In early October, the West Piedmont Complete Streets Coalition re-engaged after an approximate two-year hiatus. Unlike past years, when the Coalition met in the office of the West Piedmont Planning District Commission, this meeting was held virtually, via video conference. On this virtual platform, the Coalition worked to catch up […]
Danville MPO’s 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Places Greater Emphasis on Multimodal and Innovative Improvements
On August 20th, the Policy Board of the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) adopted the Danville MPO 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan, an update of the 2040 plan, presents recommended transportation investments in the MPO’s jurisdiction to the year 2045, which includes the City of Danville and the […]
As our nation grappled with how to adapt to COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, evidence was pointing to a significant shift in how we Americans were getting to work, as well as where we worked. We knew that those who were able to, did work from home, […]
Beginning in 2019, RIDE Solutions achieved a revolutionary milestone when the TDM (Transportation Demand Management) organization launched its new app, powered by Agile Mile. In addition to enabling users to earn points toward rewards whenever a green trip was logged either by biking, walking, vanpooling, using transit, or teleworking, the […]
COVID-19 has certainly changed the way we live over these past four months, and with cases continuing to surge in some states, things are certainly not going the way we had hoped early on. How people and goods get around will likely be one impact of COVID-19.
The Danville MPO Wants Your Input for its Long Range Transportation Plan Through a Fun, Engaging Exercise
The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), staffed by the West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC), is seeking public input for its Long Range Transportation Plan update.
On Wednesday, March 12th, the West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC), which administers the RIDE Solutions program here in the West Piedmont Planning District, released for public review the Draft 2045 West Piedmont Rural Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan, once adopted, will replace the current West Piedmont 2035 Rural […]
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 […]
MPO Staff Presence at Food Truck Event a Winning Public Participation Strategy for Transportation Plan
Part of the process of updating plans likely to affect citizens of a community or region in some way involves obtaining public input into these documents. The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which coordinates transportation planning in the City of Danville and the adjacent portion of Pittsylvania County, faced challenges […]
Last year, 2018, marked the third round of Smart Scale project submissions by localities and regional entities throughout Virginia. Draft project scores were published this past January, and the final scores were released just last month, at which time the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) published the Fiscal Year 2020 Six-Year […]