Citizens asked for opinions for Radford Transit Strategic Plan update
RADFORD – Radford citizens are invited to take a survey to help shape the future of Radford Transit.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public transportation (DRPT) requires public transit agencies operating in urban areas to develop a Transit Strategic Plan (TSP) “to ensure transit agencies evaluate and update their transit service on a frequent basis and respond to changes in demand,” according to the City of Radford.
“A strategic plan provides transit agencies an opportunity to reimagine their transit service and will serve as a strategic blueprint for desired changes to improve the transit system for the community’s mobility needs,” the city announced. “Radford Transit’s TSP will serve as the key planning document shaping Radford Transit service for the next 10 years.”
The TSP will occur over the next 12 months. There will be several opportunities for riders and residents alike to provide thoughts and comments. Please check later at www.radfordva.gov for additional updates in the coming months.
For questions related to Radford Transit or the Transit Strategic Plan, please contact Melissa.Skelton@radfordva.gov.
Complete a short survey to help the city plan the future of Radford Transit, and a chance to win a $50 gift card. To complete the survey, log onto https://eprpc.mysocialpinpoint.com/radford#/ or request a paper copy by contacting Melissa.Skelton@radfordva.gov.
Drug Take Back today
Have you been meaning to clean out your medicine cabinet? Today, Saturday, April 22, you can properly dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications at Radford Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as a part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Here, citizens can safely surrender their expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceuticals and medications- no questions asked, no identification required.
These items include:
Prescription medications and over-the-counter solid dosage medications (e.g., tablets, capsules, pills, etc.)
Liquid products, such as prescription cough syrups (please keep sealed in original container)
The following are examples of items that will not be accepted:
Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles
Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine
City Council to meet Monday
Radford City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting this Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, located at 10 Robertson St. in Radford.
The agenda includes:
Citizen comments on public matters: (Please state your name for the record – Please limit comments to 3 minutes or less)
Minutes approval: April 10, 2023 Regular Meeting
Proclamations: National Library Week
Resolution: Basil Edwards
Old business: 1. Ordinance 1787: F.Y. 2024 Budget Second Reading 2. Ordinance 1788: 2023 Tax Rate Second Reading
New business: 1. F.Y. 2024 Rate Resolution 2. Onward NRV a. Board of Directors b. Executive Committee 3. Community Development Block Grant a. Program Year 2023 Action Plan 4. Appropriation Ordinance 1763.31: $60.000-Current Year Staff & Operations 5. Appropriation Ordinance 1763.32: $43,104-DSS Staff and Operations 6. Appropriation Ordinance 1763.33: $16,828-CSA Funding 7. Appropriation Ordinance 1763.34: $30,000-Safe and Stable Families 8. Ordinance 1789: VCI Option CITY manager comments
Council member comments
Radford News Journal staff report