The Triangle Mobility Action Partnership (Tri-MAP) serves as an ongoing forum to increase understanding and build consensus among elected officials, transportation partners and the regional business community regarding key transportation challenges. The Regional Transportation Alliance business coalition coordinates the quarterly Tri-MAP meetings.

Tri-MAP affords participants a periodic solution-oriented dialogue to help identify potential pitfalls and opportunities in the advancement of our region’s mobility agenda.  Individual Tri-MAP participants cooperatively provide the information, guidance and insights needed to help the region develop sound transportation policy and outreach strategies.

Upcoming Meeting:

Triangle Mobility Action Partnership  (Tri-MAP)
Quarterly forum meeting, hosted by the Research Triangle Foundation
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Welcome and introductions — Maeve Gardner, RTA legislative and policy chair


  • East Coast Greenway Alliance and Health/Economic Impact Study – Kathryn Zeringue, ECGA  (15m)
  • Wake Transit Major Investment Studies – tbd  (10-15m)
  • Durham-Orange light rail project – Patrick McDonough, GoTriangle (5m)
  • RTA Tour to Richmond, Va. – Natalie Griffith, RTA (5m)


  • Multimodal 54 – Patrick McDonough, GoTriangle and Joe Milazzo II, RTA  (3m)
  • I-540 on-ramp signals – Steve Abbott, NCDOT Communications; Boyd Tharrington, NCDOT (3m)
  • I-40/Fortify – Steve Abbott, NCDOT Communications; Boyd Tharrington, NCDOT  (3m)
  • I-440/Blue Ridge Rd project – Boyd Tharrington, NCDOT  (3m)
  • Fastest 5 minutes for mobility – Joe Milazzo II, RTA



Pending future meeting items:

  • I-40 Partnership:  action plan update – Meredith McDiarmid, PE, NCDOT Mobility and Safety
  • Regional toll study
  • Express lanes in the Triangle
  • I-540 Shoulder Managed Lanes/Express Shoulder Lanes 540 pilot
  • Higher speed rail – next steps
  • Freeway Safety and Traffic Operations Partnership (F-STOP)


2017 Tri-MAP meeting dates
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
RTP Headquarters – 12 Davis Dr.

Friday, Jan. 20
Friday, April 7
Friday, July 21
Friday, Oct. 20

NOTE:  Click here for prior Tri-MAP meeting agendas

Triangle Mobility Action Partnership (Tri-MAP) — partial list of partners:

  • Area metropolitan planning organizations for transportation (MPOs)
  • GoTriangle
  • RDU Airport Authority
  • Mayors or representatives from the largest cities in the Triangle
  • County commissioners or representatives from Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties
  • NC Metropolitan Mayors Coalition
  • Triangle-J Council of Governments
  • Triangle area members of the NC Board of Transportation along with NCDOT staff from both central office and Triangle area divisions
  • Triangle area members of the NC Turnpike Authority
  • NC Railroad Company
  • Members or staff from area state and federal legislative delegations
  • Regional Transportation Alliance business coalition

All Tri-MAP meetings are hosted by: