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Thanksgiving Break Transit Schedules

Chapel Hill Transit, GoTriangle, PART, Robertson Scholars, and Chatham Transit will be closed on Thanksgiving (Thurs. 11/24). Read below for more holiday schedule updates. During UNC-recognized holidays, all non-reserved and non-event on-campus parking spaces are open. Happy Thanksgiving!

Orange Public Transportation Accepting GoPass

Orange Public Transportation is now accepting the GoPass on the Orange Chapel Hill Midday Connector.  

Email Lists For Transit Riders

GoTriangle has created a new email list. Riders can now sign up for GoTriangle's transit alerts. For Chapel Hill Transit, sign up for CH Transit service updates (under the News section). For PART updates, sign up for PART's email list or text “PART” to 55469.

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Chapel Hill Transit Thanksgiving Break Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit services will operate on the following schedule for Thanksgiving:

• Thursday, 11/24 – No service.

• Friday, 11/25 and Saturday, 11/26 – Only Saturday routes: CM, CW, D, FG, JN and T (No 420, U or NU routes) and Tar Heel Express. EZ Rider will operate from 8:15 a.m. – 6:52 p.m.

Safe Rides will not operate Thanksgiving week but will resume on Thursday 12/1.

GoTriangle Thanksgiving Break Schedule

GoTriangle regional, express, and shuttle routes will not operate on Thursday, 11/24. On Friday 11/25, only routes 100, 300, 400, 700 & 800 will operate using Saturday/Sunday schedules. Please see this service alert for more information.

Robertson Scholars Express Service Calendar

The RSX will not provide service on Nov. 23-27 and Dec. 20-Jan 10. See this service alert for more information.

PART Thanksgiving Break Schedule

On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday 11/24) all PART Express Bus routes are closed except Rt. 5 Amtrak Connector. All service resumes Friday 11/25. Piedmont Transit Resources call center will be closed on 11/24 but open on 11/25. Call PART at (800) 588-7787.

PART recently developed a video showcasing the PART rider experience. Riders from Routes 1, 2, 3, and 4 were interviewed. Watch the video here!

Chatham Transit Thanksgiving Break Schedule

Chatham Transit will be closed on November 24 and 25.

Skipper Bowles Drive Closure Extended

The closure on Skipper Bowles Drive has been extended to February 3, 2017. Chapel Hill Transit is implementing a detour for the CM, N, RU, U, and Weekend U routes, due to the partial closure of Skipper Bowles Drive. For more information read here. For future notices, sign up for email alerts (click “CH Transit Service Updates” under News). 



UNC Vanpool Seats Available

Seats are available on several vanpools providing service to UNC. See full details for UNC vanpools here.

• Apex: Meets at Beaver Creek Commons, arrives at UNC at 7:40 am and departs at 4:40 pm. Contact Jeff Campbell at

• Burlington/Graham: Meets at Fellowship Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church, arrives at UNC at 7:15 am and departs at 4:15 pm. Contact Leanne Shook at

• Graham: Meets at PART Park & Ride, arrives at UNC at 7:10 am and departs at 4:20 pm. Contact Deannie Holt at

• Graham: Meets at Riverside Baptist, arrives at UNC at 8 am and departs at 4:30 pm. Contact Terri King at

• Mebane: Meets at Lowes Foods, arrives at UNC at 8 am and departs at 4:30 pm. Contact Cathy Cornett at



Free Ride-Matching and Prizes

Check out ShareTheRideNC for carpooling to events, trips, or work. Employees can track their trips to get GoPerks!



Lighten Up

Daylight Saving Time started November 6. Make sure you're visible! Lighten Up is a campaign dedicated to helping bicyclists and walkers to become more visible in low light. See changes to NC's bike laws! Read more here.

Bike Ballet at the Holiday Parade

Join local cyclists at the annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 10! Participants begin lining up at Morehead Planetarium at 9:30 a.m. and end at Carrboro Town Hall. Ride or walk along with the group! If you want to join the Bike Ballet, come to rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 3. See the calendar event here



Take Zipcar Home for Thanksgiving

Zipcars can be rented for up to 7 days! Take a car from UNC's campus to wherever you need to go. Rates include gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles free per day. Read more information here

CAP Merchants


Fleet Feet Sports Offers Training Programs

Fleet Feet Sports offers supportive, fun, and empowering workouts to help get you moving. Sign up for 4 and 10 mile training beginning January 2017. For more information check out their Training Program offerings. CAP members get $10 off registration! Email for a coupon code.

Remember Your Discounts

CAP members can use their CAP discount card for local discounts and are automatically entered into monthly prize drawings donated by CAP merchants.

Traffic & Parking

Skipper Bowles Drive Closure

UNC Facilities Services is conducting emergency steam tunnel repairs that will force the closure of a segment of Skipper Bowles Drive to through traffic through Feb. 3, 2017.

Basketball Transportation and Parking

Basketball Event operations will be in effect for all UNC Men's and Women's Basketball home game days.

Football Transportation and Parking

Football Event operations will be in effect for all UNC Football home game Saturdays this fall including 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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