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Welcome New CAP Members!

Thanks for using sustainable travel options to get to UNC! If you haven’t registered for CAP for 2016-17, you can sign up here. Employees and students who take the bus, rideshare, bike or walk to campus can join CAP for free to receive great benefits, like discounts and prizes from local businesses.

Vanpool from the Triad to UNC

The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) is looking for UNC employees interested in joining or starting a vanpool from the Piedmont Triad region. Click here to register by September 2nd and ride to work for FREE next month, courtesy of UNC! 

Transit Route Changes

GoTriangle, Chapel Hill Transit, and UNC's P2P Express have made several route changes that affect service to UNC. Read below for details.

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Chapel Hill Transit and GoTriangle Updates

See list of Chapel Hill Transit service changes for CM, CPX, HS, HU, NU, and T routes. All changes effective August 15, 2016. See list of GoTriangle service changes, effective August 7, 2016.

P2P Updates

Point-to-Point implemented minor route adjustments to the P2P Express route, effective August 15, 2016. Buses will no longer serve Rosemary Street. See the new route here.

P2P will soon have real-time service and on-demand scheduling through TransLoc. Check back later in the fall at

New BreakShuttle Service

BreakShuttle will provide luxury motor coaches for UNC students to get home during school breaks. Service will be piloted during Thanksgiving Break 2016 to get to and from Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Wilmington, NC; Atlanta, GA; Richmond, VA; and Washington, DC.

New How to Ride the Bus Videos

Check out these new videos on how to plan your trip and ride the bus! Share with friends who are interested in giving PART a try. 

Take PART Survey to Win a Prize Pack

PART (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation) is collecting information to better understand how to communicate with the PART community. Please fill out this quick survey, and be entered in a drawing for a PART prize pack after the survey is complete. Deadline is August 31. Take the survey here.  



Drive a Vanpool, and Ride Free!

A vanpool leaving from the Cornerstone Shopping Center in Cary is searching for a new driver. This vanpool arrives on UNC’s South Campus at 7:30 a.m. and departs at 4:30 p.m. The current driver is retiring, so if you would like to drive a friendly group of UNC employees to work, you can ride free! Contact Tom Adams at or 919-637-2512 for details. 

Seats Now Available on Apex Vanpool

Three seats have opened up on the vanpool leaving from Apex (Beaver Creek Commons) to UNC 8:00-4:30. Contact for details.




On July 1, UNC closed the Zimride system in an effort to streamline ride-matching into one database, ShareTheRideNC. This website is currently under maintenance as we establish a connection to UNC's Onyen login system, but check back later this month to enjoy the new functionality.



Celebrate Bikes With Cyclicious

Come celebrate bicycle transportation on Friday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pit. Come take part in:

• Free bike checks

• Free bike lights and gear

• Bike registration with DPS

• Bike safety trivia – win prizes!

Cyclicious encourages people to ride their bikes more and drive less! 

New Bicycle Fix-It Station at UNC

Installed in the southwest corner of Greenlaw near the Pit, this Fix-it station includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. Read more

Inverted-U bike racks have replaced the wave racks as part of the Pit Renovation project. 

BACH Meeting

The Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill (BACH) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, August 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe, 431 W Franklin St. BACH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cycling in the town of Chapel Hill and advocating for the needs and accommodations for cycling in town. 

Fix-A-Flat at Summer Streets

The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition is hosting a fix-a-flat workshop at Summer Streets on August 28 from 11 am to 1 pm. Come on out, bring your bike, learn how to fix a flat tire, and more!

Chapel Hill Launches Mobility and Connectivity Plan

Join us Sept. 6! Where do we need new bike lanes, sidewalks, and improvements?

The Town of Chapel Hill wants your input in developing a Mobility and Connectivity Plan that will recommend sidewalk priorities, connections to significant destinations, close gaps in walkability, and encourage healthier and more active behavior in residents and visitors. Residents are asked to provide input on the plan's goals and objectives, and its vision statement. Read more here. 



New Zipcars 

Zipcar has added a Ford C-Max behind the Public Safety building, so now Zipcar members can reserve a hybrid vehicle at just $7.50 per hour ($8.50 for weekends). A Zipcar has also been added to Baity Hill! 

Free Annual Membership

UNC Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) members can now join Zipcar for free! Sign up for the free membership at and join CAP at The regular membership rate for students and employees is $15 per year. Hourly rates start at $7.50 per hour (for Ford cars), with gas and insurance included.

Instant Join & Drive Available

Zipcar is implementing a much faster registration system, Instant Join & Drive, via the iOS/Android apps which allows members to register within minutes of applying and offers a monthly driving plan or occasional driving plan.

CAP Merchants


Welcome New Vendor!

CAP discount cards can now be used at The Egg and I for $2 off any breakfast or lunch entree. CAP discounts continue at these local businesses.

Coffee Workshops 

Carrboro Coffee Roasters, which provides CAP discounts at Caffé Driade and Open Eye Cafe, is hosting coffee tastings, talks, and workshops at Open Eye Cafe. Check out their upcoming events.

Traffic & Parking


Football Transportation and Parking

Football Event operations will be in effect on all UNC Football home game Saturdays this fall including September 17 and 24, October 8, November 5, 19, and Friday November 25.

Parking for Other UNC Events

When parking on campus, be sure to check the entrance of the lot for signage indicating if the spaces have been reserved for events.

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