North Carolina DOT negotiates free bus transfer access for Amtrak users
Intra-state supported rail services delivered by Amtrak often have specially painted equipment denoting the state, such as this locomotive on the Piedmont run.
North Carolina is one of many states that funds intra-state railroad passenger service between many cities. California, Maine, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and others have comparable programs.
The NC DOT recently negotiated "last mile" agreements with local transit agencies so that train riders can transfer to local transit without paying an additional fee ("How transit partnerships will make your Raleigh-to-Charlotte train trip easier," Triangle Business Journal).
From the article:
The NC By Train transit pass will be available March 18 to passengers on the Piedmont and Carolinian trains in select cities for no additional charge.
VRE riders can ride to and from stations via Metrobus, Fairfax Connector, and Prince William County's Omniride for no additional charge.
Southern California's Metrolink rail system has a similar program.
Likely others do as well.
In any case, more transit agencies need to think about the value of such agreements to facilitate convenience and ease of use, thereby encouraging more people to take transit.