NC By Train Launches Transit App Pilot Program to Make Travel Easier

App users can provide their location and find nearby transit stations

NC By Train Launches Transit App Pilot Program to Make Travel Easier
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November 2, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division has announced 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 tracks buses in real time—commuters will now be able to use an app on their smartphone to plan their trip from home to the NC By Train station, and vice versa.

App 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 Apple iTunes or the Google Play store (for Android users).

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.