The State of Mobility 2023

The State of Mobility 2023:  RTA 21st Annual Meeting

January 31, 2023
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham-Research Triangle in Cary

Event sponsorships are available now — contact Joe Milazzo at 919.664.7065 or

Registration will begin later in 2022; call 919.664.7011 or

RTA 20th annual meeting, presented by the Research Triangle Foundation of NC
Thursday, November 4, 2021
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary

On November 4, 2021, the regional business community and around 200 members and partners celebrated at the RTA 20th Annual Meeting: “Strength in Numbers” — presented by the Research Triangle Foundation of NC. The hybrid (i.e., outside and inside) event at the Embassy Suites Raleigh/Durham/Research Triangle in Cary centered on the increasing numbers of members, partners, accomplishments, and opportunities for the organization and the region. The organization focused on 20 years of success and the strength needed to execute an Accelerated Metropolitan Mobility strategy for the Triangle’s future and received the annual RTA State of Mobility presentation.

RTA 20th annual meeting speakers included:

  • RTA 2001 chair Smedes York, York Properties  (RTA founding co-chair)
  • RTA 2001 chair Bob Ingram, Hatteras Venture Partners  (RTA founding co-chair)
  • RTA 2011 chair Clymer Cease, Clark Nexsen
  • RTA 2021 chair Mike Schoenfeld, Duke University    (current RTA chair)
  • RTA immediate past chair Maeve Gardner, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Ray Trapp, Research Triangle Foundation of NC  (RTA Omnia gold member and event presenting sponsor)
  • Joe Milazzo II, Regional Transportation Alliance

You can download the slides from the event, including the annual State of Mobility presentation, here.

Event sponsors -- RTA 20th annual meeting

  • Research Triangle Foundation of NC  (presenting sponsor)
  • Credit Suisse
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Highwoods Properties, Inc.
  • Town of Cary

Registration pricing -- RTA 20th annual meeting

  • RTA Gold members receive 8 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
  • Public-sector partner/elected official tickets are $45
  • No refunds after October 28, 2021
  • Note:  RTA reserves the right to limit event attendance at any time depending on pandemic conditions
  • Note:  pricing subject to change for The State of Mobility 2023: RTA 21st Annual Meeting

Sponsorship options

Presenting Sponsor ($5,000; restricted to RTA Sustaining Gold members)

  • 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 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

Sign-up online here to sponsor or email


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.

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
Bolton & Menk
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
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
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
CPL Architecture and Engineering, PC
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
HH Architecture
Highwoods Properties
McKim & Creed
Strada Architecture
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

Omnia Gold