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Commuter News

July 2019

Highlights

 

2019-2020 CAP Registration

Sign up for CAP online today to receive membership benefits!

  • Auto-Renewal: Employees who registered for CAP before May 2019 have been auto-renewed for 2019-20, so no need to re-register.
  • Current GoPasses are valid until August 2020; please continue to use your current pass.
  • CAP Discount Cards are now digital and will be sent via email by August 15.

Need assistance? Email cap@unc.edu.

PART XPass

In August, PART will switch riders from the GoPass to the free UNC XPass program to offer mobile phone ticketing. 

Traffic Focus Groups

The Town of Chapel Hill has been analyzing traffic coming into Chapel Hill. Upcoming focus groups Aug. 14-20 will collect traffic concerns and input to improve the Town's mobility. Sign up to participate in a focus group.

 

Transit

 

GoTriangle August Updates

Starting Aug. 4, GoTriangle's CRX will have expanded service hours. The new NRX will serve north Raleigh with one transfer at the Regional Transit Center to connect to UNC. GoTriangle will no longer operate the Robertson Scholars route to Duke; see Route 400/405 as alternate routes. See all upcoming August service changes.

Chapel Hill Transit August Updates

Starting Aug. 12, the NS will add morning trips between Eubanks Park-and-Ride and UNC Hospital. The CM and CW routes will have extended evening trips. The HS route will now serve UNC. There will be changes to the D route, and the A-Limited is being discontinued. See all upcoming August service changes.

PART Route 4 August Updates

Based on feedback, no major adjustments will be made to PART Route 4's schedule. The Four Seasons Mall stop in Greensboro has been eliminated, and additional service to the Coble Transportation Center has been added. See the upcoming Route 4 schedule, effective Aug. 5.

North-South Bus Rapid Transit 

Chapel Hill community members met for public meetings regarding the North-South Bus Rapid Transit project on July 12-15. Read more about the project.

 

Bike

 

Cyclicious is August 23!

Kick off the new school year with Cyclicious - the biggest bicycling event at UNC! There will be free bike checks, bike swag, and more. RSVP on the Facebook event!
Friday, Aug. 23, 11 am - 2 pm @ the Pit

Charity Bike Auction with APO

Looking for a new bike? Mark your calendars for this year's bike auction in September. Parking is free in the back half of the Bowles lot next to the Business School Deck. Proceeds go to APO charities.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, registration begins 5:15 pm @ Business School Deck

 

 

Rideshare

 

New Graham Vanpool Forming

PART is looking for riders to start a new vanpool from the Graham Park & Ride. The van would arrive at UNC around 8:00 a.m. and depart around 5:00 p.m. For a full 15-passenger vehicle, the cost would be $30 per month (with CAP's subsidy). If interested, please email cap@unc.edu.

See current UNC vanpools.


 

CAP Sponsor Specials


It's a new year with a new CAP discount card, now being issued digitally! Check out all these specials below from our CAP merchants. See all discounts and prize donors.
 

Roots Bistro & Bar Specials

Roots in Durham, which offers 10% off dine-in meals to CAP members, has nightly drink specials and half-off appetizers during Happy Hour, Mon-Thurs from 3-5 pm!

Morning Yoga at Townsend Bertram & Company

Townsend Bertram & Company, which offers a 15% off CAP discount on messenger bags, hosts free morning yoga for all levels every Wednesday 8-9 am.

Ben & Jerry's Waffle Cone Special

Ben & Jerry's in Chapel Hill offers 15% off ice cream cones to CAP members. Get a free waffle cone upgrade with ice cream purchase!

Live Music at Caffe Driade

Caffe Driade (offers free size upgrades to CAP members) will host dub Addis, blending Ethiopian and reggae music. Free for all ages! See the Facebook event.
Friday, July 26, 7 pm @ Caffe Driade

July CAP Prize Winner

Congratulations to our July prize winner Lauryn (a PART rider), who won a $25 gift card from Chapel Hill Restaurant Group! All CAP members are entered into monthly prize drawings. Good luck!

 

Extras

 

Become a Transit Ambassador

The GoCrew is a transit ambassador program open to transit enthusiasts ages 13+. Help promote public transit usage and shape this region's transit future! Apply for 2019-2020 GoCrew by August 30. Read more.

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