Let’s get moving, via future rail in Virginia
RTA supports improvements to the southeast corridor between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. There is an ongoing study of potential improvements, and RTA will offer our support since the success of our future higher speed rail link between Raleigh and Richmond greatly depends on improvements from Richmond to Washington. You can review the study and offer comments here by Nov. 7. Here is an interesting article on the conversations about Richmond’s rail station possibilities. We will hear more about higher speed rail during the RTA tour to Richmond – see next blurb.

Advance deadline to join RTA’s largest-ever tour is next Friday
We have nearly 50 attendees signed up for our Richmond tour – our largest ever – and we have room for a few more. Whether you are interested in freeways, streets, transit, land use, or the overall regional travel experience, there is something for everyone on this year’s Leadership Briefing and Tour to Greater Richmond, Virginia. More info about the tour and how to register is here. The advance deadline to sign-up is Friday, Oct 20. In addition, you can sponsor the tour and gain visibility among elected, business, and transportation leaders in our market and with partners in central Va. Please contact me or Natalie Griffith, RTA Senior Marketing and Policy Manager, with questions or for additional information.

Help GoTriangle plan for rapid transit improvements in Durham
GoTriangle and GoDurham (operated by GoTriangle) are working on new short-range transit plans to improve bus service in Durham County for current customers and to attract new riders. They are asking existing or potential transit riders in Durham to take a very short survey. The deadline is Sunday – please take just a few moments to help our regional transit partners by taking the survey and/or sharing with your associates.

Your engagement in the region’s business voice for transportation ensures mobility is an advantage for our market. Thank you for your investment!

Let’s get moving,


Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director