RTA winter 2022 Regional Leadership Tour to South Florida


RTA winter 2022 Regional Leadership Tour to South Florida
Presented by GoTriangle and the NC Railroad Company
Wednesday, January 26 – Friday, January 28, 2022

Registration is now open for the RTA winter 2022 Regional Leadership Tour to South Florida, presented by GoTriangle and the North Carolina Railroad Company, from January 26-28, 2022.

The regional business community and our honorary tour co-chairs look forward to welcoming business, elected, and transportation leaders from our extended region and beyond to South Florida in late January.

Our 13th RTA regional leadership tour will include a series of in-person briefings and field visits that will highlight mobility initiatives, innovations, and perspectives to inform our thinking, and our future.

Click here to register to attend or sponsor the tour.  See below for more information. For questions about registration, call 919.664.7011 or email Alicia Miller.

Honorary co-chairs of the RTA Winter 2022 Regional Leadership Tour:

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Mary-Ann Baldwin
Mayor of Raleigh


J. Eric Boyette
NC Secretary of Transportation

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Harold Hicks
RTI International
Chair-elect of the RTA

RTA invites you to learn, discover, share, and experience together in late January 2022. The regional business community will focus on regional commuter rail and intercity passenger rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), station design and development, greenway and linear park facilities, express managed lanes, autonomous travel and innovations, responses to climate change concerns, and more. The tour will be centered on Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties, including the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach.  Click here for a tour flyer, which includes a summary agenda on the reverse side.

“So excited about this opportunity to see commuter rail first hand with a successful model of the integration of land use and transit, as well as a great time to connect with new and old friends during the RTA winter 2022 tour to South Florida!” — Commissioner Sig Hutchinson, Wake County

Event sponsors

Presenting sponsors

North Carolina Railroad Company

Tour sponsors

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina


Tour Sponsor  ($2,000)

– Company name recognition on event webpage, promotional emails, and tour agenda
– Name and verbal recognition throughout 3-day tour
– Bypass waitlist for second attendee

  • Tour registration cost not included in sponsorship
  • Tour sponsors must be a member of the Regional Transportation Alliance

To sponsor: sign-up online here or email joe@letsgetmoving.org.


Please note the following tour registration policies:

During the initial registration period (now open, expected to continue through approx. December 10, assuming space remains):

  • Limit one (1) registration per private-sector RTA member company during the initial registration period
  • Public sector partners may register up to three (3) attendees
  • Additional attendees from RTA member and partner organizations can use the same registration link to request placement on the tour waitlist
  • Tour sponsors may bypass the waitlist and request registration for a second attendee (total two (2) attendees) during the initial registration period
  • Other interested attendees from non-RTA companies can also request placement on the tour waitlist
  • Registration is first come, first served under the policies above; space is limited and not guaranteed
  • All dates subject to change based on attendance, capacity, or other circumstances
  • See tour pricing below.

During the follow-up registration period (currently slated to begin on or around December 11, 2021, assuming space remains):

  • If space is available when the follow-up registration period opens, we will clear the tour waitlist, beginning with RTA members and partners, and then non-members
  • Registration will be first come, first served under the policies above; space is limited and not guaranteed
  • All dates subject to change based on attendance, capacity, or other circumstances
  • See tour pricing below.

Tour pricing

RTA winter 2022 Regional Leadership Tour to South Florida — pricing during early registration period

  • RTA members — each attendee $1995
  • RTA public sector partners — each attendee $1795
  • non-RTA members — each attendee $2495   (not available during initial registration period)
  • RTA member firms / South Florida offices*  – additional attendee $1495  (Florida residents only; excludes hotel accommodations) 

Tour registration includes 2 overnight hotel stays at group hotel in Fort Lauderdale (W and Th), welcome reception on Wednesday, all meals and snacks on Thursday, all meals and snacks through lunch on Friday, all transportation within South Florida during the tour (other than to/from airport), and all conference materials — plus excellent regional leadership conversations and insights. Airfare to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) or Miami International Airport (MIA) is not included; however, RTA event staff can provide guidance on flight options upon request. Attendees do not need to contact the group hotel (Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on Las Olas Blvd.) as RTA event staff takes care of these logistical arrangements for all participants.

Tour timing and agenda – Tour events will commence no earlier than 5 pm on Wednesday, January 26, and conclude no later than 3 pm on Friday, January 28.  Click here for a tour flyer, which includes a summary agenda on the reverse side.

To register: sign-up online here

Refund policy – No refunds after December 10, 2021. However, name changes within the same organization will be permitted after this date.

Please note:  RTA requests that all attendees of the RTA winter 2002 Regional Leadership Tour to South Florida be fully vaccinated.


* A note for RTA member firms with offices in South Florida:

  • Registered tour attendees may request an additional registration for a South Florida-based colleague. These registrations, which will only be available for Florida residents, will be limited to one additional representative per RTA member firm during the initial registration period, and will not include hotel accommodations.
  • See tour pricing above.

RTA membership

Interested in joining the region’s business leadership group for transportation? Contact us for information about RTA membership at sales@letsgetmoving.org.

Past RTA tours

RTA has held a variety of leadership briefings and tours since 2005. Click here for more information.

NOTE:  In early July 2021 we announced an expected date for the tour of February 2022. In mid-July 2021 we accelerated the timing of the tour to January 26-28, 2022. 

Regional Leadership Team

RTA Gold Members
Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy
FORGE Communications
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Raleigh Chamber
Red Hat, Inc.
Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Smith Anderson
Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
United Therapeutics
Wake County Economic Development  (EDGE6)
Wetherill Engineering, Inc

RTA Silver Members
AT&T North Carolina
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Chatham Park / Preston Development
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Credit Suisse
Dominion Energy
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First Citizens Bank
First National Bank
Fox Rothschild LLP
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Martin Marietta
Monteith Construction
ms consultants, inc.
North Carolina Railroad Company
North Carolina State University
Novo Nordisk
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
RTI International
SAS Institute Inc.
STV Inc.
The Special Event Company
The Sunrock Group
The Umstead Hotel and Spa
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Health Care / UNC REX Healthcare
Wake Technical Community College

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
Triangle J Council of Governments

RTA Bronze members
Alfred Benesch & Company
Avison Young
Bolton & Menk
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
CPL Architecture and Engineering, PC
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Highwoods Properties
McKim & Creed
Strada Architecture PLLC
Trinity Capital Partners
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
York Properties, Inc./McDonald-York Building Company

Gold members

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

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