Member Briefing: November 11

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

The election is behind us — so what is ahead for transit
RTA believes that the future of regional/commuter rail and an enhanced Freeway And Street-based Transit (FAST) network can and should occur sooner than 10+ years from now — on both the NCRR (Raleigh/Cary/RTP/Durham) and “S line” (Wake Forest/Raleigh/Cary/Sanford) rail corridors and our expanding, multimodal freeway system. Read more in this week’s blog.

BRT and extensions — learn more, have your say
Our region’s first BRT line will go under construction in a matter of months, with 3-4 others to follow within the next few years. Fortunately, the region’s transit planners are already looking ahead to the future of BRT, and they have created a study — partially funded by RTA — that would create two BRT extensions that will overlap and extend the Wake BRT southern and western corridors into Johnston and Durham counties, respectively.

You can learn more about the Wake BRT corridors via an online open house going on right now; you can also learn about Wake BRT extension study proposals here and offer comments during the next month by sending an email to


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

Let’s get moving,

RTA Executive Director

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