Final RSVP – RTA-NCDOT intersections event
This coming Tuesday at SAS will be our first Intersections Solutions Forum in partnership with NCDOT. We have a great lineup of speakers and a solid attendee list of RTA members and partners. There is no cost to attend, but you do need to register in advance, ideally today. Email Natalie or me directly to RSVP. Let’s learn about ways to improve safety and delay at intersections, together.

Also, final RSVP – TCC event on bus rapid transit
This Wednesday we are partnering with the Triangle Community Coalition on an event focused on the economic impact of bus rapid transit. With five bus rapid transit corridors coming online in our region within the next decade — four within Raleigh alone — this is a timely conversation. Speakers include several local leaders with the City of Raleigh along with the head of planning with the City of Richmond. You can register online here with a special RTA member rate of $30.

Offer your thoughts on Downtown Raleigh BRT/Multimodal plan
This week, the City of Raleigh and GoRaleigh held a public meeting on a draft multimodal transportation plan for downtown Raleigh. The plan highlights options for incorporating bus rapid transit, green lanes for bicycles, and more. You can take a survey via this link and provide your thoughts by this Thursday, Nov. 15. Our Leadership Team received an update this week from Raleigh Transportation Director Michael Moore on the City’s gameplan to implement BRT and enhance other multimodal options. The four BRT corridors converge downtown and so the importance of getting the central city linkages working well is clear. Thank you for taking the survey!

RDU among top 3 most secure public Wi-Fi in America
Last week I attended the Triangle Smart Cities Summit, jointly hosted by RTA Leadership Team members NC State University and the City of Raleigh. Among the sessions I attended was a panel discussion on security and privacy, which is both a vital issue and opportunity as technology proliferates in transportation, mobility, and indeed all aspects of our increasingly connected lives. With this topic in mind, I was pleased to learn that RDU Airport’s public Wi-Fi is among the safest in America. Kudos to RTA Leadership Team member RDU Airport Authority for once again elevating our travel experience (and thank you to RTA air service vice chair Denny Edwards with the Greater Raleigh CVB — also an RTA Leadership Team member — for the information)! 

Thank you for your membership in RTA to deliver business leadership to get our region moving faster!

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director