RTA Member Briefing: June 21

Recap, part 1:  RTA transit acceleration meeting

More than 50 RTA members attended our one hour, online-only, “RTA transit acceleration” general membership meeting this past Monday, June 17 at 11 am.

We heard from several leaders about ways our region’s transit and transportation agencies are working to make transit rapid. Thank you to our partners from Raleigh (Het Patel), Durham (Sean Egan), Cary (David Spencer), and Chapel Hill (Caroline Dwyer) for presenting! If you missed this meeting or want to review, please view this online recording link.


Recap, part 2:  RTA Richmond tour

RTA led a group of more than 70 regional leaders for a one day RTA Quicktour in Richmond on Tuesday, June 18th. Attendees heard from city, regional, and state leaders in Virginia on how they built their first freeway cap — a park above a freeway — and their plans for constructing a second one over I-95 to reconnect a historical community, along with the Pulse BRT in Downtown Richmond and plans to expand the system. Tour participants also got to visit the Kanawha Plaza freeway cap and the Pulse BRT corridor.

Thank you to Williams Mullen, Kimley-Horn, WSP, and the Town of Cary for sponsoring the tour, which was presented by the RTA Regional Leadership Team and hosted by Williams Mullen in Richmond. Read more in this week’s blog, including links to the final agenda and trip photos.


RSVP for the next RTA summer event:  RTA Transportation Brunch — Accelerating Multimodal Freeways in the Metropolitan Triangle

We have had two great events this week to kick off the summer, and there is more to come for our members and partners. On Tuesday, August 6, at the Westin RDU Airport hotel in west Raleigh, we will have the annual summer meeting of the Regional Transportation Alliance.

At this year’s brunch, the regional business community will team up with transportation and government leaders to tackle the issue of traffic congestion and mobility head-on! Join us as we dive into initiatives that will speed up our commutes, create more travel options, and keep us moving forward, together.

The event will be held in concert with the I-40 Regional Partnership, and all RTA members have one or more tickets included with their membership. RSVP here. If you have any questions about registration or sponsoring the event, please reach out to RTA membership operations coordinator Jacob Rigg.


Have a great weekend, everyone.

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

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