RTA members, partners show strong support for accelerating 540
Last week several RTA members, member chambers, key economic development leaders, elected officials from Wake and Johnston counties all spoke in favor of Accelerating 540 at the formal NCDOT hearing. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our winter/spring member meeting and/or the hearing that followed to show unified support for extending 540 to I-40 – the top transportation priority of the regional business community. You can still provide comments by March 23 – if you click here we have created a sample support email for you to use. I’ve highlighted many of the project benefits in this new blog, which I encourage you to “like” if you get a moment.

I-40 Fortify moving forward
As the I-40/Fortify project in south Raleigh enters the home stretch, more lanes have opened to traffic on eastbound I-40 over the past few weeks, including new connector lanes between on-ramps and subsequent off-ramps. In the next several weeks, much of I-40 eastbound will achieve substantial completion – with all through lanes and ramp connector lanes open from US 1 eastbound. Westbound I-40 will likely need a few more months of additional work near the travelway. Thank you to NCDOT for their efforts in bringing this vital freeway reconstruction project closer to completion.

Remember to tell your friends about RTA
RTA continues to attract more member companies who are committed to elevating a strong business voice on transportation. RTA membership sales chair Robert Doreauk with RTA Leadership Team member AT&T encourages each member to think of an another firm that would benefit from RTA membership – at any level. Here is a helpful RTA overview that includes a current list of members. Let me or Natalie know if you have a contact at a peer company that we (or you) can reach out to about joining the region’s business leadership group for mobility.

Thank you for your continued engagement in RTA to keep our region moving!

Let’s get moving,


Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director