August 2, 2018

North Carolina Contact:
Natalie Griffith
Regional Transportation Alliance
919.664.7062
natalie@letsgetmoving.org

Virginia Contact:
Chrystal Neal
ChamberRVA
804.783.9310
Chrystal.Neal@ChamberRVA.com

75 Central North Carolina Leaders to View Central Virginia’s New Bus Rapid Transit System

RALEIGH, N.C. and RICHMOND, VA. – Members and partners of the Regional Transportation Alliance business coalition from North Carolina’s Research Triangle area will be visiting Virginia’s capital city on Tuesday, August 7, as part of the 2018 RTA QuickTour to Richmond and nearby Henrico County, Va.

More than 75 elected, transportation, business and community leaders from central North Carolina will receive briefings from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and city, regional, and state transit and planning professionals from central Virginia, along with a field visit of the new Pulse Bus Rapid Transit line.

“The RTA QuickTour is a great opportunity for us to experience central Virginia’s new BRT line and frequent network, as well as Richmond’s efforts to focus land use around transit,” said Brad Ives with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTA regional transit chair. “With six rapid transit lines proposed for the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill area in the next decade – five of which will be bus rapid transit – we look forward to riding the Pulse and learning from Richmond’s experience.”

“ChamberRVA, the chamber of commerce representing the greater Richmond area, is delighted to welcome our friends from the Research Triangle region as they visit our new Pulse BRT,” said Kim Scheeler, president and CEO of ChamberRVA. “We are proud of our new bus rapid transit system here in greater Richmond and we are confident that the RTA QuickTour will be helpful to our North Carolina colleagues as they prepare to implement new transit options in their region.”

For more information, including the tour agenda, speakers, participants, visit: letsgetmoving.org/tour. You can follow us on Twitter via @RTATriangle and #RTATour18.

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About the Regional Transportation Alliance
The Regional Transportation Alliance business coalition is the voice of the regional business community on transportation in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. More than 100 companies and 23 member chambers work in concert with elected and transportation partners through the RTA, a regional program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Learn more at letsgetmoving.org.

About ChamberRVA
ChamberRVA is the chamber of commerce representing the entire greater Richmond, Virginia region since 1867. The chamber’s mission is to build a thriving regional community by supporting the success of members, providing a strong business voice and developing leaders and entrepreneurs. Learn more about ChamberRVA at chamberrva.com.