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Carrboro Parking Study

Come to the Carrboro Elementary School Cafeteria to participate in a public forum to discuss the future of parking in downtown Carrboro. The forum will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11. For more information about the project follow the link below!

If you are unable to attend, please visit parkcarrboro.org to learn more about the parking study, and how you may contribute.

New Year, New Commute!

How about your New Year’s Resolutions? Promise to save money? Plan to be healthier? Want to lose weight? Now think about the time you spend in traffic. It’s a New Year. Try a New Commute to get more out of your time and save money. It’s not too late to get started on your resolutions, so head over to GoSmartNC.org/NewYear to learn more and don’t forget to track your commute!

Additionally, you can join a vanpool or start a new vanpool in February – March, and your first month is free! Any new rider may receive up to $100 towards the fare of a vanpool, leased by PART or GoTriangle. UNC employees and students are eligible, even if you have a parking permit. Simply fill out this form to get started!

Help Transit In Our Area, Enter To Win an iPad

GoTriangle is gathering data to better understand the parking and travel patterns in our area. The survey takes approximately 12 minutes to complete and will help us as we plan for our region’s transit needs. When you finish, you’ll also have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a 16GB Apple iPad.

If you are a student or employee at UNC, Duke, or NCCU please use this survey: https://rsgresearch.com/triangleparkinguniversity

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Transit

Want to be a GoTriangle Ambassador?

GoTriangle believes transit is a vital service to Triangle area residents and are looking for transit riders to help spread our message. The revamped Transit Ambassador Program is designed to teach volunteers how their local transit system works. While in the program, ambassadors can earn regional 31-day passes and more by helping others learn to use transit and volunteering with transit agency staff doing outreach in the community. Visit gosmartnc.org/ambassador for details.

Applications for the Transit Ambassador Program are due by February 22. For additional information, please contact Jeffrey Sullivan, Ambassador Program Coordinator, by phone, 919-485-7490 or email jsullivan@gotriangle.org.

#GoLoveNC

Love transit? GoTriangle is launching their #GoLoveNC campaign February 11. Get creative and share your feelings using #GoLoveNC. Your submission could win you a swag bag! Submission type is open (i.e. haikus, pictures, interpretive dance) and winners will be picked by Best in Visuals and Best in Written Word.

Transit Futures Public Information Meeting

The Town of Chapel Hill Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board will hold a public information meeting on public transit topics from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Council Chambers of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The meeting will provide information to the public on a wide range of public transit topics including current and future Chapel Hill Transit and GoTriangle transit services, the ongoing North South Corridor Study and continuing implementation of the Durham-Orange light rail corridor.

For more information, contact David Bonk, the Town of Chapel Hill’s Long Range and Transportation Planning Manager, at 919-969-5064 or dbonk@townofchapelhill.org.

PART Updates

Learn more about PART in their recently developed 30 second commercial about the PART Express bus system. The commercial will air on local news channels and can be viewed online.

On February 2, 2016, the Piedmont Transit Resources Call Center celebrated its six month anniversary. The call center is a regional program administered by PART in coordination with the City of High Point, Hi tran, and Davidson County. Since opening in August 2015, the Piedmont Transit Resources Call Center has handled over 44,000 calls. If you’ve got questions or comments, give them a call at 1-800-588-7787.

Vanpool

Join a New Forming Vanpool!

There’s a couple new vanpools trying to make their way to UNC. Coming from Greensboro or Mebane? Check them out for more information, or fill out this vanpool interest form to get started.

Carpool

Headed Out of Town For Spring Break?

Check out UNC’s private rideshare community. Log in at zimride.com/UNC and find other students heading your way! Zimride makes it easy to share the seats in your car with other UNC students by splitting the costs or catching a lift if you don’t have a car.

Bike

Chapel Hill Seeks Ideas for Estes Drive Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

The public input meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in the 1st Floor Conference Room, Town Hall.

The Estes Drive project is anticipated to include bike lanes and sidewalks on the north and south sides of Estes Drive and an off-road multi-use trail on the north side. Construction is expected to begin in late 2016. This is a stretch that has been prioritized from the Chapel Hill Bike plan. It will help begin to make a key route West from the Library and points near Whole Foods more reachable by bike.

Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill Update

BACH has a new meeting location, as well as a new meeting time. They will be gathering at Vimila’s Curryblossom Cafe, on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6.30 p.m. Join BACH for their next meeting February 24!

Zipcar

Get Ready for ZipMadness

This March, Zipcar will be turning a Zipcar parking space on campus into a basketball court giving you a chance to win free Zipcar for a year and a $100 gift card to ’47 Brand.

A Zipcar parking spot will look like the “paint” of a basketball court and the Zipcar sign on the spot will be converted into a basketball hoop! We will encourage you to take trick shots at the hoop and tag it #ZipMadness on Instagram. The picture with the most likes will win the free membership and gift card!

CAP Merchants

Become a Coffee Expert This February.

Sign up for Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ workshops to learn more about brewing and tasting coffee.

Traffic & Parking Alerts

Men’s Basketball Transportation and Parking

Women’s Basketball Transportation and Parking

Traffic and Parking for Other UNC Events

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