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Mar 15

News Stories

Posted to 419 Town Center Study by Bailey Howard-DuBois

Local news stories on the Route 419 Town Center study.

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Jun 24

RIDE Solutions Rewards Program Connects Local Businesses to Customers

Posted to Community Developments by Bailey Howard-DuBois

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In March of 2019, RIDE Solutions, the region’s commuter services agency, launched a new app-based ridematching service that allowed commuters across Central and Southwest Virginia to instantly find carpool partners, transit routes, safe bike routes, and more using their mobile device or PC.

Most exciting of all, the app introduced a robust rewards system where commuters could earn points for the sustainable trips they take – carpool, bike, walk, bus, even telecommute – and cash those points in for deals and discounts from thousands of local, national, and online retailers and restaurants.

A firm believer in going local whenever possible, RIDE Solutions is encouraging local businesses to become a rewards program partner. There are two ways to sign up: Directly through RIDE Solutions, or by becoming a member of the Entertainment network, where your offer will be seen across multiple platforms and programs.

By becoming a rewards partner, you can connect your products and services with RIDE Solutions’ growing database of thousands of Central and Southwest Virginia commuters. Further, you can help support quality of life in the Roanoke Valley and beyond by rewarding commuters for driving less and taking cars off the road – improving regional air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and minimizing traffic congestion.

Becoming a rewards partner is free – just contact Jeremy Holmes at 540-342-9393 or email to learn more.
Jul 06

Virtual Summer Reading Program

Posted to Director's Corner | ReadingRoCo by Caitlin Gills

We’re half way through our Summer Reading Program. Nearly 1,000 of you have registered, and together you’ve read close to 8,000 books! Aside from the regular prizes, we have an additional incentive.

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