The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NDOC) Rail Division is launching 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 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.
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.