NCDOT and Transloc Trip Planning Partnership for Amtrak Service, North Carolina, 2016
5 minutes Date Enacted: Nov 2, 2016 Date Launched: Feb 1, 2017 Dates given are approximate.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has launched a pilot program with TransLoc to provide trip planning for Amtrak passengers to and from 9 stations across the state, including Raleigh, Durham, and Charlotte. Travelers select their train station in TransLoc’s Rider app, which then plans their route using Uber and public transit based on the train schedule. The partnership is intended to spread awareness of transit options, and to help riders solve the first-mile/last-mile program, according to NCDOT Rail Director Paul Worley.