Chapel Hill Transit service adjustments begin Aug. 19

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will implement schedule adjustments Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, to improve service and efficiencies throughout the transit system.

CHT generally makes changes to its schedules in January, May and August, in response to ridership trends, changing traffic patterns and growth in the area. The changes include:

Routes No Longer on Detour

  • CCX, CPX, J, JFX, NS, PX, RU, V and Saturday JN will return to regular routes and schedules. 

Routes on Detour

  • D Route: Will continue on detour until Culbreth Road is reopened and will not serve Culbreth Road, Smith Level Road or the NC 54 Bypass (Kingswood Apartments).  The Culbreth Road Shuttle will continue to operate for the duration of the detour.  

Route with Schedule Changes

  • CM Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
  • CW Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
  • D Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
  • J Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
  • NU Route: Evening/night service will resume.
  • F Route: Added 7:38pm trip from Old Fayetteville Road at Pine Grove and 8:45pm trip from Colony Woods.
  • NS Route: Adjusted arrival of 6:05am, 6:35am, and 7:05am trips at Eubanks Park and Ride to better coordinate with Triangle Transit’s CRX Route.
  • Saturday CM: Added additional trips (effective August 24, 2013).
  • Saturday CW: Added additional trips (effective August 24, 2013).
  • Saturday JN: Added 9:10am trip from Estes Park Apartments (effective August 24, 2013).

Safe Rides

  • Will begin operating on Thursday, August 22, 2013 and will operate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings when UNC is in session.

Park and Ride Permits

  • As of August 15, 2013 permits will be required to park in the following CHT lots: Carrboro Plaza, Eubanks, Southern Village and Jones Ferry. Monthly and annual permits for park and ride lots are available for purchase online: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=2221 and daily permits will be available for purchase at each lot. UNC park and ride permits will be honored in CHT lots.

EZ Rider:

  • EZ Rider will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Monday – Friday), from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Saturdays) and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Sundays).

New schedules are available on our website and printed schedules will be available on buses the week of August 12, 2013.

Next­Bus predictions may be impacted by the service changes for the week following August 19, 2013.  Please refer to printed and online schedules during this time.

CHT is the public transportation provider that serves Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  For complete information about CHT services, schedules, route changes or directions to the nearest CHT stop, visit us at www.chtransit.org, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org or call a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900 (press 1).