RTA Member Briefing: April 5

Cary celebrates one year plus of Transit Signal Priority

RTA Regional Leadership Team member Cary now has more than one year of experience with implementing transit signal priority (TSP) along GoCary route 5. This is the first implementation of TSP in the entire region, and it is saving buses time all day, with more than 75 activations for an extended or earlier green signal phase in a typical weekday. Read more in this week’s blog.


RTA Airline CEO event is two weeks from today

If you have not already done so, make plans and register to join your fellow RTA members, colleagues, transportation partners and local elected leaders at the RTA Airline CEO Forum: Featuring Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. The forum will be held on Friday, April 19th , 9 am – 11:30 am, at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, and is presented by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.

Here is why you should attend.  Copa Airlines is the current leader in on-time performance in both North and South America. The CEO, Pedro Heilbron, has been with the airline for more than 35 years. He will speak of the growth and transformation of the airline, the history of on-time service (Copa has been previously named the “most punctual airline in the world”), and the attractiveness of our growing Raleigh/Durham market to Copa.

Other speakers include Michael Landguth, CEO of RDU Airport Authority; Ellis Hankins, the chair of the Authority; Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank, RTA chair; and Shaylah Nunn-Jones, Novo Nordisk, RTA air service and infrastructure chair. The event will include an interactive Q&A session.

All Bronze and higher level members receive at least one included ticket to this special event. All RTA members receive discounted additional tickets. To claim included tickets please email Jen Palmer. All members can purchase additional tickets using this link.


Let’s get moving,

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director



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