RTA celebrates 2 years of weekly briefings for our members
This week completes two years of our weekly member briefing for RTA members and partners. We have been pleased to offer an easily digestible summary of happenings on mobility that impact the region and members of the regional business leadership group on transportation. As always, feel free to share with members and associates; all back issues are available here: letsgetmoving.org/wmb.
RDU reaches a 4 year milestone of growth
RDU International reported this week that the airport has now achieved its 48th consecutive month of growth in passengers. New flights — now more than 50 nonstops — and additional demand for travel is creating an accelerated need to expand terminal and gate capacity. Lauren Ohnesorge with Triangle Business Journal has a great article summarizing the challenge and benefits of growth in our market and at RDU.
Urban Design conference achieves a 15 year milestone
Natalie Griffith, RTA senior marketing and policy manager, attended this week’s 15th Annual Urban Design Conference, presented by RTA Leadership Team member NC State University and the City of Raleigh. Always a terrific gathering of professionals, ideas, and inspiration, this year’s conference focused on urban disruption and the opportunities for purposeful design, development, and policy — including transit and mobility — to enhance equity while addressing growth. RTA’s recent comments on the Wake Transit 2019 work plan are also based around a complementary framework for rapidly improving access, connectivity, and experience for all members of our community.
Thank you for your sustained focus on enhancing regional mobility through your investment in the RTA.
Let’s get moving,
Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director