Frontier vaults to RDU’s number 2 airline by number of destinations
Raleigh-Durham International had its largest single announcement of new destinations in more than a decade yesterday. Frontier Airlines announced that they are initiating service to Buffalo, Milwaukee, San Antonio and San Juan — all new destinations from RDU, bringing our total to 53 — plus added service to Houston and New Orleans. These and all nonstop flights are important because they provide flexibility and reduce uncertainty. Frontier now becomes RDU’s second-largest airline in terms of number of destinations, behind only Delta Air Lines, and these flight additions will boost competition and strengthen our overall balanced, diversified portfolio of airlines.

Summit held on Durham-Orange light rail opportunities
This week, GoTriangle and Triangle J presented an outstanding conference on the Durham-Orange light rail project and its potential impact on the future of our community. The well-attended “Connecting to Opportunity Summit” featured elected, appointed, and community leaders from our region as well as speakers from other markets. You can download the entire set of presentations here.

See proposed Wake Transit improvements for FY’19
Wake County voters passed the largest transit referendum in North Carolina history in fall 2016. Last year the dedicated taxes were activated and initial service improvements initiated. Our area transit partners are now actively requesting comments on the coming year’s work plan – which includes continued expansion of service and the initiation of free fares for youths. Click here to learn more and comment prior to the March 4 deadline.

Thank you for your support of the RTA business coalition to enhance our economy and quality of life through effective transportation!

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director