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Let’s “combine” Raleigh and Durham — into “the R&D cities” of North Carolina

Of course, we will still be the Research Triangle region — and no, we don’t actually need to get rid of the boundary between the two cities — but this playful exercise may help bring to light who we are as smart, innovative, and collaborative regional community. One question that frequently comes up in economic development, […]

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Member Briefing: May 10, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. Registration open for next month’s RTA Va. tour The regional business community is leading a tour to Richmond and northern Virginia this summer to visit two bus rapid transit systems and commuter rail service […]

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Member Briefing: May 3, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. RTA one-hour litter sweep is tomorrow – RSVP and join us In last week’s blog we mentioned the many benefits – aesthetic, experience, and safety – of cleaner roadways. This Saturday, May 4, from […]

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The many travel benefits of cleaner roadways

RTA is pleased to partner with the NC Department of Transportation and the NC State Highway Patrol for the statewide Spring Litter Sweep initiative, which began April 13 and runs through this Saturday, April 27. One of our primary goals is to help increase awareness of this effort to improve the appearance and travel experience of […]

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A transit opportunity

This week we released a statement, in concert with our founding chambers of commerce from Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, affirming the regional business community’s ongoing focus on accelerating multimodal solutions, particularly in the western Triangle, in light of the discontinuation of the light rail project. The current situation is obviously not ideal. However, it does […]

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RTA Statement on Future Transit Solutions

RTA members, Thank you for your ongoing support of effective multimodal transportation across our region. Today we are releasing a statement, in concert with our founding chambers of commerce from Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, affirming our ongoing focus on accelerating multimodal solutions, particularly in the western Triangle, in light of the discontinuation of the light […]

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A faster train trip from Raleigh to Charlotte? NCDOT is looking at it.

The Regional Transportation Alliance has focused on improvements to regional and intercity transportation for more than 15 years. Sometimes the process is fairly quick, and sometimes it seems slow. Driving within North Carolina’s Piedmont crescent can also be quick or slow, depending on how I-40 (within the Triangle) and I-85 (from the Triangle to points […]

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