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CAP Registration Opens July 18

UNC students and employees who live off-campus and do not have an on-campus parking pass are eligible to register for the Commuter Alternative Program, which provides discounts for using alternative transportation options. Register on the CAP website beginning Monday, July 18.

Golden Modes Nominations Are Open

The Golden Modes are awards that recognize those committed to promoting sustainable transportation, improving our environment, and reducing traffic. Nominate an individual or company to commend their dedication to smart commuting! Winners will be recognized at the 2016 Golden Modes Award Ceremony in Chapel Hill on November 3rd. 

NCDOT Seeking Public Input

The NC Department of Transportation has launched a new online interactive portal specifically designed to collect public input on priorities, projects and concerns to guide the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Approved Transit Route Changes

Several routes including 400, 405, and CRX will have service changes beginning Sunday, August 7, 2016. See GoTriangle's website for details. Also, beginning in August, Chapel Hill Transit will make service changes to the A, CM, CW, CPX, HU, HS, NU, and NU-Saturday routes. Stay tuned to CHT's website for details.

PART Vanpool Discount

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation is offering a discount for vanpooling if you sign up by Friday, July 29. See the Vanpool section for more details.

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Chapel Hill Transit Updates

Beginning in August, Chapel Hill Transit will make service changes to the A, CM, CW, CPX, HU, HS, NU, and NU-Saturday routes. Summer break is ending soon and the weekend NU and U routes will resume on Saturday, Aug. 20. The weekday NU will resume on Monday, Aug. 22. The weekday A-Limited morning trips (7:14–9:44 a.m.) will resume on Monday, Aug. 22. Safe Ride routes will resume on Thursday, Aug. 25. Updated schedules will be posted at

New How to Ride 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 (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation) a try. 


PART Vanpool Discount

Save money on your commute with this exciting vanpool deal! Check out our new Vanpool Video to learn more about vanpooling. The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation has teamed up with UNC to offer one free month of vanpooling to new riders. New vanpool groups will also earn PART’s exclusive 4-3-2 Vanpool Discount reducing the cost of riding by 40% for the second month, 30% the third month, and 20% the fourth month.

PART has both 7 & 15 passenger vehicles available. Now is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and save. Start by answering a few questions about your commute so we can match you with potential vanpool partners in our UNC Vanpool Survey. This survey will close on Friday, July 29 after which we will follow-up with you regarding your transportation options.  

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.



UNC has streamlined the ride matching system into one database, ShareTheRideNC (instead of Zimride, which closed July 1). ShareTheRideNC organizes carpools for regular commuting and one time rides, vanpool matching, and bike buddies. Employees can also use Emergency Ride Home (ERH) and GoPerks. We are working on getting a connection to UNC's Onyen login system.


Bike Laws Talk 

Attend a free talk on NC's current bike laws, including new legislation and safety initiatives in Orange County and the state. The event is Monday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Carrboro Branch Library and has an event page on Facebook.

Chapel Hill Launches Mobility and Connectivity Plan

The Town of Chapel Hill wants your input in developing a Mobility and Connectivity Plan. Read more here.

Railroad Maintenance Affecting Bikeway

Upcoming railroad maintenance will affect the Libba Cotten bike path at crossings, causing momentary blocks as construction equipment moves. Work will begin on Monday, July 25, and continue for about two weeks. 


Use Zipcar for Summer Excursions 

Zipcar rates start at $7.50 per hour, and UNC students and employees can get a yearly membership for $15. Cars can be rented for up to 7 days - perfect for a trip to the beach. Read more here

CAP Merchants

CAP Discount Card

Use your CAP discount card at these local businesses, and thank them for supporting sustainable transportation!

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

Upcoming Summer Projects Affecting Traffic


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