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Member Briefing: August 16, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition — the voice of the regional business community on transportation. RTA to launch RDU airport infrastructure development task forceAt today’s RTA annual retreat, RDU CEO Michael Landguth gave an update on the current state of the airport — both needed projects and the available funding picture. To support […]

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Low-cost intersection innovations, part one — a peak and off-peak win for travelers

The regional business community has consistently supported both major freeway improvements as well as low-cost enhancements to intersections and interchanges. One example is the concept of “Dual Left Flashing Yellow Arrows (FYA).” This involves a signalized intersection with dual left turn lanes that displays – at least for some cycles — a flashing yellow arrow […]

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Member Briefing: August 9, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. “Fix 440” construction beginsThis week marks the beginning of an important, and probably long overdue, improvement to our regional freeway system. The entirety of the Raleigh beltline freeway has at least three travel lanes per direction – except […]

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Member Briefing: August 2, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. My magical experience with pre-booking RDU parkingLast week I visited family in Texas. Like you, I was aware of the increased demands on security lines, parking, and so on at our growing hometown international airport, especially […]

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Member Briefing: July 26, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. NC Moves 2050 is moving right alongNCDOT has now completed two rounds of public surveys to guide the update to the state’s 30-year transportation plan – NC Moves 2050. More than 10,000 survey responses were received to help identify transportation challenges, […]

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Welcome to Texas – land of freeways and feeders

This week I’m visiting my family in the parallel frontage road state. Called “feeders” in metro Houston where my family lives, these roads parallel freeways seemingly everywhere in Texas. We do have them in North Carolina (e.g., sections of I-85 and I-95 come to mind) but they are the exception rather than ubiquitous. I have […]

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Member Briefing: July 19, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. RTA BRT Opportunity Series – initial speakers confirmedWe are pleased to announce several speakers for our upcoming BRT Opportunity Series event on October 24: Dr. Meredith Weiss from Virginia Commonwealth University and Carrie Rose Pace from Richmond’s transit […]

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