Local Transportation

RIDE Solutions

RIDE Solutions is a regional ride-sharing program operated by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission in cooperation with the New River Valley Planning District Commission. It is a grant-funded program that provides free carpool matching services for citizens of the Roanoke and New River Valley regions and surrounding areas within southwestern Virginia. We work with individuals to facilitate one-on-one carpool matches and with employers to create company-wide alternative transportation programs.

Ferrum Express

Ferrum College is excited to share news of its regular bus service, the Ferrum Express, that will link Ferrum students, faculty, staff, and community people with Rocky Mount and Roanoke! This service is offered as a collaborative effort between Valley Metro, Ferrum College, the City of Rocky Mount, and Franklin County. It will be operated by Valley Metro.

Department of Aging Services

The Department of Aging Services offers transportation for senior citizens to and from:

  • Community agencies
  • Congregate meal site
  • Medical appointments
  • Needed services
  • Shopping and other personal trips
  • Socialization and recreational activities

They also provide specialized transportation for handicapped individuals and medical transportation for Medicaid recipients of any age who lack transportation for medical services (advance scheduling is necessary).

Contact the Department of Aging Services

You may call the Department of Aging Services at 540-483-9238 or email Aging Services.

The Agency is located at:
295 Technology Drive
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Southern Area Agency on Aging provides all in-home services for Franklin County elders. You may reach them at 800-468-4571.