Next week’s Richmond tour is sold out, but you can still “go”
RTA will be visiting Richmond, Virginia next week with more than 75 business, elected, and transportation officials from our area. We will learn about transit, travel, funding, and economic development innovations in our neighboring capital city. While our largest tour ever has been sold out for weeks, you can still be a part of it by following along via Twitter: #RTAtour17. Thank you to our Leadership Team and Bronze members as well as our current Tour Sponsors who have made the Richmond trip possible. 

RTA supports efforts to Fix 440
NCDOT held a regional public information meeting last week on various upcoming projects, including the proposed improvements to I-440 in west Raleigh. RTA supports the initiative to fix 440 and resolve the safety and capacity issues along the corridor, and encourages NCDOT to continue their efforts to minimize both short- and long-term impacts to the greatest extent possible. Going forward, we will offer suggestions and potential actions that can help minimize traffic impacts during construction. 

RTA gives thanks
It has been nearly 400 years since the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated in America. RTA has been around for a much shorter time – just over 15 years – but we still have much to give thanks for. Today, RTA staff and lead volunteers would like to thank each of our current, prior, and future members for investing in the organization and the future of our region. Together we have made a positive difference in our community’s growth, and we look forward to many more years of success in concert with the elected and transportation officials that have consistently provided forward-looking leadership.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to celebrating a successful year at the RTA 16th annual meeting next month!

Let’s get moving,


Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director