RTA Member Briefing: May 31

RTA QuickTour — now nearly 50 participants

We have more than 50 RTA members and partners registered for next month’s RTA QuickTour in Richmond, Va., presented by the RTA Regional Leadership Team.

The event will be held on Tuesday, June 18th. RTA members can sign up for only $175.

View the tour webpage for the agenda and current attendee list, as well as a link to register yourself and/or a colleague.

Note to current or potential tour registrants: Please let us know if you will also be arriving the prior evening, as we might gather for an informal “bonus session” with fellow RTA members and tour attendees at 8 pm in Richmond.


Could a multimodal junior freeway be the future of US 70?

The US 70 corridor in eastern Durham County is a vital corridor for the region — and it will be increasingly so as our region grows. This week I spoke during public comment at the DCHC MPO meeting about an RTA request to include a multimodal junior freeway concept along the existing US 70 corridor alignment as a primary study alternative for the next phase of the study of US 70 in eastern Durham County.

To be clear — it is not the RTA position that a multimodal junior freeway is the “best” option. It is, however, our view that such a framework has the potential of meeting several of the stated goals of various local, regional, and state partners. RTA support for including this concept is in addition to our ongoing support for the study of a proposed new location freeway alternative coupled with a reimagined US 70 corridor, as well as our continued openness to a regional boulevard concept for US 70.

You can learn more about the multimodal junior freeway concept in this week’s blog. Please let me know if you have questions.



Have a great weekend, everyone.

Let’s get moving,
Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA executive director

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