Member Briefing: October 23, 2020

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

19+ speakers for RTA 19th annual meeting
Hear each of our RTA focus area chairs deliver what may be the fastest RTA annual meeting ever on November 19. RTA leadership will identify some of the biggest questions surrounding the future of travel in our region as we begin a new year amidst our ongoing recovery. The RTA 19th Annual Meeting is presented by the Research Triangle Foundation of NC and sponsored by First Citizens Bank, Highwoods Properties, and Relate Advocacy. Register now with the tickets included with your membership, and/or become a sponsor for only $999 here.

Accelerating mobility is the “way” to go
In this week’s ‘Thursday Thoughts at 3’ blog, I offer some thoughts on how transportation in America is inherently a challenging process, due to a host of factors—political, financial, procedural, among others. As RTA’s “let’s get moving” mantra suggests, we believe that if we can make a project go faster, we not only accelerate the benefits, we also reduce risk — and that can mean the difference between having a great project versus having any project at all. You can read the full blog here and all past weekly blogs here

Downtown Cary’s future, like our region’s, is multimodal 
The Town of Cary is exploring the feasibility of a new Downtown Multi-Modal Transit Facility. The proposed transportation facility would provide a central hub for bus rapid transit (BRT), local GoCary and regional GoTriangle bus service, future commuter rail, as well as Amtrak intercity passenger rail service. This future facility will be another vital milestone in the buildout of the Wake Transit plan; Cary residents are invited to participate in this survey through October 30.

Thank you for your investment in the RTA business coalition!

Let’s get moving,


Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director

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