• Intercity Bus

    ​The N.C. Department of Transportation recognizes the importance of providing intercity bus routes to connect communities across North Carolina.  NCDOT, in partnership with Intercity Bus providers, offers a safe, comfortable and affordable alternative to driving between major cities throughout the state. These services are scheduled with fixed routes that provide transportation between major North Carolina cities, as well as cities in South Carolina and Virginia.  Federal, state and local funding is provided to the intercity bus routes mapped below that serve communities by providing transportation between rural and urban areas.

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    Background on Current Routes

  • Timetable

    October 29, 2021Consultative Process Meeting for ARP and Traditional Intercity Bus Amounts
    November 12, 2021Applications Released
    January 1, 2022Applications Due
    March 2, 2022Board of Transportation Meeting Approval (Traditional Call Only)
    PendingFunds available for ARP 5311 Rural Call
    PendingFunds available for ARP 5311(f) Bus Operators Call
    PendingFunds available for Traditional​

  • 2021 Stakeholder Survey

    ​The NCDOT Public Transportation Division is seeking input and assistance to identify intercity bus needs that will promote ridership and connections to existing intercity services, develop new intercity bus services, and create linkages to other public transportation systems. To assist with this effort, NCDOT has contracted with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University to distribute the surveys and tabulate the results. NCDOT and ITRE will review the survey results to determine which regions of the state would potentially benefit from new, expanded, or reinstated intercity bus services. An opportunity will be provided later on to apply for funds to operate services in some areas identified as a high priority in the Intercity Bus Needs Assessment Survey and the associated Statewide Intercity Bus Network Plan. 

    On behalf of the NCDOT and the Principal Investigator for the Intercity Bus Needs Assessment, Jonah Freedman, I would like to invite you to participate in the following survey (see below link). Please note that additional background information on the survey is provided in the link, and the survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes.

    2021 Intercity Bus Stakeholder Survey

    Your feedback will be used to improve intercity bus services within North Carolina. Thank you in advance for your participation.​

  • General Resources

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