Business community partners with NCDOT to create simpler travel displays
NCDOT and RTA recently worked together to develop a new, simpler travel time display for changeable message signs on area freeways. Here is an example on I-40; NCDOT implemented this new display format regionwide this week. Since a “mile a minute” (i.e., 60 MPH) or better implies very good flow during peak conditions in a metro area, the new display allows travelers to easily compare the distance in miles with the travel time in minutes to an upcoming exit destination.

RTA Richmond tour opens for registration and sponsorships
I am very excited about the upcoming RTA Leadership Briefing and Tour to Richmond, Va., to be held on November 28-29. Our speaker line-up is first-rate, the content will be terrific, the location is both attractive and convenient, and the $595 price is right. The only challenge is that space is limited and we could sell out, so please register early. Thank you to our Leadership Team and Bronze investors for your ongoing support of RTA – we will recognize you during the tour as well. Tour sponsorships are available for $999 – see details here and let me know if you are interested in supporting the trip.

NC Turnpike provides transponders for free – forever
The Triangle Expressway – the most advanced turnpike in America – just became even more technologically enhanced as well as cost-effective. The Turnpike has effectively future-proofed itself by including new readers that can recognize tags from multiple toll technology platforms. Even better, these new technologies happen to cost less, so the Turnpike is passing the savings to customers, who can now purchase a standard “N.C. QuickPass” tag for free – with no monthly fees – and receive 35% off of regular Triangle Expressway toll rates. An “E-ZPass” version of the transponder is available with a purchase cost of under $10.

Thank you for your leadership and engagement on transportation through your membership in RTA!

Let’s get moving,


Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director