RTA June 2024 Richmond QuickTour

RTA June 2024 Richmond, Va. QuickTour
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m  (duration of formal tour program in Richmond; see agenda below)

The RTA June 2024 QuickTour to Richmond, Va. is an opportunity to visit a nearby peer city for quick, intentional field visits of a freeway cap, BRT, and other multimodal infrastructure.

Registration is now open via this link.

The regional business community believes that the June 2024 RTA QuickTour to Richmond, Va. will inform conversations on:

  • Multimodal freeway caps
  • BRT (bus rapid transit; “buses resembling trains”)
  • Walkable, transit-oriented development
  • Zero fare transit policy
  • Intercity passenger rail
  • Urban trails
  • Accelerating and scaling community development

TOUR AGENDA

RTA June 2024 QuickTour – summary working agenda

  • 9:30 am – Arrival and registration in Richmond, Virginia
  • 10:00 am – RTA tour program begins / welcome, introductions, overview
  • 10:30 am – Freeway cap overview
  • 11:15 am – Field visit to Kanawha Plaza
  • 12:30 pm – Working lunch, including BRT, TOD, intercity rail
  • 2:00 pm – Field visit to Pulse BRT
  • 3:15 pm – Closing reception, closing remarks, next steps
  • by 4 pm – Formal RTA tour ends, depart Richmond
  • after reception: optional bonus walking tour of T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge

The program agenda above does not include travel time from North Carolina to Richmond. Travel to Virginia is not included in the tour.

NOTE:  The tour will involve a few walking segments; rarely will those be longer than 15 minutes in duration.

 


RTA June 2024 QuickTour – partial list of speakers and organizations

From metropolitan Richmond:

  • Adrienne Torres, Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), chief of staff
  • Dironna Moore Clarke, City of Richmond, office of equitable transit and mobility
  • Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority (RMTA)
  • Jon Oliver, Kimley-Horn

 

From the metropolitan Research Triangle:

  • Leonardo Williams, mayor of Durham
  • Joe Milazzo, RTA, executive director

 

 


TOUR SPONSORS

RTA June 2024 QuickTour – sponsors

  • Williams Mullen
  • Kimley Horn
  • Town of Cary

 

Contact Jacob Rigg at 919.664.7062 or jacob@letsgetmoving.org if you would like to sponsor the tour. See below for more information.

 


TOUR PRICING

Registration pricing

  • $175 – RTA member
  • $ 95 – Public sector partner
  • $ 95 – Non-profit partner
  • $300 – General pricing

Note:  Pricing above includes mid-morning snacks upon arrival, lunch, afternoon reception at tour ending location, and all tour programming and materials.

Note:  Travel from North Carolina to Richmond is not included in the above pricing.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. No refunds after June 11, 2024; however, substitutions are permitted through June 17.

Tour sponsorship pricing:

Tour sponsor:  $999

Tour sponsorships include recognition in advance of and during tour, and 3 registrations.

RTA membership is not required to sponsor the tour.

REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

RTA QuickTour:  Confirmed attendees

  • Leonardo Williams, mayor of Durham
  • Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioners
  • Derrick Stanfield, City of Durham
  • Scott Whiteman, City of Durham
  • Michael Moore, City of Raleigh
  • David Eatman, City of Raleigh
  • Caroline Dwyer, Chapel Hill Transit
  • Brittany Edwards, Town of Cary
  • Kerry Harville, Town of Cary
  • Shelley Curran, Town of Cary
  • Maurice Jones, Durham County
  • Ellen Beckmann, Durham County
  • Curtis Scarpignato, Durham County
  • Vinse Hines, GoTriangle
  • Paul Black, GoTriangle
  • Dominic Ciaramitaro, NCDOT
  • Courtney Weeter, NCDOT
  • Travis Crayton, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
  • Nicole Thompson, Downtown Durham, Inc.
  • Heather Wilson, Downtown Durham, Inc.
  • Angelique Stallings, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Devin Brown, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Amey, Discover Durham
  • Samantha Kraushaar, Discover Durham
  • Cara Rousseau, Discover Durham
  • Tony Hall, Discover Durham
  • Jada Harkins Andrews, Discover Durham
  • Margaret Pentrack, Discover Durham
  • Sarah Gaskill, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, RTA chair-elect
  • Will Letchworth, McAdams
  • Betty White, Kimley Horn
  • Ben Crawford, Kimley Horn
  • Sean Kane, Kimley Horn
  • Damien Graham, WSP
  • Alex Culpepper, Sunrock Group
  • Elisabeth Harper Wiener, Rotary Club of Durham
  • Megan Kimball, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Michael Hogan, RTI International
  • Jacob Rigg, RTA
  • Joe Milazzo, RTA

Note:  Tour registration opened May 1, 2024. We will update this list as attendees register.

ABOUT THE RTA BUSINESS COALITION

The Regional Transportation Alliance is the voice of the regional business community on transportation in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. RTA was founded by the chambers of commerce in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, and Chapel Hill in 2002.

RTA is a metropolitan, private-public partnership that drives consensus and action. More than 100 leading companies work in concert through the RTA alongside more than 25 member chambers of commerce across 13 counties in central and eastern North Carolina and a host of number of regional partners. RTA is a regional program of the Raleigh Chamber.

RTA delivers business leadership to get our region moving faster. Learn more at letsgetmoving.org.

RTA
Regional Leadership Team

RTA Gold Members
AECOM
Amgen
Duke Energy
Google
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
HDR
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty
Kimley-Horn
McAdams
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Raleigh Chamber
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Smith Anderson
The Sunrock Group
United Therapeutics
VHB
Wake County Economic Development  (EDGE6)
Wetherill Engineering, Inc
WSP

RTA Silver Members
Bolton & Menk
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Chatham Park / Preston Development
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Dominion Energy
DRMP
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First Citizens Bank
First National Bank
Fox Rothschild LLP
Forge Nano
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
GoTriangle
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
KDC
Lenovo
Martin Marietta
ms consultants, inc.
North Carolina State University
Novo Nordisk
RTI International
SAS Institute Inc.
Stewart
STV Inc.
TranSystems
The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Truist
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Health
Wake Technical Community College
York Properties, Inc./McDonald-York Building Company

RTA Senior Regional Partners
Capital Area MPO
Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO
City of Durham
GoRaleigh / City of Raleigh
GoTriangle
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Town of Cary
Town of Morrisville
Triangle J Council of Governments

RTA Bronze members
Alfred Benesch & Company
Atkins
Biogen
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Dewberry
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
HH Architecture
Highwoods Properties
McKim & Creed
PNC
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Gold members

Thank you to our Omnia Gold, Sustaining Gold, and Gold members

Omnia Gold