Here is a brief weekly update on some current activities, items of interest, and engagement opportunities of the RTA business coalition-feel free to share with your associates.

Member chambers pushing mobility
I had the pleasure of attending two excellent annual meetings this week, in Morrisville and Chapel Hill. The chambers spoke to the 540 corridor, Multimodal 54, transit, and RDU Airport during their remarks. I look forward to the Durham Chamber annual meeting next week and I will be with the Cary Chamber for a Leadership Cary session later this month. Each chamber has terrific teams of staff and volunteers, and strong commitments to their community and region on mobility.

RDU Park Central improvements begin in March
Work to preserve the RDU Park Central parking deck is expected to begin next month to enhance and extend the life of the garages. RDU Airport Authority President and CEO Michael Landguth said, “It isn’t glamorous work, but preventative maintenance projects such as this help ensure that our award-winning facilities can continue serve our customers for many years to come.”¬†With more than 1,000 ParkCentral spaces unavailable while the needed improvements are underway, be sure to plan your ground transportation accordingly¬†— ParkRDU Economy lots can be a good alternative. Work should be done before the holiday travel season is upon us.

Public hearing this Tuesday for Raleigh’s Southern Gateway Corridor
The Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. to review feedback and changes to the Southern Gateway Corridor Study. The purpose of the study is to identify transportation and land use improvements along South Saunders Street and South Wilmington Street entering downtown Raleigh. The study includes the South Wilmington Street bus rapid transit corridor which now has access to dedicated local funding thanks to a successful Wake Transit referendum vote last fall.

Thank you for your support of RTA to keep your company, employees, and our economy moving!

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director