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

More than 75 members and partners of the RTA business coalition traveled to Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday, August 7 for our 2018 QuickTour of Richmond’s new Pulse bus rapid transit system and enhanced transit network redesign – both of which launched in June 2018 – to hear reactions and lessons learned from Richmond’s transportation, elected, and business leaders.

Our 2018 RTA Leadership Briefing and Tour served as a quick follow-up to prior 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.


Final Agenda – 2018 RTA QuickTour – Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tour began 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
       – David Green, CEO, Greater Richmond Transit Company
       – Jennifer DeBruhl, Chief of Public Transportation, Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation, Commonwealth of Va.
  • 1:30 pm – Closing
  • 2 pm – Adjourn

Full agenda – rev Au 3 ’18


Presentation decks and materials

Media coverage


2018 RTA QuickTour Registration

$225 – RTA members and partners
$375 – Non-member pricing

  • Registration fee includes light breakfast, snacks, lunch, group transportation in Greater Richmond, and all
    conference materials, presentations, and programming.
  • 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 soon as space is limited — the 2017 RTA tour sold out with more than 75 attendees.

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.

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


Current RTA QuickTour attendees

  • AECOM – Drew Joyner
  • AECOM – Laura Fisher
  • Apple Designs – Joe Erhart
  • Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization – Bret Martin
  • Cary Town Council – Lori Bush
  • Cary Town Council – Jennifer Robinson
  • Cary Town Council – Don Frantz
  • Cary – Town staff – Juliet Andes
  • Cary – Town staff – Jerry Jensen
  • Cary – Town staff – Danna Widmar
  • Cary – Town staff / GoCary – Kelly Blazey
  • Chapel Hill Town Council / GoTriangle Board – Michael Parker
  • Chapel Hill – Town staff / Chapel Hill Transit – Brian Litchfield
  • Chapel Hill – Town staff / Chapel Hill Transit – Matt Cecil
  • Chapel Hill – Town staff – Kumar Neppalli
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce – Katie Loovis
  • Clancy & Theys Construction Company – Matt Chambers
  • Clark Nexsen – Dennis Heuer
  • Downtown Durham, Inc. – Matt Gladdek
  • Downtown Raleigh Alliance – Bill King
  • Durham – City staff – Terry Bellamy
  • Durham – City staff – Harmon Crutchfield
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc. – Craig Hyman
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc. – Bryan Mulqueen
  • GoTriangle Board of Trustees – Will Allen
  • GoTriangle – staff – Patrick McDonough
  • GoTriangle – staff – Elisabeth Raskopf
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce – Keri Gloth
  • HDR Engineering, Inc. of the Carolinas – Bill Gilmore
  • HDR Engineering, Inc. of the Carolinas – Jeremy Potter
  • HDR Engineering, Inc. of the Carolinas – Jeff Dayton
  • HDR Engineering, Inc. of the Carolinas – Kenny Bussey
  • HH Architecture – Kristen Hess
  • HNTB North Carolina, PC – Mark Huffer
  • HNTB North Carolina, PC – Henry Liles
  • IBI Group of NC – Robert Bush
  • Kimley-Horn – Richard Adams
  • Kimley-Horn – Ashley Lickliter
  • Kimley Horn – Betty White
  • MBP Carolinas, Inc. – Kevin Lugo
  • MBP Carolinas, Inc. – Steve Doane
  • McAdams – Brian Purdy
  • McDonald-York Building Company – Mike Kriston
  • Michael Greenspon
  • NC Dept. of Transportation – David Keilson
  • NC Railroad Company – Scott Saylor
  • NC Turnpike Authority – Amy Neidringhaus
  • News & Observer – Richard Stradling
  • Orange County Commission / GoTriangle Board – Mark Marcopolos
  • PSNC Energy – Julie Roper
  • Raleigh City Council – Corey Branch
  • Raleigh City Council – Russ Stephenson
  • Raleigh Transit Authority / GoRaleigh – Jason Horne
  • Raleigh Transit Authority / GoRaleigh – Tolulope Omokaiye
  • Raleigh – City staff / GoRaleigh – Mila Vega
  • Raleigh – City staff / GoRaleigh – David Walker
  • Raleigh – City staff / GoRaleigh – David Eatman
  • Raleigh – City staff – Michael Moore
  • Raleigh – City staff – Ken Bowers
  • Raleigh – South Central Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) – Danny Coleman
  • Regional Transportation Alliance – Natalie Griffith
  • Regional Transportation Alliance – Joe Milazzo II
  • Research Triangle Foundation of NC – Tim Brock
  • Southeast Raleigh Promise – Kia Baker
  • Stewart – Mike Krannitz
  • STV Inc. – Monica Barrow
  • STV Inc. – Jacquelyn Lassiter
  • STV Inc. – Michael Randolph
  • Summit Design and Engineering Services – Randolph Cook
  • UNC Chapel Hill – Than Austin
  • UNC REX Healthcare – Emily Ziegler
  • VHB – Chris Brasier
  • VHB – Bill Martin
  • Wake County Board of Commissioners – Sig Hutchinson
  • Wake County – staff – Tim Gardiner
  • Wake County – staff – Nicole Kreiser
  • Wake County Economic Development – John Johnston
  • WakeUP Wake County – Acacia Cadogan
  • WRAL – Mandy Mitchell
  • WSP – Greg Saur


RTA Major Investors

RTA is the voice of the regional business community on transportation in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. See below for the list of major investors in the RTA business coalition.


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
The Special Event Company
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
STV, Inc.


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