Member Briefing: October 13

Celebrating a new primary runway…

Our friends at RDU celebrated another huge win on Wednesday, October 11th. RDU held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new, longer, primary runway 5L-23R.

While our existing primary runway has had a long and storied history in service to our region, it is time for an update to the most important two miles of pavement in our growing community. More in this week’s blog.


… Emphasizing that “the letter-writing campaign will continue.”

During the event, RDU President and CEO Michael Landguth thanked the regional business community for the ongoing letter writing campaign which has helped deliver more than $100m in federal support thus far. Landguth noted that the work will not be done until RDU has maximized our fair share in federal funding assistance for the runway.

I spoke with N&O reporter Richard Stradling at the event about runway, noting that “The letter-writing campaign will continue; we’re going to be nice and continue to politely do it, because the need is still there.”

If your company would like to write an additional letter of support for the runway — or perhaps write one for the first time — you can find an updated, simplified template on our website. Please let me or Jacob know if you have questions about the ongoing campaign.


Let’s get moving,

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director

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