Regional Transportation Alliance


Letter to the Editor by Tom Looney: Beyond Rail

A letter to the editor by RTA Regional Transit Chair Tom Looney printed in the News & Observer highlights the importance of evaluating bus rapid transit.

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Interstate 495 designation approved for US 64 freeway east of Raleigh

The I-495 corridor between I-440 and I-95 creates Raleigh's first direct Interstate highway link to the northern and mid-Atlantic states.  The I-495 designation for the US 64 freeway was announced on December 12, 2013 by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory in conjunction with the RTA 12th Annual Meeting.

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Gov. McCrory and Sen. Berger Honored By Regional Business Community at RTA 12th Annual Meeting

The Regional Transportation Alliance business leadership group will honor state leaders and hear remarks from Governor Pat McCrory and NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger at the RTA 12th Annual Meeting: The State of Mobility on Thursday, Dec. 12.

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RTA Transit Innovations Series

Session 6: Circulator Innovations and Addressing the Last Mile
Wednesday, April 16, 2:30 p.m. at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

At our most recent event, RTA made transit "personal"  -- and the business community "climbed aboard" urban gondolas -- to identify new transit innovations for our region.  (image courtesy VIA Architecture)

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Regional Calendar

Gold Members

Duke Energy
Forge Communications
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


Randy Lickey
Higher Speed Rail Chair

Williams Mullen

Kathleen Bentley
Membership Development chair

Fidelity Investments

Roger Friedensen

Forge Communications

Steve Brechbiel


Liz Rooks

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

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

Aaron Guyton

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