RTA leaders discuss why they invest in the RTA

RTA is the business coalition that provides a strategic, action-oriented focus and a powerful, collaborative voice to advance regional transportation solutions that will attract top talent, grow our prosperity, and sustain the quality of life for our families and our region.

Who we are

We believe it takes focused and sustained regional business leadership to advance critical transportation priorities that will ensure we have an efficient transportation system – both now and as we grow.

The Regional Transportation Alliance business coalition serves as the recognized regional business voice for transportation initiatives and policy across the Triangle.

RTA was founded by the Cary, Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Durham, and Raleigh chambers of commerce in 1999 and formalized in 2001 as a regional program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce with a separate, dues-paying membership.

Today, the RTA business coalition counts as members more than 125 of the leading businesses in our market, 23 member chambers of commerce, along with our two metropolitan planning organizations for transportation (MPOs), our regional transit agency GoTriangle and the City of Raleigh’s transit agency GoRaleigh, as well as the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDU).


What we do

As a business organization, we understand the resources of money, time, focus, and political capital are finite. We identify threats to our region’s mobility, identify and make the business case for solutions that make sense in both the short and long-term, and then provide the focus and strength needed to get results.

RTA has a demonstrated track record of success in accelerating mobility priorities, policies, and practices. You can view a summary of RTA accomplishments here, and read a summary of our Action Plan for 2015-16 here.

Join the RTA business coalition to maximize your impact on the future of our region, increase your understanding of issues that impact your operations, and strengthen the organized regional business community’s voice on transportation.