RTA providing Wake Transit comments – you can, too 
RTA will be submitting several comments of support and a few recommendations for the Wake Transit draft FY 2019 work plan and 10-year plan implementation. RTA encourages the development of a regional branding framework highlighting the stages of major transit improvements. We also support transit corridor land use studies and applaud the initiation of free youth fares and implementation of other methods to reduce barriers to transit. Learn more about the proposed Wake Transit improvements for 2018-19 here, and email your comments to info@waketransit.com.

NCDOT presents Ten Ten Road improvement options
Two alternatives have been proposed for relieving congestion on Ten Ten Road between Apex and Cary–a traditional widening and a super street, also known as a synchronized street. Construction would not begin until 2023–roughly the time that the 540 extension is expected to be open to traffic under its revised, accelerated schedule. Project details and an online comment form are available via ncdot.publicinput.com/tenten_apexcary

TIGER grant awarded to complement Fix 440 efforts
US Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr and Congressman David Price announced this week that USDOT has awarded nearly $20 million to improve Blue Ridge Road by separating the railroad crossing from the roadway. Blue Ridge Rd. will travel underneath the railroad tracks as well as Hillsborough St. and Beryl Rd., located on either side of the rail line, to improve safety and reliability for pedestrians, cars, and trains. The project complements  upcoming I-440 improvements in West Raleigh to modernize the corridor–RTA’s top congestion-relief priority.

Thank you for your membership in the RTA, which strengthens your voice and impact on regional transportation.

Let’s get moving,


Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director