RTA Transportation Brunch 2024

RTA Transportation Brunch 2024:
Accelerating Multimodal Freeways in the Metropolitan Triangle
In concert with the I-40 Regional Partnership

Tuesday, August 6, 2024
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport
3931 Macaw Street, Raleigh, NC

[Just off the Lumley Rd exit of I-540, in the Brier Creek area; see below for directions]

Click here to register or to sponsor the event. See below for list of current sponsors.

 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Julie White – NCDOT Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation
  • Brennon Fuqua, PE – NCDOT Integrated Mobility Division, Interim Director
  • Nick Morrison – NCDOT Integrated Mobility Division; FAST study project manager
  • Greg Saur, PE – WSP, VP Transit and Rail; FAST study project manager
  • Jennifer Portanova, PE — NCDOT Mobility and Safety Division, State Transportation Systems Management & Operations Engineer and I-40 Regional Partnership executive
  • Tracy Parrott, PE – NCDOT Division 5, Deputy Division Engineer
  • J.J. Eden – NC Turnpike Authority, executive director
  • Joe Milazzo II, PE, RTA executive director
  • Jay Irby, RTA chair

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.

This year’s brunch event will be held in concert with the I-40 Regional Partnership — a cooperative initiative of RTA and NCDOT with other area partners, founded 15 years ago to provide an ongoing focus on I-40 for travel and commerce.

Tickets included with RTA membership, and additional ticket pricing:

  • RTA Gold level members receive 4 tickets included with their membership investment.
  • RTA Silver members, Senior Regional Partners, and Bronze members receive 2 tickets included with their membership.
  • All RTA Gold, Silver, and Bronze members also receive recognition at the event.
  • RTA Standard members have 1 ticket included with their membership.
  • Additional RTA member tickets are $75
  • Non-RTA member tickets are available for $150
  • Nonprofit partner tickets are $75
  • Public-sector partner/elected official tickets are $45
  • Note:  RTA reserves the right to limit event attendance at any time depending on pandemic conditions

No registration refunds after Tuesday, July 30, 2024, although you may transfer your registration to another colleague after that date.

 

Sponsorships

Current sponsors: 

  • Martin Marietta
  • Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
  • Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
  • The SunRock Group

 

Sponsorship options and pricing:
  • Presenting Sponsor ($5,000)
    • Event “presented by” your company
    • Opportunity to participate in event agenda
    • Reserved parking with firm logo
    • Prominent recognition at event and on RTA event webpage
    • Plus all Event Sponsor benefits below
    • Restricted to RTA Sustaining Gold or higher members, Senior Regional Partners, and other public sector partners

     

    Event Sponsor  ($999)

    • Company name displayed on event signage and event agenda
    • Name and verbal recognition at event
    • Name recognition in RTA promotional e-mails and on RTA event webpage
    • Registration for eight (8) participants at event with at-table name recognition
    • RTA membership is not required to serve as an Event Sponsor

    Note:  RTA Gold, Silver, and Bronze memberships also include recognition benefits at and tickets to all events

RTA Transportation Breakfast 2023
Launching BRT Across the Triangle
Friday, July 21, 2023
7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport  (note new location for 2023)
3931 Macaw Street, Raleigh, NC

[Just off the Lumley Rd exit of I-540, in the Brier Creek area; see below for directions]

View photos from the July 2023 event

Read front page news coverage of the event in the Raleigh News&Observer

View the presentation from the event, including BRT in Raleigh and Chapel Hill and the FAST study by NCDOT.
[Raleigh BRT slides 19-30]
[Chapel Hill slides 31-35]
[NCDOT FAST Study slides 36-44]

View the list of attendees from the event

RTA held an insightful conversation with elected and business leaders around the regional launch of BRT – “bus rapid transit” as well as “Buses Resembling Trains” – and hear about a complementary study of Freeway, Arterial, Street, and Tactical (FAST) transit that will link 5 BRT corridors together and directly serve RDU Airport.

Attendees joined more than 250 community leaders who are devoted to staying on the forefront of the region’s key challenges and opportunities. The RTA Transportation Breakfast is an annual regional business community mainstay event you do not want to miss.

