Here is a brief weekly update on some current activities, items of interest, and engagement opportunities of the RTA business coalition-feel free to share with your associates.

Let’s accelerate modern transit in our region
This new blog by RTA Transit Chair Eric Braun and Transit Vice Chair Valerie Jordan highlights several potential ways to advance the transit experience and perception of our enhanced transit system. From dedicated “RED” transit lanes to electric buses, RTA will continue to explore opportunities for scalable investments as transit progresses across our region.

RDU sets all-time passenger record in 2016
More than 11 million people traveled through Raleigh-Durham International Airport last year, the most passengers in RDU history and over a 10% increase from 2015. Over the next several months, RDU will launch new nonstop flights to Austin, New Orleans, and Seattle, and new aircraft for both of our transatlantic flights.

New NCDOT Secretary takes office
Jim Trogdon was sworn into office this week as the new state secretary for transportation. Secretary Trogdon has a long history with NCDOT and we are pleased to work with him in this new role to advance regional mobility. 

Thank you for your commitment to regional transportation success through your membership in the RTA!

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director