Following the Sports Marketing Discussion, Joe Milazzo, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Alliance, took the stage to discuss transportation in the region. Milazzo briefly discussed the goals and mission of the Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) which is to deliver business leadership to get the region moving faster.
“RTA’s priorities for the market are to accelerate Interstate 540 to I-40, identify funding for Raleigh’s airport, advocate for a fast, enhanced transit, promote freeway congestion relief, advance innovative mobility solutions, and support sustainable funding for surface transportation,” said Milazzo. He touched base on RTA’s goal to better the roads and highway systems throughout the region.
“Not building transportation infrastructure and hoping it will all work out is a recipe for disaster,” said Milazzo. He concluded the transportation discussion with a reminder to attendees that planning and a proactive approach are critical in constructing roads to improve traffic conditions.
Thank you to the following sponsors: Dominion Energy (Presenting Sponsor); S.B. Ballard Construction Company (Bag Sponsor); VisitNorfolk (Opening Reception and Dinner Sponsor); Principle Advantage (Mayor’s Reception Sponsor); Williams Mullen (Dinner Sponsor); PNC (Luncheon Sponsor); Safelight Auto Glass, James White (Scholarship Sponsor); Cox (Supporting Sponsor).