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 chtransit.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Discount Card
Use your CAP discount card at these local businesses, and thank them for supporting sustainable transportation!
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.
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