- The Queen City-Coastal Connector intercity bus service is expected to begin tomorrow, July 1. This service will be operated by Horizon Coach Lines and will service Wilmington, Whiteville, Lumberton, Fayetteville, Laurinburg, Rockingham, Wadesboro, Monroe and Charlotte.The Queen City-Coastal Connector will provide bus service between Charlotte and Wilmington, extending the bus service now operating between Charlotte and Fayetteville. One trip will operate between Charlotte and Wilmington in each direction every day. Route and fare information can be found here. Intercity bus services are fixed-route, scheduled services that provide long-distance transportation between North Carolina cities, as well as connections to the national intercity bus system. Eight intercity bus routes serving communities throughout the state receive federal, state and local funds to provide transportation between rural and urban areas.The NCDOT Public Transportation Division awards grant funds to local public transportation systems. These grants enable systems to provide people in all 100 counties access to education, job opportunities and health care.For more information on grant programs through the Public Transportation Division of NCDOT, as well as transit systems that serve the public throughout the state, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit.