I caught a chunk of a story on WVTF the other day concerning the role of bus stops in the Soviet Union – specifically, how bus stops were used to communicate individualism and local culture in a society dominated by a Communistic emphasis on industrial regularity.
RIDE Solutions in conjunction with Valley Metro is launching a new Partner Ad program for buses in Roanoke, VA. Over the next few weeks, keep your eyes peeled for some new ads on the buses that will highlight community organizations that deserve more attention.
RIDE Solutions, the Roanoke Arts Commission and the Greater Roanoke Transit Company are thrilled to present the 3rd Annual Art by Bus program. Art by Bus promotes the value of public transportation to our community by bringing visual arts, musical performances, and inspired writing onto the valley’s bus network.
Today’s rainy day has reminded me that I’m behind on a post I meant to write a few weeks ago. Back in October, we worked with the CityWorks (X)po to host a field trip on what turned out to be a rainy Saturday morning. The goal: to give attendees a first-hand experience of what it would be like to be car-free in Roanoke.
RIDE Solutions, the Roanoke Arts Commission, and the Greater Roanoke Transit Company (GRTC) will unveil the art, musicians, and writer for the 2nd annual Art by Bus program, this Thursday at 10 at GRTC’s administrative offices.
Transit is an essential tool for helping the Roanoke Valley achieve its goals related to developing our economy and workforce, improving our personal health, and preserving our natural environment.
A big thank you to NADO (the National Association of Development Organizations) for its recognition of our Art by Bus program. We received a 2015 Innovation Award for the effort, with which the Regional Commission‘s Executive Director, Wayne Strickland, poses in the photos below.