDE Solutions website.

  • Blacksburg to Willis 7am-3pm
  • Floyd to Roanoke (24011) 7am-3:30pm

RIDE Solutions offer free carpool matching and Guaranteed Ride Home benefits for everyone who carpools, bikes, walks, takes the bus or telecommutes to work instead of driving alone.  We are a free public service of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission and the New River Valley Planning District Commission.

By providing transportation alternatives in the Roanoke area, RIDE Solutions improves regional air quality, reduces traffic congestion, and helps create a sustainable transportation infrastructure.

Want instant updates?  Follow us on Twitter or become a Facebook fan.

New Carpool Opportunities – Week Ending 10/16

RIDE Solutions has registered the following new rideshare opportunities in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.  To see if you are a potential match, register online and we will send you a match letter with contact information for all potential carpool partners.  You can also view of map of all current carpool origins in the Carpool section of the RIDE Solutions website.

  • Within Roanoke 7:30am-4pm
  • Christiansburg to Blacksburg 8am-3:30pm
  • Floyd to Radford 8am-5pm
  • Within Blacksburg 6am-3pm

RIDE Solutions offer free carpool matching and Guaranteed Ride Home benefits for everyone who carpools, bikes, walks, takes the bus or telecommutes to work instead of driving alone.  We are a free public service of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission and the New River Valley Planning District Commission.

By providing transportation alternatives in the Roanoke area, RIDE Solutions improves regional air quality, reduces traffic congestion, and helps create a sustainable transportation infrastructure.

Want instant updates?  Follow us on Twitter or become a Facebook fan.

New Carpool Opportunities – Week Ending 8/21

RIDE Solutions has registered the following new rideshare opportunities in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.  To see if you are a potential match, register online and we will send you a match letter with contact information for all potential carpool partners.  You can also view of map of all current carpool origins in the Carpool section of the RIDE Solutions website.

  • Lynchburg to Roanoke 8:45am-6:15pm
  • Roanoke to Blacksburg 7:30am-5pm
  • Roanoke to Blacksburg 8am-5:30pm
  • Rocky Mount to Dublin 7:30-5
  • Salem to Blacksburg 8am-4:30pm
  • Check to Roanoke 7:45am-Afternoon
  • Floyd to Roanoke 8-5pm

RIDE Solutions offer free carpool matching and Guaranteed Ride Home benefits for everyone who carpools, bikes, walks, takes the bus or telecommutes to work instead of driving alone.  We are a free public service of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission and the New River Valley Planning District Commission.

By providing transportation alternatives in the Roanoke area, RIDE Solutions improves regional air quality, reduces traffic congestion, and helps create a sustainable transportation infrastructure.

Want instant updates?  Follow us on Twitter or become a Facebook fan.

NRV’s 2011 Regional Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway Plan is online!

The New River Valley Planning District Commission has created a web page for the Draft 2011 Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway Plan.  Take a few minutes to visit the site: http://www.nrvpdc.org/Transportation/bwwwbw.html.

Things that you can currently do include:

  1. Review the 2011 Draft Plan by chapter or as a whole
  2. Review each Area’s Plan: hotlinks provided across the bottom for the Floyd Area, Giles Area, Montgomery Area, Pulaski Area, and the Radford Area.
  3. Visit the Interactive Map: hotlink provided on the lower left edge; explore existing facilities and access points for different facilities in the NRV.
  4. Provide comments on the materials or site
  5. Revisit the 2000 Plan

Things to come include: local endorsements of the plan and helpful resources for planning and design.  This is a work-in-progress, so any feedback that you have will be very valuable to help make improvements.

The important thing to remember is that the plan is still under review by local governments (most are still receiving hard copies).  Because of this, the Hierarchical priorities may change based on additional review.  Also, the Regional section is not complete.  They are asking for input on how to define specific regional projects or criteria that could be used to support regional efforts.

FloydFest Set Up Carpool Facebook Page

The annual FloydFest festival, deep in the heart of Floyd, Southwest Virginia’s crunchiest and greenest county, has set up a Facebook page to help attendees form carpools.  You can find the page here.

If you’re having trouble getting connected with someone via Facebook, or don’t have a Facebook account, try posting a ride request on the Blacksburg Craiglist rideboard.