Free GoPass for Alamance Burlington Express
UNC employees and students commuting from the Triad area are eligible to ride FREE on PART Route 4 with the UNC GoPass! Commuters can now choose to take the PART bus or a PART vanpool. UNC will continue to offer $20/month towards vanpool fares. Park & Ride lots served by the PART bus and vanpools are FREE!
To obtain a GoPass or receive the vanpool subsidy, eligible commuters may register for the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP). If you currently have a parking pass and want to try the bus, fill out this form to request free day passes.
Update to GoTriangle Route 800 Printed Schedule
The printed schedules for route 800 show an erroneous 10:30 pm trip from Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals to the RTC. This trip is not currently offered and will be removed from GoTriangle materials. Please refer to the schedules at GoTriangle.org for accurate route information, and remember to sign up for GoTriangle rider alerts.
#ThinkTransit with GoTriangle
GoTriangle kicked off Think Transit month on September 8th. The purpose of Think Transit is to remind existing riders and to alert new ones to the benefits and joys that can come from transitioning from traveling in your car to traveling by bus, bike, carpool, or vanpool. Stay up to date on information about rider appreciation, transit employee information, Think Transit events, and more on the GoTriangle blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
Durham-Orange Light Rail Plan Public Information Meetings
Learn more about the proposed 17-mile Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project at public information meetings coming up soon. The light-rail line would serve 17 stations from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to Alston Avenue in Durham.
A public information session will be held September 19 from 2-5 p.m. at the Durham Station Transportation Center. Two formal public hearings are planned for Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m., at the Friday Center, and Oct. 1, 4-7 p.m., in the Durham County Commissioners chamber, 200 E. Main St., Durham.
Read the Draft Environmental Impact Statement at http://ourtransitfuture.com/ and send comments about the plan by Oct. 13 by email to email@example.com or mail to D‐O LRT Project – DEIS, c/o Triangle Transit at P.O. Box 530, Morrisville, NC 27560.
Spaces Available on the Apex Vanpool
Two spaces have become available in the Apex vanpool leaving from Lowe’s Home Improvement, Beaver Creek Commons this September. If you are commuting from Apex and would like more information about joining this vanpool, click here or email Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three spaces are available in the Graham vanpool leaving from the PART Park & Ride. If you are commuting from Graham and would like more information about joining this vanpool, click here or email Jackie at email@example.com.
Carpooling Saves the Environment
Use the UNC Zimride or ShareTheRideNC network to find a carpool to help the environment and yourself. Fewer cars on the road means reduced carbon emissions and improved air quality. It’s free and easy!
Get Involved with the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition
Interested in getting involved in bicycle advocacy? The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition (bikecarrboro.com) meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month in the back room of the Open Eye Cafe. The meetings start at 8 p.m., but come a half hour early to grab something to drink and to socialize. The meetings are open to all. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 11, join the ReCYCLEry, Carrboro Bicycle Coalition and Township of Carrboro for Kidical Mass at Carrboro Elementary (400 Shelton St., Carrboro, NC). It is a safe, fun group ride around town for kids and adults alike. There will be helmets, bikes, fruit and prizes. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. and the ride leaves at 3 p.m.
Kidical Mass is a safe, fun group ride around town for kids and adults alike. The family-friendly bike ride proceeds through the streets of Carrboro, with a shorter route for smaller children. Celebrate the fact that kids are traffic too.
Walk to School Day
On October 7, join thousands across the America for International Walk to School Day. It is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school. Check out this link for schools participating in Chapel Hill.
Reduced Annual Membership Rate
Beginning this semester, student, faculty and staff’s annual membership rate will decrease to $15 per year ($10 savings per year). Zipcar will continue to waive the application fee for all affiliated university members (another $25 savings). Existing Zipcar student, faculty and staff members’ annual fee will also decrease to $15 per year. New member driving credit will vary by promotion at time of application. Existing collateral and promotions with driving credit will be honored.
Join today at http://www.zipcar.com/universities/university-of-north-carolina-chapel-hill.
Use your CAP discount card at these local businesses for discounts on your morning coffee, bicycle accessories and more.
Traffic & Parking Alerts
Football Event operations will be in effect on all UNC Football home game Saturdays this fall including September 19 and 26, October 17 and 24, and November 7 and 14.