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Commuter News

August 2019

Highlights

 

Cyclicious is Tomorrow!

Do you have "the ride stuff?" Come to Cyclicious - UNC's biggest bicycling event! There will be free bike checks, bike swag, and more. RSVP on the Facebook event!
Friday, Aug. 23, 11 am - 2 pm @ the Pit

Welcome 2019-20 CAP Members!

Thanks for using sustainable travel options to get to UNC!  If you haven't already, sign up for CAP to receive benefits! Email cap@unc.edu for assistance.

  • Auto-Renewal: Employees who registered for CAP before May 2019 have been auto-renewed for 2019-20, so no need to re-register.
  • CAP Discount Cards are now digital and will be sent via emaill.

Transit Alerts

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

Transit


PART XPass

PART is switching Route 4 riders from the GoPass to the free UNC XPass program to offer mobile phone ticketing. PART will phase out the GoPass on Aug. 31.

GoTriangle riders do not need to register for the XPass, and can continue using their GoPasses until Aug. 2020.

Labor Day Bus Service

Monday, Sept. 2, is Labor Day, so check transit impacts:

August Transit Service Changes

Several transit agencies had service updates.

Robertson Scholars Bus

Carolina Livery is now operating the Robertson Scholars bus. Fare is $2 each way ($1 with university ID; free with Robertson Scholars ID). The bus stops are at Duke Chapel and Morehead Planetarium. Read more.

 

Bike


Wrench Nights @ The ReCYCLEry

Join the ReCYCLEry at open shop nights for women and gender-nonconforming folks! Bring a project of your own or help fix up some bikes to support the ReCYCLEry. Find the events series on Facebook.
Tuesdays, 7-9:30 p.m. @ The ReCYCLEry (108 N Graham St., Carrboro)

Bicycle Amenities

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.

No Bike? Try Bike Share

UNC has 100 bikes on campus available for use! The free Daily Plan is open to everyone and includes a free hour of ride time each day. Read more.

 

CAP Sponsor Specials


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


Matcha at Caffe Driade

Caffe Driade is excited to offer matcha lattes, and proudly carries USDA Organic Matcha from Durham-based company Arteao

Open Eye To-Go

Open Eye Cafe offers to-go coffee carafes, perfect for business meetings or brunch. Orders for up to 24 people can be made at the register, ready in 15 minutes.
 

Extras

 

August CAP Prize Winner

Congratulations to our August prize winner Juan (a GoTriangle rider), who won a $25 gift card from Benny Cappella's on Franklin St.! All CAP members are entered into monthly prize drawings. Good luck!

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. 29, 5 – 7 pm; Student Union, Art Gallery

$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 at Three Zeros Day on Oct. 7! See criteria and nominate by Monday, Sept. 9.

North-South Bus Rapid Transit

See new videos on Chapel Hill Transit's N-S BRT project. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) combines dedicated bus lanes, traffic signal management, and boarding systems to decrease travel times for commuters.

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