May marks the beginning of Bike Month here in Virginia. Bike Month serves as an opportunity to promote the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage individuals to give this travel mode a try as a means of transportation as well as recreation. During the month of May, RIDE Solutions […]
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, […]
The highly successful Virginia Breeze intercity bus service, which has operated between Blacksburg and Washington, D.C. since 2017, has expanded to the West Piedmont Planning District. Specifically, the new service, which began Friday, August 7th, serves the cities of Martinsville and Danville in our region.
The draft West Piedmont Planning District 2045 Rural Long Range Transportation Plan is now available for public review, and comments will be accepted until Thursday, April 9th. The plan will be adopted by the Board of the West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC) at its meeting, following receipt of public […]
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has recently announced that it will be expanding its intercity bus service into other areas of the Commonwealth, and this expansion will include new service in the West Piedmont Planning District. This new service could be considered an expansion across the […]
In late 2017, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) established an intercity bus route in Virginia, known as the Virginia Breeze, which travels along the I-81 and I-64 corridors between Blacksburg and Washington, D.C. The intercity bus operates once daily northbound and southbound, serving Christiansburg, Lexington, Staunton, […]