2020 Transportation Breakfast

A FAST vision for the TrianglePresented by Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Virtual event

Download the full presentation here
Watch the recorded webinar here

The 2020 RTA Transportation Breakfast — presented by the Research Triangle Foundation of NC — featured a presentation and discussion with the regional business community of the draft findings from two RTA-coordinated studies on enhanced regional transit.

Breakfast attendees received preliminary findings from the RTA FAST network study — funded by RTA in concert with GoTriangle and NCDOT — to develop a Freeway And Street-based Transit (FAST) network to link our region, complement upcoming bus rapid transit investments, and connect with RDU Airport as well as future commuter rail.

Business executives and transportation leaders also received preliminary findings of an RTA study on the potential expansion of zero fare transit in our market.

An executive business panel discussion followed the transit study presentations with speakers including:

  • Maeve Gardner, GlaxoSmithKline, RTA 2020 chair
  • Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank, RTA regional transit chair
  • Julia Wright, Dominion Energy, RTA policy chair
  • Pete Marino, Smith Anderson, RTA freeways chair
  • Scott Levitan, Research Triangle Foundation of NC, president and CEO
  • Joe Milazzo II, RTA, executive director – moderator

Event sponsors

Research Triangle Foundation of NC  (presenting sponsor)
Credit Suisse
Martin Marietta

Ticket information

  • RTA Gold 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.
  • RTA Standard members have 1 ticket included with their membership.
  • $95 – RTA member additional ticket.
  • $125 – Non-RTA member ticket.
  • $35 – Public-sector ticket rate for virtual event.
  • No refunds after July 30.

*Coronavirus registration note:  This annual event is traditionally held in-person and typically hosted by RTA Leadership Team member The Umstead Hotel and Spa. However, North Carolina will still be under coronavirus phase 2 restrictions in early August, which renders the in-person execution of our breakfast event impossible. Since we will conduct this event as a webinar on August 4, there are no longer any limits to the number of ticket purchases for this event.

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

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
  • 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

Click here to sponsor the event.

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.

RTA Leadership Team

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

RTA Silver Members
AT&T North Carolina
Brios Media
The Carolantic Fund
Chatham Park / Preston Development
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Credit Suisse
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First Citizens Bank
First National Bank
Fox Rothschild LLP
Martin Marietta
North Carolina Railroad Company
North Carolina State University
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
SAS Institute Inc.
Smith Anderson
The Special Event Company
STV Inc.
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
Triangle J Council of Governments

RTA Bronze members
Alfred Benesch & Company
AveXis, Inc.
Avison Young
Bolton & Menk
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Dominion Energy
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Highwoods Properties
McKim & Creed
Mott MacDonald
Parmer RTP
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