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Chapel Hill Transit Routes Return to Skipper Bowles Drive

Transit routes will resume normal service on Skipper Bowles Drive on Saturday, February 4. All bus stops on Skipper Bowles Drive will be open.

Hot Tea & Tales at UNC Hospitals

Have a cool or interesting thing happen to you on your alternative commute? Enjoy not driving alone? Want free tea? Join Go Chapel Hill and CAP at the UNC Children's Hospital Lobby on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 11-1 and tell your transportation tale. Warm winter gloves and commute information will be available!

Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)

The CTP lists proposed future transportation improvements in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. The DCHC Metropolitan Planning Organization board is accepting feedback until February 24.

Chatham County Comprehensive Plan

Chatham County residents, there will be meetings Feb 21-23 seeking public input for future policies and funding related to transportation and other topics. Get more details on the meetings and provide feedback at their website

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Transit

 

Free TransLoc App Offers Real-Time Transit Tracking

As a reminder, you can track your bus online with the TransLoc real-time tracking app, which is available for free download on Apple and Android devices. There is also a browser-based version so you can check how close your bus is on time before you leave. 

New Bus from Siler City

As of January 3, the CT Express, formerly known as the Pittsboro Express (PX), will serve Siler City and offer direct service to UNC. The CT express will continue to accept the free PX pass, available through CAP, until August 14, 2017. See the CT Express schedule

Electric Buses for Chapel Hill Transit

As part of a recent grant award from Duke Energy, Chapel Hill Transit will purchase an electric bus by no later than December 31, 2017. The funding is related to the Consent Decree Duke Energy entered on October 20, 2015, that requires them to implement environmental mitigation projects in NC to reduce vehicle emissions or reduce use of fossil-fueled electricity generation. 

Vanpool

 

Siler City Vanpool Seats Available

A vanpool departing from Siler Crossing, US 64, has an available seat. It arrives at UNC at 7:45 a.m and departs UNC at 5 p.m. Seats are available on several other vanpools as well. See full details for UNC vanpools here.

Carpool

 

Free Ride-Matching and Prizes

Use your UNC login to sign up for ShareTheRideNC for carpooling to events, trips, or work. Employees can track their trips to get GoPerks!

Bike/Walk

 

Carrboro Bicycle Coalition Meeting

The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition will be meeting Wed., Feb 8, at 7pm in the back room of the Open Eye Cafe. 

Zipcar

Keep a Zipcar overnight starting from $35 plus tax. You’ll get wheels from 6pm to 8:30am (Monday to Thursday). That's over a $100 savings from the day rate! Get started here.

CAP Merchants

 

New Ben & Jerry's Pint Slices

Check out a delicious new product from Ben & Jerry's and see what people are raving about! The 15% CAP discount applies to the Pint Slices, which are $4.25 each, 3 pack for $9.99. Call ahead to your Ben & Jerry's store to see if Pint Slices are available as they are currently rolling out nationwide. 

Fleet Feet Carrboro & Durham

Join Fleet Feet Carrboro & Durham for an upcoming training program! These programs are built with your running and walking experience level, interest and goals in mind. You will benefit from two coached and supported workouts each week, enjoy the camaraderie of the group, and learn more about training techniques to make you a more confident runner and walker. UNC Commuter discount available. Email nora@fleetfeetcarrboro.com with any questions. 

New YourMechanic Discount

YourMechanic is now offering $10 off services to CAP members with a promo code (email CAP for the code). CAP members can use their CAP discount card for many local discounts and are automatically entered into monthly prize drawings donated by CAP merchants.

2017-18 Prizes and Discounts

In a few month's time CAP will begin soliciting donations for prizes or discounts for the 2017-18 academic year. Do you know any local businesses who would be interested? Do you have any suggestions for solicitations? Let us know by sending us an email at cap@unc.edu.

Traffic & Parking

 

Transportation & Parking Updates

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Event Parking

Basketball event operations will be in effect for all UNC Men's and Women's Basketball home game days. When parking on campus, be sure to check the entrance of the lot for signage indicating if the spaces have been reserved for events. See event parking information here.

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