The State of Mobility 2020 – RTA 18th Annual Meeting
Presented by:  Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
and Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Friday, January 17, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary

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Registration is now closed for this event.

Get the business perspective on transportation initiatives and trends impacting the Triangle market at the annual RTA State of Mobility event, where you’ll hear from regional business executives including incoming RTA 2020 Chair Maeve Gardner with GlaxoSmithKline.

You’ll join more than 400 regional leaders in celebration of our mobility achievements and gain insight on the opportunities ahead for regional transit, air travel, and advanced technology.

We will celebrate the advancement of Complete 540 and recognize NCDOT and Southern Environmental Law Center for their efforts to accelerate the project while preserving and protecting the environment.

Mike Schoenfeld with Duke University, RTA air service chair, and fellow members of the RTA RDU “AID” task force will discuss preliminary findings and recommendations on securing sustainable, long-term funding for RDU Airport — our highest priority for 2020.

Keynote presentations from Dr. Stuart Ginn with WakeMed Health and Hospitals and medical director of WakeMed Innovations, and Dr. Marc Hoit, NC State University Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO, will highlight the implications and opportunities associated with disruptive technology on mobility. See sponsorship opportunities below.

Questions? Contact Natalie Ridout at 919.664.7062 or

Registration details

Sponsors of the 2020 RTA State of Mobility event

Presenting sponsors:

Event sponsors:
Capital Production Group
First Citizens Bank
Gannett Fleming
Highwoods Properties
Martin Marietta
North Carolina Railroad Company
Relate Advocacy
Town of Cary
Town of Morrisville

Sponsorship details: $999 investment

  • Features: company name displayed on event signage and event agenda, name and verbal recognition at event, name recognition in RTA promotional e-mails, name recognition on RTA event webpage, registration for eight (8) participants at event with at-table name recognition
  • Note:  RTA Gold, Silver, and Bronze memberships also include recognition and visibility benefits at all RTA events
  • RTA membership is not required to sponsor the RTA annual meeting
  • Call 919.664.7062 or email us with questions; you can submit payment here

RTA Major Investors

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

Logos shown at the bottom of this and every RTA webpage

Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy

EDGE6 — Wake County Economic Development Program
FORGE Communications*
Fred Smith Company**
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce*
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty*
Raleigh Chamber*
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 

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
Triangle J Council of Governments

RTA Bronze Members
Alfred Benesch & Company
Avison Young
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Fox Rothschild LLP
Highwoods Properties Inc.
Lamar Advertising
Parmer RTP
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

To become an RTA member:  View membership benefits here and/or contact with questions. 

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

Prior State of Mobility events
Click here for presentations and more information from prior annual RTA meetings.