Return to Richmond, Virginia:
2018 RTA QuickTour
Tuesday, Aug. 7

Join the RTA business coalition for our 2018 QuickTour of Richmond’s new Pulse bus rapid transit system and the launch of Richmond’s enhanced transit network redesign – both of which launched on June 24, 2018 – and hear reactions and lessons learned from Richmond’s transportation, elected, and business leaders.

Our 2018 RTA Leadership Briefing and Tour will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, and will serve as a follow-up to our two-day visit to Richmond in November 2017 where 75+ regional leaders learned about the planning, design, and construction of the BRT corridor, the region’s frequent transit network redesign, land use planning, and more.

Working agenda

2018 RTA QuickTour working agenda – Tuesday, August 7
Tour begins at ChamberRVA – 919 E Main Street, 17th floor, Richmond, Va.

9 am – Welcome remarks and light breakfast
   – Levar Stoney, Mayor, City of Richmond
   – Kim Scheeler, President and CEO, ChamberRVA
9:15 am – Overview of Pulse BRT, network redesign, and transit-oriented land use
   – Carrie Rose Pace, Director of Communications, Greater Richmond Transit Company
   – Mark Olinger, Director, Dept. of Planning & Development Review, City of Richmond
10 am – Field visit
   – Review of Pulse BRT, enhanced bus network and RVA bike share
12 noon – Lunch keynote and discussion The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
1:45 pm – Final remarks
2 pm – Adjourn

Note:  We will have an optional, informal gathering in Richmond the prior evening at 9 pm on Monday, August 6. 
If you choose to stay overnight on Monday evening, you can contact Natalie for accommodation suggestions. 


2018 RTA QuickTour Registration

RTA members and partners:   $150 through July 20;  $225 afterward
Non-member pricing:  $295 through July 20;  $375 afterward

  • Registration fee includes light breakfast, lunch, snacks, group transportation in Greater Richmond, and all
    conference materials and presentations.
  • The RTA tour begins on Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. in Richmond and concludes the same day at 2 p.m. in Richmond.
  • Note:  Travel to Richmond and lodging accommodations are not included.

Please register early as space is limited — the 2017 RTA tour sold out. 

Register online now

2018 RTA QuickTour Sponsorships

Pricing:  $999, includes registration for two attendees

  • Features:  name recognition on event webpage, in promotional emails, and on tour agenda, as well as verbal recognition during the tour
  • RTA membership is not required to sponsor the tour.

Sponsor online now


Please contact Natalie Griffith at 919.664.7062 or with any registration or sponsorship questions.


Current attendees

  • Will Allen, GoTriangle Board of Trustees
  • Monica Barrow, STV
  • Corey Branch, Raleigh City Council
  • Matt Cecil, Town of Chapel Hill
  • Matt Chambers, Clancy & Theys Construction Company
  • Randolph Cook, Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
  • Jeff Dayton, HDR
  • Steve Doane, MBP
  • David Eatman, City of Raleigh / GoRaleigh
  • Bill Gilmore, HDR
  • Matt Gladdek, Downtown Durham, Inc.
  • Natalie Griffith, RTA
  • Kristen Hess, HH Architecture
  • Jason Horne, Raleigh Transit Authority / GoRaleigh
  • Mark Huffer, HNTB
  • Brad Ives, UNC Chapel Hill – RTA transit chair
  • Bill King, Downtown Raleigh Alliance
  • Nicole Kreiser, Wake County
  • Henry Liles, HNTB
  • Brian Litchfield, Town of Chapel Hill
  • Kevin Lugo, MBP
  • Bret Martin, Capital Area MPO
  • Patrick McDonough, GoTriangle
  • Jeremy Potter, HDR
  • Joe Milazzo II, RTA
  • Michael Moore, City of Raleigh
  • Karen Rindge, Raleigh Transit Authority / GoRaleigh
  • Scott Saylor, NC Railroad Company
  • Mila Vega, City of Raleigh
  • David Walker, City of Raleigh
  • Betty White, Kimley-Horn

RTA Major Investors

RTA Gold and Sustaining Gold* members

Logos shown at the bottom of this and every RTA webpage

Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy

EDGE5 — Wake County Economic Development Program
Fairway Outdoor Advertising
Forge Communications
Fred Smith Company
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce*
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty

Red Hat, Inc.
Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina*

RTA Silver Members
AT&T North Carolina
Chatham Park 
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Credit Suisse
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First Citizens Bank
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Martin Marietta
Mott MacDonald
North Carolina Railroad Company
North Carolina State University
PSNC Energy
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Smith Anderson
SunTrust Bank
The Sunrock Group
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Health Care/UNC REX Healthcare

Senior Regional Partners
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Durham-Chapel Hill- Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization
GoRaleigh / City of Raleigh
North Carolina Railroad Company
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Town of Cary

RTA Bronze Members
Bayer CropScience
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Highwoods Properties
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
SAS Institute, Inc.
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
STV, Inc.
Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
The Special Event Company
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Wake Technical Community College
York Properties, Inc./McDonald-York Building Company

Tour Sponsors
HNTB North Carolina, PC
North Carolina Railroad Company


Past RTA tours

2017 RTA Richmond Tour agenda and attendee list and tour photos

Click here for agendas, reports, and presentations from prior RTA tours since 2005