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Welcome New CAP Members!

Thanks for using sustainable travel options to get to and from UNC! If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here. Take the bus, rideshare, bike or walk to campus and enjoy discounts and win prizes from local businesses.

GoTriangle (Triangle Transit) Route Changes

Routes 805, CRX, 301, 300X, 300, and DRX will have service changes beginning August 16, 2015. The CRX will have 2 additional trips at 6:30 a.m. from Raleigh and 3:30 p.m. from Chapel Hill.

Route 805 will be eliminating mid-day trips (10:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.) between Woodcroft and UNC. Alternative options for mid-day service include:

• Park at Southpoint Mall by the movie theater (or bike the ATT to the mall) and take route 800.

• Park at a local Park & Ride ($2/day) on Friday Center Drive and ride Chapel Hill Transit.

• Employees may use the GoTriangle Emergency Ride Home program.

For more details and other route changes visit

PART Route Changes

PART Route 4 Alamance Burlington Express will be adjusted to begin Downtown Greensboro at the Depot and will also begin serving Burlington at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Park & Ride Permit Prices

Beginning August 15, 2015, the fees for UNC’s daily and weekly Park & Ride permits will increase to $2/day and $6/week. Annual Park & Ride permit fees and weekly payroll deductions will remain the same for 2015-2016. The regional Park & Ride lots served by GoTriangle will remain free.

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UNC Employee Featured in Commuter Spotlight

One of our own, Jacqueline Gist, is featured in the GoTriangle Greenlights newsletter this month. She has never driven to campus or used on-campus parking as an undergraduate, graduate student or University Career Services employee. As a member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen for over 25 years, she has supported fare-free buses, sidewalks and bike paths.

See All Bus Stops on TransLoc

Bus schedules often only list the time points along the route, because it’s impossible to list the exact times for each stop along the route. However, you can see a list of all the stops and when the bus is arriving in real-time by visiting or by downloading the TransLoc smartphone app.


Tired of fighting traffic while commuting to UNC?

Let someone else do the driving for you! Vanpools coming from Cary, Graham, Mebane, and Siler City all have seats available. Check out the details of each vanpool to see which one might work for you.

New vanpool forming from Greensboro!

We’re looking for riders coming from the Four Seasons Mall area that will serve UNC’s main campus for a 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. shift (Mon-Fri). If interested, please fill out this form.


Drivers Wanted

That’s right. Drivers wanted. Even though we want you to walk, bike, and hop on a bus for your commute whenever and wherever you can, Share the Ride NC is the exception to this rule. In case you aren’t familiar, Share the Ride is a program focusing on helping people in the community find others to carpool with.

Go to our site and get paired with riders to start your new life as a Share the Ride driver.

Zimride to Class or Around Town

Zimride is an online ride-matching service that connects drivers and passengers within a private UNC network who are heading to the same area. It is free for students, faculty and staff to join the network and begin searching for matches or posting rides of their own at


Celebrate Bikes With Cyclicious

Come celebrate bicycle transportation on August 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pit. This annual event educates and encourages people to ride their bikes more and drive their cars less and remove barriers to biking as transport.

Come take part in:

• FREE bike checks

• Bike registration with DPS

• Helmet & bike fittings

• Biking routes & trails, shops, and organizations

• Bike safety trivia – win prizes!

Chapel Hill’s Cycling and Pedestrian Safety

Chapel Hill is working to make the community safer for travelers. Help us become a safer place to walk, bike and drive by traveling with care and paying attention. To comment on safety issues around the community, visit the WikiMap.


Calling all student leaders

Being a student leader means that new students will turn to you when they have questions. When they ask about how to get around campus and beyond, make sure to tell them to check out Zipcar. Zipcar is a service that gives students, faculty and staff round-the-clock access to shared cars at rates that start at just $7.50 an hour – gas and insurance included. The cars are self-service and live right on campus.

Grab a deal made just for student leaders like you! Get started at today and join for just $15, so you can see for yourself what Zipcar is all about. See you on the road soon!

CAP Merchants

Carrboro Coffee Workshops

Learn more about how to brew the perfect cup of coffee, or how your favorite baristas create that beautiful latte art at Carrboro Coffee’s workshops. To register or for more information, check out their schedule.

CAP Discount Card

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

Traffic & Parking Alerts

Skipper Bowles Drive Repaving

Traffic & Parking for Events

Fortify Project

Do you commute from Wake County to UNC? Check out for travel options or to request personalized assistance. Every car off the road helps to reduce traffic, accidents, delays and frustration. Any change is good, even if it’s just twice a month or once a week!

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