Member Briefing: September 25, 2020

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition — the voice of the regional business community on transportation.

Help “brand” the brand-new Wake Bus Rapid Transit corridors
Construction of our region’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor may commence as soon as next year in Raleigh. With at least 4 BRT routes coming in Wake County in just the next few years – and at least 5 overall thanks to Chapel Hill’s line – a question of what to “name” the new BRT corridors and/or service has emerged. Wake Transit has a survey here; if you have some time today or this weekend (deadline is Sunday evening), take a moment to offer your thoughts.

RTA endorses a new 15-501 vision
The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization, a member of the RTA Leadership Team, has released a recommended improvement concept for the 15-501 corridor between Chapel Hill and Durham. The MPO vision includes new transit priority lanes for US 15-501 while eliminating all stoplights north of I-40. RTA has endorsed the general recommendation, and we are working with our founding member chambers in the western Triangle, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro and the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, to explore and highlight additional opportunities for enhancement of this corridor concept. You can read more about the proposed improvements in this RTA blog.

Register for next week’s Orange County Transit Summit
Orange County is reimagining its transit plan, and they welcome your engagement and participation. The first online transit “summit” for a new plan for Orange County is this coming Thursday evening, October 1, with a second summit to come later. You can register today and participate online; you can learn more at this website.

Your membership in the RTA business coalition gets our region moving faster. Thank you for your support!

Let’s get moving,


Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director

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