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Member Briefing: April 18, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. RTA issues statement on regional transit serving western Triangle This week we released a statement in concert with our founding chambers of commerce from Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, affirming our ongoing focus on accelerating […]

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A transit opportunity

This week we released a statement, in concert with our founding chambers of commerce from Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, affirming the regional business community’s ongoing focus on accelerating multimodal solutions, particularly in the western Triangle, in light of the discontinuation of the light rail project. The current situation is obviously not ideal. However, it does […]

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Member Briefing: Friday, April 12

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. Spring litter sweep begins tomorrow RTA is pleased to partner with the NC Department of Transportation and the NC State Highway Patrol for the statewide Spring Litter Sweep effort, which begins tomorrow, April 13, […]

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A faster train trip from Raleigh to Charlotte? NCDOT is looking at it.

The Regional Transportation Alliance has focused on improvements to regional and intercity transportation for more than 15 years. Sometimes the process is fairly quick, and sometimes it seems slow. Driving within North Carolina’s Piedmont crescent can also be quick or slow, depending on how I-40 (within the Triangle) and I-85 (from the Triangle to points […]

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Member Briefing: April 5, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. New York by train? It just got a little bit closer.You may know that there is already daily train service between New York and Charlotte via the Triangle. For many years, those trains were […]

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Member Briefing: March 29, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. 25+ member chambers make for one powerful business organization RTA serves as the voice of the regional business community on transportation in the extended Research Triangle region. We would like to offer a special […]

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Drone, drone on the range

The Research Triangle region made national news again this week for transportation. Only this time, the story wasn’t about private or public passenger transportation — although the results will absolutely benefit the public. RTA bronze member WakeMed Health and Hospitals is the host site of the first drone-based continuing commercial delivery service in the country. […]

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Member Briefing: March 22, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. Let’s keep the conversion of US 1 north of 540 to freeway on schedule At last month’s quarterly RTA Leadership Team meeting, the group established the conversion of US 1 to freeway north of 540 […]

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A focus on preserving Capital (Boulevard’s schedule)

At our 2019 annual meeting, we noted that the new draft state transportation plan was brutal from a scheduling standpoint, given the significant delays to a host of upcoming priorities. At last month’s quarterly RTA Leadership Team meeting, the group established projects that upgrade signalized roadways to freeways as our organization’s focus for schedule preservation. The Leadership […]

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