Its Danish manufacturers hope that showing off the Flexliner will endear it to transportation officials.
Today it will go from Raleigh to Fayetteville; yesterday 4,000 people in Cary came out for a 15-minute free ride to Apex.
The Flexliner is self-propelled and does not require a locomotive. While its sleek new design is attractive, the main goal is to offer motorists an alternative to Triangle traffic.
The Department of Transportation has funding for the project. A high-tech train of some design, Danish or not, is expected to be here permanently in the year 2004.