November alternative transportation news

Route changes on Triangle Transit, Ridesharing information

Route Changes on Most Triangle Transit Routes From 12-1-08
Triangle Transit's transfer center is moving.  The brand new Regional Transit Center opens Dec. 1. The new transit center, located in Durham's Imperial Center, is adjacent to Research Triangle Park.

Most of Triangle Transit's routes will have schedule and routing changes starting December 1, including some that will not serve the Regional Transit Center.  To view the revised schedules and maps, as well as information about the new transit center, please visit: http://triangletransit.org/bus/maps-schedules-effective-december-1-2008.

If you have any questions about the new Regional Transit Center or the schedule changes please contact Triangle Transit Customer Service at 919-485-RIDE (7433).

Changes to Triangle Transit 420
Apart from the new transit center, in order to improve the on-time performance of peak-hour trips on route 420, the route 420 schedule was changed effective Monday, Nov. 17.

To view the updated schedule please visit: http://triangletransit.org/news/rider_alerts/schedule-changes-for-route-420.

There are also two stop changes for the route 420 starting Monday, Nov. 17:

• The stop on Millhouse Rd at Town Operations Center on the first AM trip from Hillsborough will now be drop-off only.  Passengers who wish to be dropped off at this stop will need to inform the operator upon boarding the vehicle.

• The stop on East Dr at Jackson Cir will now be served on every southbound trip.

Triangle Transit Online Store

Don't qualify for a free GoPass? If you purchase your regional transit pass directly from Triangle Transit, you can do so online by visiting its online store. Pass orders are processed and mailed within 24 hrs, and customers typically receive their pass within 2-3 business days. The store has a guide to help you figure out which pass is best for you and other information helpful to all riders of the Triangle Transit system.
 
Let's Talk Alternatives

Here's three ways to find a rideshare match:

1. Visit www.SharetheRideNC.com to find out quickly if there are already vanpool / carpool matches out there for you or to notify others of your willingness to give ridesharing a try.

2. If (and only if) you can give us a contact email or phone number, send your particulars to us and we will send them out each month in this newsletter. Get your information in to us by the last week of the present month to make it into the next newsletter.

3. Contact us if you would like someone from the Department of Public Safety to come to speak to your group about commuter alternatives. We have had some great meetings in recent weeks.

Van pools, Car pools and More

Permanent employees of the University or the Hospitals who join CAP receive an additional $20 per month subsidy towards vanpool fees. There is no better time to begin slashing your fuel costs and doing your bit to help the environment.

•  One Space Available in Cary/UNC Van pool

Starting in December, Cary-UNC Vanpool #1908 needs one rider. Qualified back-up driver is preferred.  Please contact Angkana Bode at 919-962-9028 or abode@fac.unc.edu.

•  One Space Available in Burlington/Graham Vanpool 

This vanpool departs the Burlington/Graham area at 6:30 a.m. and leaves the Hospital/Campus area at 4:30 p.m. Contact Phillis Perkins for more information at  PPerkins@unch.unc.edu.

•  Carrboro Carpool  Forming

I drive from Carrboro to the main campus (parking behind the Undergraduate Library) M/T/W, usually leaving between 11 a.m. and noon and returning to Carrboro around 3 - 4 p.m. If you have some flexibility in your hours and would like a ride, contact carlston@email.unc.edu.

•  West Burlington Vanpool - Open Seat Available

Work hours are M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pickup Times:

•  Huffman Mill Wal-Mart in Burlington at 7 a.m.
•  Dollar General on HWY 54 in Graham at 7:15 a.m.
•  Departing UNC Hospitals at 4:45 p.m.

Drop off and pickup on campus is located at the main Bus Stop on Manning Drive in Front of the hospitals. Contact tracy_kunkel@med.unc.edu.