Member Briefing: October 28

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

Registration for two part RTA Annual Meeting is open and in full swing
Our 21st annual meeting — The State of Mobility 2023 — will be held in two parts, on consecutive Tuesdays in January 2023. On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, from 11 am to noon, we will hold part 1 / online only; part 2 / in person only will occur exactly one week later, on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023, from 11 am to 2 pm. For registration, sponsorship, and event information, please visit our event webpage. You will only need to register once to attend both parts. Please contact Jacob via email at with any questions.

RTA releases modular roundabouts report
In the last 20 years roundabouts have been successfully added to hundreds of intersections in North Carolina to improve safety and mobility. However, one challenge has been the construction cost. “Modular” roundabouts offer a novel way to implement these intersection improvements with significantly lower costs and impacts; the first one has now been installed in the western part of our state.  RTA Leadership Team member Bolton & Menk created a research report for RTA that summarizes the benefits and opportunities of modular roundabouts. We are releasing it today, and you can download it directly from this page:

Raleigh drives to the top of the rankings
Earlier this month, Raleigh was named the best place to drive in America — or at least the most friendly to drivers. WalletHub ranked cities by 30 “driver friendliness” indicators, ranging from fuel prices to hours of congestion to cost of ownership. This week’s RTA blog delves into the rankings, which also had Durham in the top 1/3 of all cities.

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to regional business leadership on mobility.

Let’s get moving,

RTA Executive Director

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