Raleigh - The N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division is pleased to announce the launch of a three-month pilot program that offers commuters an additional option to help get them home from the train station without using their car.
In partnership with TransLoc, a North Carolina-based transportation technology company that helps riders plan trips and track buses in real time, commuters will now be able to use the TransLoc application on their smart phones to plan their trip from home to the NC By Train station. Users can provide their location and find nearby transit stations, including rail, or even book an Uber ride within the app to get to their next stop.
"NCDOT is committed to finding additional ways of making riders aware of available transit options," said Paul Worley, Rail Division director. "The launch of this pilot program is part of our commitment to finding additional, quality ways of bridging the gap of the last mile' between the train station and your destination."
Currently, the tool is available in the Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte areas. Users can download the TransLoc Rider app in the Apple iTunes or Google Play stores.
The Piedmont and Carolinian trains are sponsored by NCDOT and operated by Amtrak. The trains provide daily service to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, nine other North Carolina cities and the Northeast.