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Spring Break Transit Service Adjustments

Chapel Hill Transit and GoTriangle will make temporary adjustments for UNC's Spring Break (March 10-19).

• Chapel Hill Transit: There are temporary changes to the NU, A-limited, weekend U, and Safe Ride routes. See service updates for more information.

• GoTriangle: The RSX Route will not operate March 11-19 and will end early on March 10. See the RSX service calendar.

 

Register Your Bike for Spring Break

If you're leaving your bike on campus during Spring Break, register your bike to deter theft and receive 50% off a U-Lock from Student Stores. Keep a photo of your bike for your records. Officers on bikes patrolling the Pit area are available any time for bike questions or anything else!

GoTriangle Website Survey

Take a quick survey to be entered in a drawing for one of five $20 Amazon gift cards! GoTriangle is revamping their website and wants your input. Take the survey here by March 15. 

Click these links to go directly to your favorite topics:

Transit | Vanpool | Carpool | Bike/Walk | Zipcar | CAP Merchants | Traffic / Parking

Transit

 

Chapel Hill Transit J Route Detour

Due to the 60-day closure of South Greensboro Street, the J route is being detoured along Main Street and Jones Ferry Road to Hwy. 54. Two stops are temporarily closed, but alternates have been added. See the detour map and alert information here. 

Proposed Funding for PART Route 4 Expansion

Alamance County is on its way to having a $2 rental car registration fee which will help pay for services from PART. The fees would generate nearly $300,000 to allow Route 4 to run an extra round trip during the day and alleviate overcrowding. A public hearing will be held before moving forward. Read more here.

Summer 2017 Proposed GoTriangle Service Changes

GoTriangle seeks input for proposed service changes in summer 2017 including increased frequency for the 100, 300, 700, and 800 and some eliminated express routes. Provide your feedback by March 31 and see details here.

Durham-Orange Light Rail Project Input

GoTriangle is collaborating with local towns to plan walkable neighborhoods close to the planned light rail between Durham and Orange counties. Follow with the plan and stay tuned for the next public meeting, or enter your comments with this online form.

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 5:05 p.m.

Seats are available on several other vanpools as well. See full details for all 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

 

Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill Meeting

The Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill (BACH) will be meeting Wed., March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. The next meeting is April 26.

Carrboro Bicycle Coalition Meeting

The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition's next meeting will be Wed., April 12 at 7 p.m. in the back room of the Open Eye Cafe. 

Carrboro Open Streets is April 9

On Sunday, April 9 from noon to 4 p.m., the Town of Carrboro will close Weaver Street to car traffic and open the street as a public space for activities including a rock climbing wall, bike races, Zumba, Doonya, and more! Check the Facebook page for updates. 

Zipcar

Compare Car Owning to Sharing

Check out how much money you could save by using a car-sharing program (and alternative transportation) instead of owning a car by using Zipcar's calculator

Overnight Special

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

CAP Merchants

 

Chapel Hill Tire 

Vacation awaits! So does a great $80 Spring Maintenance Special from Chapel Hill Tire. Bring your car to Chapel Hill Tire before you hit the road for Spring Break and save $25 on:

• Conventionial oil and filter change

• Brake inspection

• Tire rotation

• Battery and charging system test

• Spring trip inspection and tire pressure adjustments

Don’t wait! This deal lasts until April 30. Schedule your appointment at one of Chapel Hill Tire’s 5 locations today. If you miss out on this deal, use the ongoing CAP discount instead. 

Pomegranate Kitchen

Looking for a fun, farm-to-table restaurant for lunch? Take a Zipcar out to Pomegranate Kitchen! Their winter 2017 hours are 11-2 Tuesday-Friday. Don't forget your discount card - CAP members get 10% off. Visit them online for more information. 

YourMechanic Discount

YourMechanic is offering $10 off services to CAP members with a promo code (email CAP for the code). 

2017-18 Prizes and Discounts

CAP is beginning to solicit 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.

CAP members can use their CAP discount card for many local discounts and are automatically entered into monthly prize drawings donated by CAP merchants.

Traffic & Parking

 

Transportation & Parking Updates

Stay up-to-date with UNC Transportation & Parking news and advisories, including adverse weather updates and construction-related closures, with our email list. Click here to sign up.

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.

Commuter Alternative Program (CAP)

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