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Member Briefing: June 21, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. RTA tour – a success, in so many ways RTA led a delegation of more than 60 Triangle-area leaders to Richmond, Alexandria, and Arlington, Virginia this week to look at transit options. Elected, business, university, and community […]

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Virginia is for lovers of transit options

This week, the Regional Transportation Alliance business coalition is spearheading a delegation of 60+ Triangle area leaders as we tour transit options in central and northern Virginia. This 36-hour regional business community-led briefing and tour — RTA is conducting this in concert with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber For a Greater […]

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Member Briefing: June 14, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. RTA tour points the way to regionwide BRT system To maximize the prosperity of our region – including the ability for residents to fully participate in all aspects of economic and civic life – we need to link the region […]

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Member Briefing: June 7, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. Looking to build your regional network? Register for the RTA tour. We are less than two weeks away from one of our largest tours ever. Now north of 60 attendees, including 8 elected officials, the […]

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Perhaps the best user fee for highway funding isn’t a “user fee” at all

This morning, I presented to the NC Board of Transportation Funding Appropriations and Strategies (FAST) Committee at their monthly meeting in Raleigh. After introducing the RTA business leadership organization, I spoke of our support of an “access-based” approach as a simpler method to stabilize highway funding, in the face of increasing demands for resources, and amidst […]

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Member Briefing: May 31, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. RDU launches region’s electric bus eraThe RTA has had a long-standing position of supporting electric buses as an attractive, quieter, zero (mobile source) emission, solution. We were pleased to see RTA Leadership Team member […]

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Raleigh is top 5 in US for young adults

I rarely write about age cohorts — Generation X, Millennial, Baby Boomer, etc. — as I am typically more focused on overall community success and prosperity. Still, this short Redfin piece, mentioned in the Brandon Donnelly real estate and technology blog that I follow, caught my attention this weekend. The gist is this: Of the 50 largest American […]

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Member Briefing: May 24, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation. Join the RTA tour – early deadline is today Together with our chamber partners from Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro, we are pleased with the response to our June 2019 tour. More than 40 […]

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RTA June 2019 tour preview

The RTA and our western Triangle chamber partners are looking forward to our first out-of-market tour for 2019, when the regional business community travels to central and northern Virginia to learn about transit and land use in two peer markets. From June 20 to 21, 2019 we will visit and/or learn about three different bus […]

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