Town of Lexington
The Lexington Multi-Modal Transportation Station Area Plan was awarded $700,000 to plan for a multimodal transit station to connect Winston-Salem and surrounding municipalities to the Raleigh-Charlotte rail corridor, planned for service in 2015. The station will serve as a passenger rail stop and a hub for bus, taxi, bicycle and pedestrian networks and increase connectivity for residents of a city with an unemployment rate of 18 percent. The new station in Lexington will fill gaps in station availability between Greensboro and Charlotte, as well as Greensboro and Raleigh, and is a keystone to the region’s comprehensive transportation strategy. Planning for an intermodal station promotes transportation choices and economic competitiveness of the community, and it will build on a major federal investment in rail transportation in the region.