Elected official panelists included:

  • Mary-Ann Baldwin, mayor, City of Raleigh
  • Harold Weinbrecht, mayor, Town of Cary
  • Leonardo Williams, Durham City Council
  • Michael Parker, Chapel Hill Town Council
  • Vivian Jones, mayor of Wake Forest and chair, Capital Area MPO
  • Butch Lawter, chair, Johnston County Board of Commissioners
  • Susan Evans, vice chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners
  • Mike Dasher, vice chair, Chatham County Board of Commissioners
  • Sally Greene, Orange County Board of Commissioners

Business and transportation leader panelists included:

  • Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank, RTA chair
  • Donald Gintzig, Wake Med Health and Hospitals
  • Scott Levitan, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
  • Gordon Merklein, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Than Austin, NC State University
  • Bill Sandifer, RDU Airport Authority
  • Brandon Jones, NCDOT Division 5
  • Sig Hutchinson, chair, GoTriangle
  • Ellen Beckmann, Durham County

BRT and FAST Transit overview presenters:

  • David Eatman, City of Raleigh
  • Het Patel, City of Raleigh
  • Brian Litchfield, Town of Chapel Hill
  • John Vine-Hodge, NCDOT Integrated Mobility Division

You can watch a brief video containing panelist remarks about BRT in the Triangle here.

Presenting sponsor:  Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

Event Sponsors:  Credit Suisse; Martin Marietta, Town of Cary

Presenting Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Event “presented by” your company
  • Opportunity to participate in event agenda
  • Prominent recognition at event and on RTA event webpage
  • Plus all Event Sponsor benefits below
  • Restricted to RTA Sustaining Gold or higher members and Senior Regional Partners

 

Event Sponsor  ($999)

  • Company name displayed on event signage and event agenda
  • Name and verbal recognition at event
  • Name recognition in RTA promotional e-mails and on RTA event webpage
  • Registration for six (6) participants at event with at-table name recognition
  • RTA membership is not required to serve as an Event Sponsor

Note:  RTA Gold, Silver, and Bronze memberships also include recognition benefits at and tickets to all events

2023 Event Registration

  • RTA Sustaining Gold members and above receive 8 tickets
  • RTA Gold members receive 4 tickets
  • RTA Silver membersSenior Regional Partners, and Bronze members receive 2 tickets 
  • RTA Standard members have 1 ticket
  • $75 – RTA member additional ticket
  • $150 – Non-RTA member ticket 
  • $75 – Nonprofit partner ticket
  • $45 – Public sector partner ticket 

 

Directions to RTA Transportation Breakfast 2023 at Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport

  • I-540 to exit 3 / Lumley Rd.
  • From EB 540 (i.e., from I-40): Left onto Lumley at end of off-ramp, then right at next signal onto Arco Corporate Drive…
  • From WB 540 (i.e., from US 70): Straight across Lumley at end of off-ramp onto Arco Corporate Drive…
  • Once on Arco Corporate Drive, travel 3/4 mile to first stop sign at Macaw Street
  • Left onto Macaw Street, travel less than 1/4 mile
  • Westin hotel and parking is on left side

Prior year event:

RTA Transportation Breakfast 2022

July 22, 2022
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa
100 Woodland Pond Dr. Cary

RTA 2022 Transportation Breakfast:
Celebrating Innovation in Life Science and TransportationPresented by Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

The RTA Transportation Breakfast, presented by the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina was an opportunity for the regional business community to come together and celebrate purposeful, collaborative, and focused efforts on mobility innovation that is literally changing and saving lives. For this year, we heard  from RTA Gold member United Therapeutics and two of their partner companies on an initiative that represents the marriage of life science and mobility.

You can view the entire RTA Transportation Breakfast deck here.

You can also download the videos from several of our keynote speakers:  (Blain Newton, BETA TechnologiesMikael Cardinal, Unither Bioélectronique;  Thomas Kaufman, United Therapeutics).

SUMMARY OF WORKING AGENDA

8:00 am                 Arrival, registration, networking

8:40 am                 Welcome Remarks                                                                  

 Keynote presentations                                                                                         

  • Blain Newton, Beta Technologies
  • Dewey Steadman, United Therapeutics
  • Mikael Cardinal, Unither Bioelectronique Inc.
  • Thomas Kaufman, United Therapeutics
  • See below for more information about our 2022 keynote speakers

Panel Discussion + Q&A 

  • RTA keynote presenters and speakers
  • Joe Milazzo II, PE,  RTA Executive Director – moderator

Special report from RDU Airport

  • Patrick Hannah, RDU Authority chair

Closing remarks and adjourn

2022 Event Registration

  • RTA Sustaining Gold members and above receive 8 tickets
  • RTA Gold members receive 4 tickets
  • RTA Silver membersSenior Regional Partners, and Bronze members receive 2 tickets 
  • RTA Standard members have 1 ticket
  • $75 – RTA member additional ticket
  • $150 – Non-RTA member ticket 
  • $75 – Nonprofit partner ticket
  • $45 – Public sector partner ticket 

Registration deadline:  Friday, July 15, 2022. Registration has closed for this event.

