Contract will be signed next month to Accelerate 540
Bids will be opened later this month, and the contract will be awarded before the end of the year, for the largest section of the regional business community’s top priority, the completion of 540 to I-40 in southern Wake County. Given the growth and energy in our market, it is vital to keep our priority mobility investments moving forward, and we cannot thank NC Turnpike Authority, NCDOT, the Capital Area MPO, and our municipal and county partners in Wake and Johnston counties — along with each of our members — for their ongoing support of this critical project.

Durham wins Bloomberg Mayors challenge
The City of Durham received another accolade this week — and a $1 million grant — by winning one of a select few slots nationally in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge. The City will expand its existing efforts to encourage transit usage and improve multimodal transportation options to Downtown. We are very pleased to see our key partners in Durham receive this recognition and the opportunity to expand travel choice for all. Thank you to Mayor Steve Schewel, members of City Council, Transportation Director Terry Bellamy and all of the City’s professional staff for leading the Bull City forward.

Durham-Orange light rail meetings begin this Saturday
Progress continues on the final engineering design for the proposed light rail corridor between Durham and Chapel Hill. GoTriangle will be hosting a series of meetings to discuss potential modifications and to solicit feedback. The Durham-Orange light rail will link multiple universities, hospitals, and communities, and I encourage you to attend one of the open houses or visit the online meeting site if you want to learn more about potential changes and offer comments.

Thank you for your investment in our region’s future mobility success!

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director