Friday, July 12, 2019
presented by:  Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary

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About the 2019 event

The regional business community will welcome Ryan Kelly, Head of Marketing and Communications, with Virgin Hyperloop One as keynote speaker of the RTA 2019 Transportation Breakfast. Mr. Kelly will discuss the new “hyperloop” transportation technology concept, which employs electric propulsion and magnetic levitation to quickly move people and product in capsules gliding in a low pressure tube. Mr. Kelly will be joined by Alan Eckman with AECOM who will speak to a new preliminary Triangle hyperloop pre-feasibility report that will be released at the event.

NCDOT Chief Deputy Secretary David Howard will also offer state perspectives on technology and disruption.

Additional speakers and panelists who will also discuss the emerging intercity transportation technology and potential implications include:

  • Virgin Hyperloop One – Ismaeel Babur, senior civil engineer
  • AECOM – Sreekanth Nandagiri, VP, North Carolina Transportation Business Unit leader
  • NC Department of Transportation – Jason Orthner, rail division director
  • Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority – Michael Landguth, president and CEO
  • Research Triangle Park – Scott Levitan, president and CEO
  • UNC Chapel Hill – Brad Ives, associate vice chancellor for campus enterprises and chief sustainability officer; RTA regional transit chair
  • MetLife – Geoff Lang, vice president and general manager, Cary global technology and operations; RTA chair
  • Regional Transportation Alliance – Joe Milazzo II, executive director

Registration and sponsorship information

Registration has closed

RTA members have one or more tickets included with their membership. Additional tickets are $50 for RTA members.

Event sponsors receive 8 tickets with their $999 sponsorship. Click here for sponsorship details. 

Questions? Contact Natalie Ridout at 919.664.7062 or

Prior events

Click here for summary information on past RTA Transportation Breakfast events since 2009.

RTA Major Investors

RTA Gold, Sustaining Gold*, Presenting Gold**, Omnia Gold*** members

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Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy

EDGE5 — Wake County Economic Development Program
Fred Smith Company**
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty Corporation
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority*
Raleigh Chamber*
Red Hat, Inc.
Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina***
Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC*
Wetherill Engineering, Inc.

RTA Silver Members

RTA Bronze Members

Alfred Benesch & Company
Avison Young
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Fox Rothschild LLP
Highwoods Properties Inc.
Lamar Advertising
Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Trinity Capital Advisors
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Wake Technical Community College
York Properties, Inc./McDonald-York Building Company

Event sponsors of the RTA 2019 Transportation Breakfast

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina  (presenting sponsor)
First Citizens Bank
LORD Corporation
Snyder-Hankins Custom Homes
Turner Rodgers Joint Venture

RTA 2019 Transportation Breakfast Sponsorship Information

Help show your support for the RTA and regional mobility by sponsoring the RTA 2019 Transportation Breakfast event. See sponsorship information below and call 919.664.7062 or email us with questions or to sign up.  Sponsorships are open to both RTA and non-RTA members.

Event Sponsor – $999 investment

  • Benefits: company name displayed on 2019 RTA Transportation Breakfast event signage and event agenda, name and verbal recognition at event, name recognition in RTA promotional emails, name recognition on RTA event webpage, registration for eight (8) participants
  • To purchase an event sponsorship online, click here and select the “purchase” checkbox for the following item:
    “RTA Transportation Breakfast 2019 – Event Sponsor”
  • Note:  RTA Gold, Silver, and Bronze memberships also include recognition and visibility benefits at all RTA events
  • Call 919.664.7062 or email us with questions.

RTA is a regional program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce which has determined that this event is permitted under Section 138A-32(e)(1)c of the General Statutes.

Click here for summary information on past RTA Transportation Breakfast events.