Webinar: How Vanpooling Can Benefit Your Business or Organization

In the West Piedmont Planning District, as is the case in most places, most commuters travel by car to get to work, principally through use of the single-occupancy automobile.  In many cases that works well, although some workers or potential workers have unreliable transportation, or sometimes no transportation options at […]

Bicycling in and Around Martinsville for Work and Non-Work Trips

A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog entitled New Year’s Resolution:  “Bicycling is a Great Way to Get in Shape, Save Money, Help the Environment, and Get Rewarded for it!” In the blog, (see https://ridesolutions.org/2020/12/30/new-years-resolution-bicycling-is-a-great-way-to-get-in-shape-save-money-help-the-environment-and-get-rewarded-for-it/) I referenced numerous articles lauding the many health benefits of bicycling.  In addition […]

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 […]

RIDE Solutions Kicks off Business Outreach with Monogram Foods

Since July, the West Piedmont Planning District Commission has been coordinating the RIDE Solutions program here in the West Piedmont Planning District.  Since that time, we have been promoting the program through various means such as ads in magazines, and a job fair and trade show, with more events to […]