"In the news: North Carolina continues moving ahead with work on a high-speed rail corridor. That's nice, for Charlotte. The service would connect the Queen City and Washington, D.C.
Isn't that the way it is, 'them that has, gets.' It's a fact that stares us folks here in the eastern part of the state in the face: there is no passenger rail service east of Interstate 95.
There has been some talk about initiating a state-operated passenger service between Wilmington and Charlotte, and maybe to Raleigh as well. So far, just talk.
There's been discourse among Wilmington leaders about an inter-modal transportation center. So far, just bickering. Without passenger train service, such a center basically is useless anyway. Parking is already fightin' precious in downtown Wilmington; besides, why would you drive downtown and ride a shuttle to the airport, when you could just go to the airport?