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.

New ‘Driving the Conversation’ public policy blog launches
I’ve started a new professional blog to share public policy perspectives on transportation, economic development, and innovation. DrivingTheConversation.com will include observations and views on various topics from dedicated RED lanes to autonomous vehicles to keeping projects moving. Please email me with suggestions and comments.

First-ever Southeast Greenways and Trails Summit
The East Coast Greenway Alliance, which is based in Durham but serves the entire Atlantic seaboard, will host the first Southeast Greenways and Trails Summit this October. The summit will connect regional stakeholders to advance trails and greenways across the southeast. Learn more about the event and the East Coast Greenway here.

Partnership between Wake towns and CAMPO accelerate traffic relief
Fuquay-Varina and Morrisville have received federal funding for transportation improvements through the Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP) of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). Because each town is contributing local dollars, they are eligible for these grants which will widen Morrisville-Carpenter Road east of Davis Drive in Morrisville and complete the final segment of NW Judd Parkway in Fuquay-Varina. I am honored to serve on the LAPP Selection Committee with other regional colleagues and, as I said in today’s TBJ, I am pleased to see these and other multimodal improvements advance!

Thank you for your membership in the RTA, providing the business focus and perspective needed to keep our region moving!

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director