RTA 22nd Annual Meeting Recap

RTA members and partners,

This past Friday was a wonderful RTA annual meeting luncheon.  The regional business community welcomed more than 350 attendees on Friday, January 26th at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham-Research Triangle hotel in Cary.

We heard video remarks from US Senator Tillis and Congresswoman Deborah Ross, and heard 25+ speakers on eight  transportation topics of importance to the regional business community.

These topics were:

  • RDU Airport funding
  • BRT
  • FAST 2.0 transit study
  • Capital Boulevard upgrade
  • Complete 540
  • Intercity Passenger Rail
  • US 70 upgrade
  • Access User Fee for highway funding

Our roster of speakers was outstanding:

  • Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones
  • Richard Adams, Kimley Horn
  • Jake Cashion, North Carolina Chamber
  • David Eatman, City of Raleigh
  • J.J. Eden, NC Turnpike Authority
  • Denny Edwards, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Adrianne Elder, Duke Energy
  • Brennon Fuqua, NCDOT
  • Sarah Gaskill, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Linda Hall, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
  • Rob Herman, Lenovo
  • Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank
  • John Kane, Kane Realty
  • Michael Landguth, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
  • Will Letchworth, McAdams
  • Chris Lukasina, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • John McGeary, First National Bank
  • Joe Milazzo, RTA
  • Tracy Parrott, NCDOT
  • Het Patel, City of Raleigh
  • Doug Plachcinski, Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Scott Ralls, Wake Technical Community College
  • John Vine-Hodge, NCDOT
  • Stelfanie Williams, Duke University
  • Julia Wright, Dominion Energy

Thank you to everyone who came to the event. If you missed it, or want to relive it, you can view media coverage from ABC 11 and CBS 17; a soft copy of our RTA 2024 annual Report, the one pager provided by RDU Airport Authority along with the complete PowerPoint presentation from the event.

Let’s get moving – faster,

Joe Milazzo II, PE
Executive Director
Regional Transportation Alliance


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