Regional Transportation Alliance


Congratulate RDU on non-stop flight to Seattle and welcome Alaska Airlines

RTA Action/News: Seattle will become Raleigh-Durham International Airport's third non-stop flight to the West Coast, bringing Alaska Airlines to the Triangle and enhancing our competitiveness for international service. 

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Austin visit - lessons and ideas on transit

(RTA blog)  The RTA visited Austin this week to gain lessons and ideas on transit during the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce 2015 Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference.

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Celebrate groundbreaking of RTA’s top freeway priority

RTA Action/News: The Triangle Connector to I-85 broke ground yesterday to complete a north-south freeway corridor between US 1 South and I-85, linking with US 70, NC 147 and I-40.

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RTA Leadership Briefing & Tour

Sunday, April 26 -
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Austin, Texas

As part of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference, RTA will visit Austin, Texas to learn about transit, urban freeway innovations, and advancing air service. 

Follow along during our tour via #ICVLC15

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Regional Calendar

Gold Members

Duke Energy
Forge Communications
Fred Smith Company
Golden Corral Corporation
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Quintiles Transnational Corporation

RTA Steering Committee

Ed Paradise
RTA 2015 Chair

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Clymer Cease
RTA Immediate Past Chair

Clark Nexsen

Mike McBrierty
RTA Legislative and Policy Chair


Sam Nichols
RTA Freeways and Streets Chair

First Citizens Bank

Tom Looney
RTA Regional Transit Chair


Bruce Sargent
RTA Air Service Chair

IBM Corporation

Randy Lickey
RTA Higher Speed Rail Chair

Williams Mullen

Kathleen Bentley
RTA Membership Development Chair

Fidelity Investments

Kerry Grace Heckle
RTA Communications and Engagement chair

Rex Healthcare

Steve Brechbiel
RTA Membership Development Vice Chair


Roger Friedensen

Forge Communications

Maeve Gardner
RTA Legislative and Policy Vice Chair


Aaron Guyton

Fairway Outdoor Advertising

Liz Rooks

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

Jule Smith

Fred Smith Company

Howard Johnson

Cary Chamber of Commerce

Aaron Nelson

Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

Casey Steinbacher

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Harvey Schmitt

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Michael Schoenfeld
RTA Air Service Vice Chair

Duke University

Eric Braun
RTA Regional Transit Vice Chair

Golden Corral

Carmen Prevette
RTA Communications and Engagement vice chair

Duke Energy

Dave Byerley
RTA Higher Speed Rail vice chair

Branch Banking & Trust Co.

Pete Marino
RTA Freeways and Streets Vice Chair

Smith Anderson