Seamless Transfer between
If the terminus for the South Corridor light rail is somewhere other than the downtown Pineville area, it would break a seamless transfer between these two rail modes. While it may be true that a transfer could be placed at some point further north, such as Arrowood Road, for example, this would require passengers desiring to stop at locations between Pineville and Arrowood to back-track to reach their destination. This would simply not be acceptable to commuters.
Therefore, CEMT believes that the only alignment that works in the South Corridor is one that allows for a transfer in downtown Pineville, or some point a short distance above or below.
A transfer between regional and light rail does not involve a large parking lot and would in no way congest downtown Pineville. It simply involves people getting off one train, walking across a platform, and getting on another train.