RTA June 2024 Richmond QuickTour

RTA June 2024 Richmond, Va. QuickTour
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m  (duration of formal tour program in Richmond; see agenda below)

The RTA June 2024 QuickTour to Richmond, Va. is an opportunity to visit a nearby peer city for quick, intentional field visits of a freeway cap, BRT, and other multimodal infrastructure.

Register here! The regional business community believes that the June 2024 RTA QuickTour to Richmond, Va. will inform conversations on:

  • Multimodal freeway caps
  • BRT (bus rapid transit; “buses resembling trains”)
  • Walkable, transit-oriented development
  • Zero fare transit policy
  • Intercity passenger rail
  • Urban trails
  • Accelerating and scaling community development


RTA June 2024 QuickTour – summary working agenda

  • 9:30 am – Arrival and registration in Richmond, Virginia
  • 10:00 am – RTA tour program begins / welcome, introductions, overview
  • 11:15 am – Field visit to Kanawha Plaza
  • 12:30 pm – Working lunch, including freeway cap, BRT, TOD, intercity rail
  • 2:00 pm – Field visit to Pulse BRT
  • 3:00 pm – Closing reception; tour closing remarks and next steps
  • by 4 pm – Formal RTA tour ends
  • after closing reception:  optional walking tour of T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge

The program agenda above does not include travel time from North Carolina to Richmond.

NOTE:  The tour will involve a few walking segments; rarely will those be longer than 15 minutes in duration.


RTA June 2024 QuickTour – partial list of speakers and organizations

From metropolitan Richmond:

  • Adrienne Torres, Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), chief of staff
  • Dironna Moore Clarke, City of Richmond, office of equitable transit and mobility
  • Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority (RMTA)


From the metropolitan Research Triangle:

  • Leonardo Williams, mayor of Durham
  • Joe Milazzo, RTA, executive director




RTA June 2024 QuickTour – sponsors

  • Williams Mullen
  • Kimley Horn
  • Town of Cary


Contact Jacob Rigg at 919.664.7062 or jacob@letsgetmoving.org if you would like to sponsor the tour. See below for more information.



Registration pricing

  • $175 – RTA member
  • $ 95 – Public sector partner
  • $ 95 – Non-profit partner
  • $300 – General pricing

Note:  Pricing above includes mid-morning snacks upon arrival, lunch, afternoon reception at tour ending location, and all tour programming and materials.

Note:  Travel from North Carolina to Richmond is not included in the above pricing.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. No refunds after June 11, 2024; however, substitutions are permitted through June 17.

Tour sponsorship pricing:

Tour sponsor:  $999

Tour sponsorships include recognition in advance of and during tour, and 3 registrations.

RTA membership is not required to sponsor the tour.


RTA QuickTour:  Confirmed attendees

  • Leonardo Williams, mayor of Durham
  • Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
  • Derrick Stanfield, City of Durham
  • Scott Whiteman, City of Durham
  • Michael Moore, City of Raleigh
  • Caroline Dwyer, Chapel Hill Transit
  • Brittany Edwards, Town of Cary
  • Kerry Harville, Town of Cary
  • Shelley Curran, Town of Cary
  • Maurice Jones, Durham County
  • Ellen Beckmann, Durham County
  • Travis Crayton, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
  • Nicole Thompson, Downtown Durham, Inc.
  • Heather Wilson, Downtown Durham, Inc.
  • Angelique Stallings, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Devin Brown, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Amey, Discover Durham
  • Samantha Kraushaar, Discover Durham
  • Cara Rousseau, Discover Durham
  • Tony Hall, Discover Durham
  • Jada Harkins Andrews, Discover Durham
  • Elisabeth Harper Wiener, Rotary Club of Durham
  • Megan Kimball, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Vinse Hines, GoTriangle
  • Will Letchworth, McAdams
  • Betty White, Kimley Horn
  • Ben Crawford, Kimley Horn
  • Sean Kane, Kimley Horn
  • Alex Culpepper, Sunrock Group
  • Michael Hogan, RTI International
  • Jacob Rigg, RTA
  • Joe Milazzo, RTA

Note:  Tour registration opened May 1, 2024. We will update this list as attendees register.


The Regional Transportation Alliance is the voice of the regional business community on transportation in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. RTA was founded by the chambers of commerce in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, and Chapel Hill in 2002.

RTA is a metropolitan, private-public partnership that drives consensus and action. More than 100 leading companies work in concert through the RTA alongside more than 25 member chambers of commerce across 13 counties in central and eastern North Carolina and a host of number of regional partners. RTA is a regional program of the Raleigh Chamber.

RTA delivers business leadership to get our region moving faster. Learn more at letsgetmoving.org.

Regional Leadership Team

RTA Gold Members
Duke Energy
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Raleigh Chamber
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Smith Anderson
The Sunrock Group
United Therapeutics
Wake County Economic Development  (EDGE6)
Wetherill Engineering, Inc

RTA Silver Members
Bolton & Menk
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Chatham Park / Preston Development
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Dominion Energy
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First Citizens Bank
First National Bank
Fox Rothschild LLP
Forge Nano
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Martin Marietta
ms consultants, inc.
North Carolina State University
Novo Nordisk
RTI International
SAS Institute Inc.
STV Inc.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Health
Wake Technical Community College
York Properties, Inc./McDonald-York Building Company

RTA Senior Regional Partners
Capital Area MPO
Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO
City of Durham
GoRaleigh / City of Raleigh
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Town of Cary
Town of Morrisville
Triangle J Council of Governments

RTA Bronze members
Alfred Benesch & Company
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
HH Architecture
Highwoods Properties
McKim & Creed
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Gold members

Thank you to our Omnia Gold, Sustaining Gold, and Gold members

Omnia Gold