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Vanpool riders needed for Chester to Richmond route. Van leaves Chester @ 7:15am with arrival in Richmond between 7:30am and 7:35am. The van drops off at VDOT and VA Lottery. The van returns to Chester between 4:55 pm and 5:00 pm.
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RideFinders, a division of GRTC Transit System and the region's rideshare agency, was recently recognized by the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) as the Outstanding TMA during the 2014 ACT International Conference in San Francisco. The annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding organizations and individuals in the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) field for innovative concepts, creative solutions, and professional achievement.
Specifically, The Outstanding TMA award recognizes the transportation management association (TMA or TMO) that has best used its public/private partnerships to achieve local and regional transportation goals. RideFinders' award-winning entry, Phase II: Continuing to Make an Impact- An Evaluation of RideFinders' FY 2013 Transportation Demand Management Program, quantified RideFinders' travel and environmental impacts in the Richmond Region and documented the overall impacts of RideFinders' TDM program including commuter express and fixed route bus service.
"RideFinders is proud to say that this project, a partnership between RideFinders, the Commonwealth, the Southeastern Institute of Research (SIR) and LDA Consulting, was a culmination of an extensive research and evaluation program to quantify the travel and environmental impacts of mode changes influenced by our services," said Von Tisdale, RideFinders' executive director. "RideFinders will continue to provide the RVA region with commuting solutions that are environmentally and financially sound to commuters and those entities that invest in our organization."
"The Commonwealth's public/private partnerships continue to produce outstanding results, and we are glad to invest in them," stated Jennifer Mitchell, Director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), the state funding partner to RideFinders. "Our partnership with RideFinders allowed DRPT to provide input and guidance on this project, and we join all those involved in this initiative in celebrating the outcome. One of DRPT's top priorities is transportation demand management, and we are pleased to see our funding being used to improve upon an already great program."
"Every day, organizations and individuals in the TDM field accomplish vital work," said Mark Wright, ACT's executive director. "ACT members strive to provide sustainable transportation options and cost-effective mobility solutions for commuters, employers, and communities. The 2014 ACT Annual Award winners were chosen by their peers as the best of the best."