Ep. 4 – Regional Transportation Alliance

Our series on the Wake County Transit Plan continues. This time, we spoke with Joe Milazzo, a member of
the Regional Transportation Alliance.

You can read his bio.

Here’s the Wake Transit Plan again.

The RTA’s page about the Wake Transit Plan.

Garner Council Supports Transit Plan

Excerpt from the listener email we read at the start of the show:

“During the first episode, I heard the word ‘transit’ used synonymously with ‘transportation.’ It’s just semantics, but in the transportation planning and engineering industry, transit refers solely to buses, subways, light rail, streetcar, etc. Transit is a public service that moves many people. Transportation, on the other hand, encompasses all modes of travel including transit, and I think transportation is really the theme of your podcast instead of just transit. Raleigh’s most recent transportation bond (2013) funded roadway improvements which included street widenings, sidewalks, bike lanes, and streetscaping. However, the upcoming transit bond, if passed, will solely generate revenue for bus service and bus stop improvements. It’s a minor detail, but an important one.”

Thanks again, Trung, for helping us with that!