Sometimes less is more when it comes to transit
The City of Raleigh has begun the conversion of much of its fleet of transit buses to compressed natural gas. CNG is odorless, colorless, burns cleaner, is quieter, and saves fuel costs. The first implementation began in September, and the plan is to convert 75% of the entire GoRaleigh fleet over the next decade — with 40% of the fleet converted by the end of next year. The business community supports an improved regional travel and transit experience for current and new patrons and the City’s efforts will go a long way to making that a reality.

NCDOT Moves 2050 plan begins — you can assist
NCDOT is updating its long-range transportation plan to get North Carolina ready for the future. The 30-year blueprint will balance the need for a focus on broader, statewide benefits with the reality of different priorities for different areas of the state. You can take an online survey anytime between now and next Friday, November 30. You can also enter info into an interactive map anytime between now and April 30.

RTA gives thanks for 16 years of partnership
RTA staff and lead volunteers would like to thank each of the elected and transportation officials in our region for the ongoing collaboration that makes the Triangle work better and faster. From the federal, state, regional, and local level, we have been blessed with men and women that have given of their time and talents to offer leadership, perspective, and guidance to make our market better for ourselves and our future. It has been a joy and privilege to be a part of this organization since 2002, and we look forward to many more years of success working together. 

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director