RTA Member Briefing: February 23

RTA spring and summer gatherings — please mark your calendar

RTA members and partners will have several opportunities to gather together over the next few months. Please review the below, share with your colleagues, and register when you can. Please email Jacob or call him at 919.664.7062 with any questions.


Friday, April 19 — RTA Airline CEO Forum, Featuring Pedro Heilbron, CEO Copa Airlines, presented by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

Join the RTA regional business coalition, and our partners at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, as we welcome Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, RDU’s newest international airline and the current leader in on-time performance in the Americas. Pedro will speak of his business and professional journey, the growth and transformation of the airline, and the attractiveness of the Raleigh/Durham market.  He will joined by Michael Landguth, CEO of RDU Airport Authority, Ellis Hankins, the chair of the Authority, and several members of RTA leadership.

Registration for the RTA Airline CEO Forum is now open, the event will include one more seats with your Bronze level or higher RTA membership; additional tickets are available, and event sponsorships are available. You can also read about recent wins at RDU in this week’s blog.


Thursday, May 23 — RTA 540 field visit, in concert with NC Turnpike Authority and NCDOT

As the 540 Southern Wake Freeway nears completion, RTA will have the opportunity to take a field visit of the roadway and interact with leaders from our partners at NCDOT and the Turnpike Authority. We will plan to gather at 9:30 am and spend a portion of our morning together in learning and celebration.

Registration is now open, so I encourage you to register now because there are practical limits to the number of attendees we can effectively accommodate during our corridor field visit.


Tuesday, August 6 — RTA Transportation Brunch 2024:  Accelerating Multimodal Freeways in the Metropolitan Triangle, in concert with the I-40 Regional Partnership

Join more than 300 regional leaders for the annual summer meeting of the metropolitan Triangle’s regional business leadership group on transportation. For the 2024 meeting, members of the regional business community will join regional and statewide leaders in transportation and government as we explore projects and initiatives to accelerate multimodal freeways in the Triangle that will help get us moving faster, together. Registration is now open, and all RTA members have one or more tickets included with their membership.


Let’s get moving,

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director



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