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.  (9 am – networking; 10 am – program begins)
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
  • John Vine-Hodge – NCDOT Integrated Mobility Division; Deputy Director – Planning and Programming
  • 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.



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

Upcoming RTA brunch dates:

RTA Transportation Brunch 2024:  Accelerating Multimodal Freeways in the Metropolitan Triangle
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
9 am – 11:30 am
Westin RDU Airport in Raleigh

RTA Transportation Brunch 2025
date TBD


Most recent prior RTA annual breakfast events:

RTA Transportation Breakfast 2023:  Launching BRT Across the Triangle
held on Friday, July 21, 2023:  click here for more information

RTA Transportation Breakfast 2022:  Celebrating Innovation in Life Science and Transportation
held on Friday, July 22, 2022:  click here for more information

RTA Transportation Breakfast 2021:  The Future of Business Travel and RDU
held on Friday, July 9, 2021:  click here for more information

Regional Leadership Team

RTA Gold Members
Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy
First Citizens Bank
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty
Martin Marietta
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Raleigh Chamber
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Smith Anderson
The SunRock Group
United Therapeutics
Wake County Economic Development  (EDGE6)
Wetherill Engineering, Inc

RTA Silver Members
AT&T North Carolina
Bolton & Menk
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Chatham Park / Preston Development
Coastal Federal Credit Union
CSL Seqirus
Dominion Energy
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First National Bank
Forge Nano
Fox Rothschild LLP
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
ms consultants, inc.
North Carolina State University
Novo Nordisk
RTI International
SAS Institute Inc.
STV Inc.
The Spectrum Companies
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
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
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Town of Cary
Town of Morrisville
Town of Holly Springs
Triangle J Council of Governments

RTA Bronze members
Alfred Benesch & Company
Avison Young
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
HH Architecture
Highwoods Properties
McKim & Creed
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