Member Briefing: April 15, 2022
- April 15, 2022
- Posted by: Joe Milazzo II
- Category: Member briefing
Let’s keep transportation dollars for transportation purposes
RTA has elevated a vehicle registration-based access fee approach as a simple, fair, and sustainable means to modernize transportation funding.
It turns out that we have a viable opportunity to advance two complementary policy improvements — including dedicating transportation-related state sales tax dollars for transportation purposes to improve trust and transparency while immediately increasing revenue for roadways statewide. Visit this week’s blog for more information — including a simple action you can take to help unlock up to $0.5 billion in new revenues for highways statewide.
We can help make transportation cleaner
NCDOT has initiated the development of a statewide Clean Transportation Plan to enable the state to realize improvements in vehicle propulsion technologies and usage, help the environment including climate resilience, and solidify the future prosperity of communities across North Carolina. The plan will be spearheaded by a number of workgroups on areas ranging from low emission cars and trucks to reducing vehicle-miles traveled. NCDOT is inviting participation in a short survey to share your thoughts on North Carolina’s clean transportation future.
Relive the Florida tour — or visit it for the first time via photos
Last month’s RTA tour to South Florida continues to receive a number of accolades from attendees in terms of the number and quality of places visited, modes experienced, speaker presentations enjoyed, and relationships strengthened. Whether or not you were able to join us, you can share in or relive the journey by reviewing this online photo album from the tour. You also can view media coverage from the event here and here if you missed it previously.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to regional business leadership on mobility.
Let’s get moving,
Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director