Regional Transportation Alliance


Up, Up, and Away: Air Service Development is Economic Development

(RTA blog)  One of the largest and most reliable economic engines we have is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) -- and every new transatlantic flight will generate $25 million in net regional economic spending.

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Great people doing great things together

(RTA blog)  As RTA members, we gain insight and understanding on areas of importance to our companies and associates – and on the RTA Leadership Team we build relationships with each other at a regional executive level in a way that few organizations can match.

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A capital improvement in transit

(RTA blog)  RTA supports the bipartisan process for refreshing the draft transit plan in Wake County, and that includes our ongoing support for a bus rapid transit-based approach. Our neighboring state capital to the north has embarked on a similar journey, and this weekend USDOT awarded Richmond with 50% federal funding for a new $50 million BRT line.

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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 2014 Chair

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Clymer Cease
RTA Immediate Past Chair

Clark Nexsen

Sam Nichols
Freeways and Streets Chair

First Citizens Bank

Tom Looney
RTA Regional Transit Chair


Bruce Sargent
RDU Air Service Chair

IBM Corporation

Randy Lickey
Higher Speed Rail Chair

Williams Mullen

Kathleen Bentley
Membership Development Chair

Fidelity Investments

Kerry Grace Heckle
Events and Engagement Chair

Rex Healthcare

Steve Brechbiel


Roger Friedensen

Forge Communications

Maeve Gardner


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