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Commuter News

August 2018

Highlights

 

Welcome to CAP

Thanks for joining UNC's Commuter Alternative Program! CAP benefits include a discount card, prize drawings, this monthly newsletter, and more.

Check out this year's CAP discounts! New discounts include UNC Student Stores and Roots Bakery, Bistro & Bar. 
 

Cyclicious

Join us at Cyclicious, one of UNC's biggest bicycling events! There will be free bike maintenance checks, free bike lights, and prizes worth $150! See Facebook event.
Friday, Aug. 24, 11 am – 2 pm @ The Pit at UNC


See What's New

Check out what's new with UNC Transportation & Parking for 2018-19, including updates for Parkmobile, Zipcar, bike share, and construction impacts.
 

 

Bike


Need a Bike?

Come out to the ReCYCLEry's annual Bike Sale/Swap! See the Facebook event.
Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 am – 2 pm @ 108 N. Graham St., Chapel Hill
 
Pick up a bike at UNC's annual Bike Auction. Transportation & Parking and Alpha Phi Omega auction abandoned bikes to raise money for charities. Read more.
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 pm @ Business School Deck

 

Have a Bike?

Register your bike with UNC and get 50% off a secure U-lock from Student Stores. Also, check out the "Bicycles" category at maps.unc.edu for bike amenities.
 

Local Cycling Groups

Want to connect with the local bicycling community? Check out the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill (BACH) and the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition (CBC).

 

Transit


Construction Impacts

Improvements to Friday Center Drive have closed several stops, though the Park & Ride lot will remain operational. See impacted area.
 

Chapel Hill Transit Service Changes

Effective Aug. 13, more bus service was added for the CW, D, and Saturday routes. There were also changes for the A, B, J, T, and weekend routes. See all changes.
 

GoTriangle Service Changes

Effective Aug. 5, updates include schedule changes for the CRX and extended Sunday service on Routes 100, 400, and 800. See all changes.
 

Youth GoPass

GoTriangle is now offering a Youth GoPass to people age 18 and under to ride free.
 

Transit Alerts and Break Schedules

To get service alerts for detours, holiday service, and school breaks, download the TransLoc Rider app or visit triangle.transloc.com (see announcements in menu). 
 

Rideshare

 

Stay Cool in a Vanpool

Free air conditioning in select vanpools from Apex, Cary, or Siler City, plus get $30 off monthly fares when you join CAP! See the list of vanpools and contact the friendly drivers for more information.
 

Check Out Zipcar

CAP members get a free membership, but any non-CAP member can sign up by 9/30 for a free month. Current members who use a Zipcar 3+ times within the first month of school get a $10 driving credit!

 

Extras


$500 Student Award

UNC's Three Zeros Environmental Initiative presents the Leadership Award for students who help UNC reach sustainability goals. The winner receives a $500 cash prize! See criteria and nominate by Friday, Aug. 31.
 

UNC Sustainability Social

Get involved to help make UNC a more sustainable campus. Socialize with student organizations and UNC departments. Sustainable refreshments will be provided!
Thursday, Aug. 23, 5 – 7 pm; Student Union, Aquarium Lounge
 

CAP Discount Cards

2018-19 discount cards are available! Get yours from the Transportation & Parking offices or CAP events on campus. Employees may request delivery by campus mail.
 

Win Prizes with GoPerks

UNC employees can earn prizes through ShareTheRideNC! Track trips in the commute calendar and earn points for prize drawings.

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