To sponsor the event, please email: Jacob@letsgetmoving.org

To download a draft list of current registrations for the event, click here.

2022 Event sponsors

  • Research Triangle Foundation of NC  (presenting sponsor)
  • TowneBank  (Sponsor)
  • Credit Suisse (Sponsor)
  • Town of Cary (Sponsor)

Sponsorship options

Presenting Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Event “presented by” your company
  • Opportunity to participate in event agenda
  • Reserved parking with firm logo
  • Prominent recognition at event and on RTA event webpage
  • Plus all Event Sponsor benefits below
  • Restricted to RTA Sustaining Gold members and Senior Regional Partners

Event Sponsor  ($999)

  • Company name displayed on event signage and event agenda
  • Name and verbal recognition at event
  • Name recognition in RTA promotional e-mails and on RTA event webpage
  • Registration for six (6) participants at event
  • RTA membership is not required to serve as an Event Sponsor.

Note:  RTA Gold, Silver, and Bronze memberships also include recognition benefits at all events

Sign-up online to sponsor or email Jacob@letsgetmovingorg.

About our 2022 keynote speaker companies

  • United Therapeutics / Silver Spring, MD, Research Triangle Park, NC – UT has multiple active organ manufacturing programs and is a pioneer in xenotransplantation. UT is the first biotech/biopharma to take the form of a public benefit corporation.
  • BETA Technologies / Burlington, VT – Beta is developing electric vertical aircraft (EVA) and an extended charging infrastructure network.
  • Unither Bioélectronique / Bromont, QC – UB is researching the adaptation of electric vehicle aircraft for UT corporate focus/manufactured organ delivery.

About the RTA business leadership group

The Regional Transportation Alliance is the voice of the regional business community on transportation in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, and a regional program of the Raleigh Chamber.

Founded 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 25 member chambers of commerce across 12 counties and a host of number of regional partners.

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

RTA is a regional program of the Raleigh Chamber, which has determined that this event is permitted under Section 138A-32(e)(1)c of the General Statutes.

2021 event:  The Future of Business Travel and RDU

On July 9, 2021, the regional business community received updated recommendations for ensuring the long-term success of RDU International at the RTA 2021 Transportation Breakfast event, held in person at The Umstead Hotel and Spa.

The RTA RDU AID Task Force presented new findings on how we can advance a sustainable airport funding model amidst rapid growth in our market.

Speakers included Michael Schoenfeld, Duke University, RTA chair, and Harold Hicks, Fidelity Investments, RTA incoming chair, among other RTA RDU AID task force members.

We also welcomed guest speaker Scott McCartney, Wall Street Journal, travel editor and author of the Middle Seat column, who spoke to the national landscape for commercial aviation and provided insights on post-pandemic air travel from a business perspective.

RTA
Regional Leadership Team

RTA Gold Members
AECOM
Amgen
Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy
First Citizens Bank
Google
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
HDR
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty
Kimley-Horn
McAdams
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Raleigh Chamber
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Red Hat, Inc.
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
AT&T North Carolina
Bolton & Menk
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Chatham Park / Preston Development
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Credit Suisse
Dominion Energy
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First National Bank
Fox Rothschild LLP
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
GoTriangle
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
KDC
Lenovo
Martin Marietta
MetLife
ms consultants, inc.
North Carolina State University
Novo Nordisk
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
RATIO
RTI International
SAS Institute Inc.
Stewart
STV Inc.
The Spectrum Companies
TowneBank
Truist
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Health
Wake Technical Community College
Westin Raleigh-Durham Hotel
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
Town of Holly Springs
Triangle J Council of Governments

RTA Bronze members
Accuro
Alfred Benesch & Company
Atkins
Avison Young
Biogen
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Dewberry
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
HH Architecture
Highwoods Properties
McKim & Creed
PNC
Strada Architecture
Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Gold members

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

Omnia Gold