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The State of Mobility 2015: RTA 14th Annual Meeting

RTA’s 14th annual meeting was held Dec. 3, 2015, featuring national keynote speaker Gabe Klein, former transportation commissioner of Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Joe Milazzo II presented the annual State of Mobility report and was joined by NCDOT Deputy Secretary of Communications Mike Charbonneau on the collaborative efforts between RTA and NCDOT on key regional priorities,

Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria and Kane Realty CEO John Kane also provided a preview of the Recommended Wake Transit Plan.

The 2015 Transportation Champion awards were presented to Tom Looney, formerly with Lenovo and 2012-14 RTA transit chair, for his leadership on accelerating bus rapid transit in our market, and the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority for their leadership and community partnership to secure a new nonstop transatlantic flight to Paris.


The State of Mobility 2014: RTA 13th Annual Meeting, presented by Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

The 2014 event featured keynote speaker Ryan Popple, President and CEO of Proterra, Inc. and former Tesla Motors executive.

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Ryan Popple, who leads South Carolina-based Proterra, a top designer and manufacturer of zero-emission, battery-electric transit vehicles, discussed new perspectives on how transit innovations can help broaden the appeal of public transportation.

RTA leaders also announced the Air Service Advancement Project (ASAP), the regional business community’s approach to advance international air service in our market. A new transatlantic flight will generate $25 million in net regional economic spending in the first year alone.

The regional business community also honored RTA 2014 Transportation Champion retiring North Carolina Senator Neal Hunt at the event.


The State of Mobility 2013: RTA 12th Annual Meeting

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The event was held December 12, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary where the regional business community honored North Carolina leaders at RTA’s 12th Annual Meeting, The State of Mobility, featuring remarks by Governor Pat McCrory and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger.

Governor McCrory and NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata also announced at the event designation of the US 64 east freeway corridor between Raleigh and I-95 at Rocky Mount as I-495 / Future I-495–an RTA priority for nearly ten years.

More than 300 business, elected, and transportation leaders attended the meeting to celebrate the regional mobility accomplishments of the year, gain insights into how the Triangle compares to other competitive markets, and highlight the transportation priorities for 2014.


Download the State of Mobility 2013 presentation
RTA 2013 Transportation Champions–for the bipartisan passage of the Strategic Transportation Investments formula: 

  • NC Governor Pat McCrory
  • NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger
  • NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, award accepted by Rep. Bill Brawley
  • NC Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata

The State of Mobility 2012:
RTA 11th Annual Meeting

Presented by Adopt A Highway Litter Removal Service of America

The event was held December 6, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary and honored a series of transportation champion awards including ‘Project of the Year,’ ‘Initiative of the Year,’ and ‘Partnership of the Year.’


Download The State of Mobility 2012 presentation
RTA 2012 Transportation Champions:

  • Project of the Year: Triangle Expressway
  • Initiative of the Year: Bus on Shoulder System (BOSS)
  • Partnership of the Year: Orange and Durham Counties for a successful transit referenda in both counties

The State of Mobility 2011:
RTA 10th Annual Meeting

Presented by Adopt A Highway Litter Removal Service of America

The event was held November 16, 2011, at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary. RTA recognized long-term investors and transportation champions for their tireless efforts to advance our region over the past decade:
Download The State of Mobility 2011 presentation

RTA 2011 Transportation Champions:

  • John Brantley, Director, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • Bill Bell, Mayor, City of Durham
  • Charles Meeker, Mayor, City of Raleigh

The State of Mobility 2010:
RTA 9th Annual Meeting

Presented by VisionPoint Marketing, The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, MMI Public Relations, and Bank of America

The event was held November 17, 2010, at the Embassy Suites in Cary, and featured an interactive discussion on the potential for enhanced buses, circulators, and rail transit in our market.


The State of Mobility 2009:
RTA 8th Annual Meeting

The event was held December 9, 2009, at Brier Creek Country Club in west Raleigh.