Thursday, December 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hosted by Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary, NC

More than 300 business executives, elected officials, and other regional leaders will come together to celebrate the mobility successes of the past year and gain insight into transportation advancements impacting our market.


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Questions? Contact Natalie Griffith at 919.664.7062 or

About the 2016 event

Executive keynote speakers highlighted transportation innovations and technology including:

  • Jack Klecha, Sr. Manager, Secure Internet of Things (IOT), Cisco Security and Trust Organization
    Cisco is a leader in advancing connected transportation through new security and analytics technologies for a variety of mobility applications
  • Matthew Lesh, Chief Commercial Officer, Meridian Autonomous Systems; formerly Director of Mobility Systems, Local Motors
    Meridian Autonomous provides much of the “drive” for Olli, the world’s first cognitive, electric, self-driving vehicle, developed by Local Motors and powered by IBM’s Watson technology
  • Fran O’Sullivan, General Manager, Global Operations, IBM Global Business Services, and IBM senior state executive for North Carolina
    IBM is a leader in improving the mobility experience through cognitive computing and advancing vehicle technology 

RTA executive director Joe Milazzo also presented the annual State of Mobility report and transportation priorities for the Triangle for the next year and beyond.

A Lifetime Transportation Champion Award was presented to Harvey Schmitt, president emeritus of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, for his role in creating the Regional Transportation Alliance and pioneering regional business leadership on transportation.


RTA Major Investors

RTA Gold and Sustaining Gold members

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Cisco Systems
Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy

EDGE5 — Wake County Economic Development Program

Fairway Outdoor Advertising

Forge Communications

Fred Smith Company

Golden Corral Corporation
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty Corporation

Red Hat, Inc.

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

RTA Silver Members 

RTA Bronze Members

Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Gregory Poole Equipment Co.
Highwoods Properties Inc.
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

Event Sponsors of The State of Mobility 2017
First Citizens Bank
Highwoods Properties
LORD Corporation
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.

The State of Mobility:  RTA 16th Annual Meeting event sponsorship information

Help show your support for the RTA and regional mobility by sponsoring the State of Mobility event, which serves as the annual meeting of the Regional Transportation Alliance. See sponsorship information below and call 919.664.7062 or email us with questions or to sign up.

Event Sponsor of The State of Mobility 2017 – $999 investment

  • Features: company name displayed on State of Mobility – RTA 16th Annual Meeting 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 — call 919.664.7062 or email us with questions.

RTA is a regional program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce 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 to download the presentation from last year’s 2015 State of Mobility event with keynote speaker Gabe Klein.

Click here for presentations and more information from prior annual RTA meetings.