Member briefing: November 22, 2019

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition — the voice of the regional business community on transportation.

Let’s give thanks for RDU and please offer feedback
The only thing that I like better about RDU Airport than its many flight offerings and campus aesthetics is the quality of the professional staff. The regional business community is indebted to their sacrifice of time and commitment of service to the region.

You likely know that RTA has an active task force that is supporting RDU’s efforts to continue to serve our growing community for decades to come. The task force is grappling with emerging funding challenges which, if unresolved, will constrain growth and opportunity in our market, and make the flying experience far less pleasurable.

I would like your feedback on the following question: if RDU Airport were not able to continue to grow with the community by having insufficient gate, security line, roadway, or parking capacity— would that impact your business, and if so, in what way? Please give me your thoughts before you leave for the holiday on this vital issue, and let me know if you need more information.

Learn about The Road Not Taken
In the transportation and travel realm, there is a phrase called “Transportation Demand Management” or TDM. Under TDM, the goal is to adjust travel demands to bicycling, walking, bus transit, vanpooling, or carpooling modes — or to “teleworking,” which eliminates the commuting trip — to relieve congestion during peak periods and/or overall automobile travel. We have a brief blog on TDM in this week’s Thursday Thoughts at 3; you can learn more about the topic here.

Thank you for your engagement in the voice of the regional business community on transportation! 

Let’s get moving,

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director

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