Amtrak passengers in North Carolina will have a new option for reaching their final destinations. The Last Mile program enables rail passengers to easily transfer to local public transportation services after alighting from the train.
A partnership between the North Carolina Department of Transportation Rail Division and 11 transit operators, the program offers passengers on the Piedmont and Carolinian trains a free transit pass good for travel in select cities.
“The transit pass will help connect travelers safely and efficiently to their next destination,” said Debbie Collins, director of NCDOT’s Public Transportation Division, in a statement. “This option also offers a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly transportation alternative that reduces congestion on roadways.”
Participating transit agencies are:
- Go Durham
- Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation
- Greensboro Transit Authority and Higher Education Area Transit
- High Point Transit System
- Rowan Transit System
- Salisbury Transit System
- Concord Kannapolis Area Transit
- Charlotte Area Transit System
Sponsored by NCDOT and operated by Amtrak, the NC By Train Piedmont and Carolinian trains provide daily service between Raleigh and Charlotte. The Last Mile program begins on March 18.
Photo source: Amtrak