“Transport, more than anything, changes a place” -John Betjeman
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railway line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States. Owned primarily by Amtrak, it runs from Washington, D.C. through Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City to Boston. Northeast Corridor Transit (NECT) is a holistic project to unify the region’s infrastructure, economy, and society through public transportation. Our primary focus is to transform the Northeast into the country’s first “car-optional” region. Each job, university, and shopping district that becomes easily accessible by public transportation increases the chances that people will choose to live near the Northeast transit network.
Currently, public transportation in the Northeast is complex, inefficient, and fragmented. NECT aims to provide people who live in and travel to our region with a “one-stop shop” for all transit information and resources. Further, NECT seeks to become a leading advocate for better public transit along the Northeast Corridor, which is the most densely populated area of the United States.