Member Briefing: June 10 , 2022
- June 10, 2022
- Posted by: Jacob Rigg
- Category: Member briefing
Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation.
Virtual seats available for GoTriangle’s 2022 Golden Modes Webinar
This coming Tuesday, June 14th, GoTriangle is presenting a webinar entitled “Golden Modes” starting at 2:00pm. Be sure to RSVP if you plan on attending, by close of business this Monday June 13th.
This one-hour virtual event features elected officials, NCDOT leadership, and more discussing economic equity, sustainable transportation, and travel options in the Triangle. The connections between transportation options and economic mobility affect our communities more than some may realize. Some key speakers are:
- Governor Roy Cooper, who will speak to how sustainable transportation requires more than electric vehicles;
- Keynote Speaker Julie White, Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, will share how the availability of transportation choices impacts the financial sustainability of the area’s poorest households as well as attracting and retaining major employers in the Triangle;
- Raleigh City Councilmember Jonathan Melton, who will speak to increasing equity in future transportation plans; and
- Commuters and GoTriangle staff will highlight the use of existing travel options and the reduction in emissions by employees across the Triangle.
Alternative to the NC Fuel Tax Seeks Participants for Pilot Study
RTA supports the efforts to replace the increasingly inefficient and insufficient NC fuel tax with a more sustainable source of revenue. While RTA continues to advocate for a vehicle registration-based access user fee (e.g., one flat fee on every vehicle) as our primary recommended replacement for the motor fuels tax, we remain open to any method that would be fair, sustainable, and broadly acceptable. One potential solution that continues to gain interest and interest is a Mileage-Based User Fee (e.g., a fee based on how many miles driven).
This week’s blog speaks to an east coast coalition that is exploring a mileage based fee, including the launch of a pilot that you can be a part of. If you or a member of your organizations are interested in participating in a nation-wide pilot of a mileage-based user fee pilot, please email Jacob within the next two weeks to get registered.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to regional business leadership on mobility.
Let’s get moving,
RTA Executive Director