Member Briefing: June 2
- June 2, 2023
- Posted by: Jacob Rigg
- Category: Member briefing
Join The RTA Membership Committee
We appreciate all the support of all of our regional partners and members. If you would like to support RTA a step further, I invite you to join our RTA Membership Committee where we discuss potential RTA members and how to continue to strengthen the organization. If you are interested in serving, please email RTA Membership Operations Coordinator Jacob Rigg for more information.
FAST study moving forward
We are moving forward with a Freeway, Arterial, Street, and Tactical (FAST) transit study, in concert with the Integrated Mobility Division (IMD) of NCDOT and several area transit and transportation partners. We look forward to a study effort that will be transformational for the region. This study will look at identifying corridors for BRT to the RDU airport, assist with our top freeway priority of establishing US 1 as a freeway, and deliver an actionable plan to make our regional boulevards and freeways “transit ready.”
“Thrive” event recap
I recently had the pleasure of serving on Leadership Triangle’s THRIVE summit morning panel (on May 19) to discuss how transportation is affected by equity. I spoke about some of RTA’s priorities such as the push for permanent zero fare in addition to Chapel Hill Transit (which has been fare free for 20+ years) and accelerating and interconnecting our region’s proposed BRT network. Kudos to Sarah Chick of the RTA Omnia Gold member the Research Triangle Foundation for outstanding moderation of an excellent panel!
Thank you, as always, for your membership and support.
Let’s get moving,
RTA Executive Director