Regional Transportation Alliance
October 2019 BRT Opportunity Series
in concert with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and
the Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Thursday, October 24, 2019
10 am – 12 noon

Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Drive, Duke University, Durham

The RTA BRT Opportunity Series is a follow-up event to the June 2019 RTA Leadership Briefing and Tour to Virginia. The October 2019 event will include some of the speakers from the tour as well as new presentations that will showcase work from elsewhere that may inform potential opportunities for advancing bus rapid transit in and across our market.

There is no charge to attend, but you must register in advance as space is limited.

Presentation and materials

Download the entire presentation deck

Download the agenda packet, including 2-pagers from most presenters

View the video from the event

— See the conversation on Twitter via #RTABRTseries

View the media advisory (pdf)

Agenda overview

Welcome remarks

  • Geoff Lang, MetLife, 2019 RTA chair
  • Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Duke University
  • Ellen Reckhow, Durham County Commissioner and 2018-19 GoTriangle chair

Confirmed public sector speakers

  • Carrie Rose Pace, Greater Richmond (Va.) Transit Company
  • Corey Pitts, Montgomery County (Md.) Department of Transportation
  • Matt Cecil, Chapel Hill Transit
  • Mila Vega, GoRaleigh
  • Julie White, NCDOT deputy secretary for multimodal transportation

Confirmed private sector speakers

  • Monica Barrow, STV: Low-cost, faster implementation BRT elements
  • Mark Huffer, HNTB: The evolution of BRT
  • Jorge Luna, HDR: Advancing BRT with a focus on customer experience
  • Greg Saur, WSP: Precision Docking with BRT
  • Dan Meyers, AECOM: Lessons Learned from BRT Construction
  • Betty White, Kimley Horn: Defining your BRT System – Branding and Beyond
  • Joe Milazzo II, RTA executive director

Our public and private sector speakers will present information and perspectives from our region, the mid-Atlantic, and across North America regarding opportunities to jumpstart, scale, and leverage BRT to serve a variety of community goals.

Regional and local transit information

From Raleigh via GoTriangle DRX; from Chapel Hill via GoT 400/405 to GoDurham 6/6b or to Duke University C2/C4; Durham locally via Duke University bus routes C1, C2, CSW or GoDurham 6, 6b. Use the GoTriangle trip planner here.

Parking information

Option 1: Reserved event parking is available at the Duke University 2 lot – across from the Karsh Alumni Center. There is no fee to use this lot. (0.3 mile walk)
Option 2: Limited paid parking is available at the Nasher Museum visitors lot adjacent to the museum. You will use the pay-by-phone app to pay with your credit card (use lot code 3112); we urge you to download the app in advance. 

Additional location and parking details are here.

Event sponsors of the October 2019 RTA BRT Opportunity Series

  • Duke University (host sponsor)
  • HDR
  • HNTB
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
  • STV Inc.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • WSP

Event sponsorship: $999
Benefits: company name recognition on event signage and event agenda, name and verbal recognition at event, name recognition in RTA promotional emails, name recognition on RTA event webpage.

RTA major investors

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

Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy

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

RTA Silver Members 

AT&T North Carolina

Brios Media
The Carolantic Fund
Chatham Park
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Credit Suisse

Dominion Energy
Duke University

Fidelity Investments

First Citizens Bank

First National Bank
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Gregory Poole Equipment Co.
Martin Marietta
Maupin Travel

North Carolina Railroad Company
North Carolina State University
SAS Institute, Inc.
Smith Anderson
The Special Event Company

STV Inc.
SunTrust Bank
The Sunrock Group
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
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
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Town of Cary

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
Mott MacDonald
Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
Skanska USA Building, Inc.
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Wake Technical Community College
York Properties, Inc./McDonald-York Building Company

To become a Leadership Team investor of the RTA:  View membership benefits here and/or contact with questions.