2017 RTA Leadership Briefing and Tour to Richmond
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Wednesday, Nov. 29 

Bus rapid transit, multimodal connections, and urban redevelopment in Virginia’s capital city

More than 75 business, elected, and transportation leaders attended the RTA 2017 Tour to learn about Richmond’s efforts to develop and implement a regional transit vision, including the new bus rapid transit line and changing land uses.

Download final agenda and attendee list

See photos

Media release

Download tour presentations:

Day 1 – Tuesday, Nov. 28 

  • Richmond regional transit overview
  • Pulse bus rapid transit line
  • Frequent bus network redesign
  • Southeast higher speed rail  (Raleigh – Richmond – N. Virginia – D.C.)

Day 2 – Wednesday, Nov. 29

  • Pulse BRT corridor plan, land use, and urban redevelopment
  • Bike share, complete streets, and Vision Zero
  • Transportation and community assets for economic  development and tourism
  • Freeway innovations and operations and advanced technology

March 2018 summary slide deck

See the conversation on Twitter: #RTAtour17 and @RTATriangle


The tour has sold out.

  • Includes one-night hotel stay, ground transportation in greater Richmond, lunch and dinner reception on Tues., breakfast and lunch on Wed., conference materials, and excellent information, field visits and networking.
  • Travel to Richmond is not included.
  • Call 919.664.7062 or email us with questions or to register.

Sponsor the tour – $999. Click here for details.

NOTE:  RTA membership is not required to register for the tour or to sponsor the tour.

Download the 2017 tour flyer here.

Current List of Attendees

  • John Adams, Dewberry
  • Richard Adams, Kimley-Horn
  • Will Allen, GoTriangle Board of Trustees
  • Than Austin, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Monica Barrow, STV, Inc.
  • Terry Bellamy, City of Durham
  • Shelley Blake, GoTriangle
  • Kelly Blazey, Town of Cary
  • Wally Bowman, RK&K
  • Steve Brechbiel, SteveBNC – RTA immediate past chair
  • Robert Bush, IBI Group of NC
  • Randolph Cook, Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
  • Jeff Dayton, HDR
  • Darcy Downs, GoTriangle
  • Geoff Durham, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Dennis Edwards, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau – RTA air service vice chair
  • Tim Gardiner, Wake County
  • Maeve Gardner, GlaxoSmithKline – RTA legislative and policy chair
  • Sarah Gaskill, Morrisville Chamber of Commerce
  • Ken George, Cary Town Council
  • Matt Gladdek, Downtown Durham, Inc.
  • Joel Graybeal, Triangle Rock Club
  • Jenny Green, GoTriangle
  • Natalie Griffith, RTA
  • Phil Hanegraaf, STV, Inc.
  • Mary Heath, McAdams – RTA events chair
  • Roger Henderson, Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
  • John Hodges, Town of Garner
  • John Hodges-Copple, Triangle J Council of Governments
  • Joey Hopkins, NCDOT
  • Adam Howell, Capital Area MPO
  • Carl Hultgren, Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
  • Rob Hume, Kimley-Horn
  • Sig Hutchinson, Wake County Board of Commissioners
  • Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank – RTA rapid research chair
  • Brad Ives, UNC Chapel Hill – RTA transit vice chair
  • Jerry Jensen, Town of Cary
  • Vivian Jones, GoTriangle Board of Trustees; Mayor, Town of Wake Forest
  • Henry Kay, RK&K
  • Catherine Knudson, NC Railroad Company
  • Michael Krannitz, Stewart – RTA legislative and policy vice chair
  • Nicole Kreiser, Wake County
  • Mike Kriston, McDonald-York Building Company
  • Eric Lamb, City of Raleigh
  • Al Leach, BAERING
  • Anne Lenart-Redmond, STV, Inc.
  • Matthew Lesh
  • Will Letchworth, WSP
  • Scott Levitan, Research Triangle Foundation of NC
  • Jeff Mann, GoTriangle
  • Bill Martin, VHB
  • Paul Meehan, HDR
  • Dan Meyers, AECOM
  • Joe Milazzo II, RTA
  • Ken Murphy, Wetherill Engineering
  • Sunny Nandagiri, AECOM
  • Rick Nau, Kimley-Horn
  • Lyle Overcash, VHB
  • Russ Overton, Town of Cary
  • Neal Padgett, Garner Chamber of Commerce
  • Het Patel, Town of Garner
  • Stacey Poston, City of Durham
  • Jina Propst, City of Durham
  • Tara Robbins, Midtown Raleigh Alliance
  • Greg Saur, WSP
  • Alan Shapiro, NC Turnpike Authority
  • Scot Sibert, WSP
  • Chuck Smith, Chatham Park
  • Matt Smith, Wake Technical Community College
  • Julia Suprock, AECOM
  • Iona Thomas, McAdams
  • Nicole Thompson, Downtown Durham, Inc.
  • Brandon Watson, GoRaleigh
  • Bergen Watterson, Town of Chapel Hill
  • Jeff Weisner, AECOM
  • Betty White, Kimley-Horn
  • Danna Widmar, Town of Cary

Past RTA tours

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

RTA Major Investors

RTA Gold and Sustaining Gold* members

Logos shown at the bottom of this and every RTA webpage

Cisco Systems
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
Bayer CropScience
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Chatham Park 
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Credit Suisse
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First Citizens Bank
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
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
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
North Carolina Railroad Company

RTA Bronze Members
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Gregory Poole Equipment Co.
Highwoods Properties
Martin Marietta
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
SAS Institute, Inc.
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
STV Inc.
Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Wake Technical Community College
York Properties, Inc./McDonald-York Building Company

Tour Sponsors

Wetherill Engineering

Investors and sponsors as of Nov. 28 ’17

RTA 2017 Leadership Briefing and Tour Sponsorship Information

Help show your support for the RTA and regional mobility by sponsoring the RTA 2017 Tour. 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.

Sponsor of the Leadership Briefing and Tour – $999

  • Features: name recognition on event webpage, in promotional emails, and on tour agenda, as well as verbal recognition during the tour
  • NOTE:  RTA Sustaining Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze members receive sponsorship-level recognition at all RTA events, tours and summits as RTA major investors. See membership benefits for details.

Past RTA tours

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