August transportation updates

The following updates come from UNC Health Care's Transportation and Parking office, the UNC Department of Public Safety, Chapel Hill Transit, and Triangle Transit.

New permits in effect Aug. 15
New parking permits take effect Aug. 15. The first time many will use their new permit is Monday, Aug. 17. Don't forget to display your new permit!

09/10 CAP Registration
Online Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) registration will continue until Friday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. Should you wish to register after that you may do so by visiting the Department of Public Safety in person between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please allow 2-3 work days for processing plus time necessary for shipping. If you do not receive your CAP permit by Aug. 15 (the first day of the new permit season), please use one of the five Town Park & Ride lots. Click here for details.

Fall Transit Changes
Chapel Hill Transit will implement route and schedule changes on Monday, Aug. 17. For complete information about the route and schedule changes, visit or call 919-969-4900. 

The changes are:

  • Full Service: Full service will operate from Aug. 24 to Dec. 18 and will resume on Jan. 11, 2010, following the Reduced service break.
  • G Route: Schedule times will be adjusted slightly to better match traffic conditions and improve reliability.  All trips will serve Briarcliff.
  • HS Route: This route will be extended to serve Rogers Road and Morris Grove Elementary. Service will operate continuously from 6:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Homestead Village bus stop will be relocated to Seawell School Road at High School Road.
  • NS Route: To include ten minute service between the hours of 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.  A 5:50 a.m. trip from the Eubanks Park and Ride lot has been added.
  • RU Route:  Service on this route will be improved to provide ten minute service between 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • SU Route: This route will be discontinued due to decreased ridership.
  • T Route: Minor schedule adjustments will be made to improve midday service along the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  • Triangle Transit (420): The Triangle Transit 420 route will be available on NextBus.
  • Pittsboro Express: New service between Chapel Hill/UNC Campus to the Town of Pittsboro with service to Fearrington Village and Galloway Ridge.  Park and Ride services will be available at Lowe's Home Improvement on Highway 15-501 at Highway 64.  The cost for the service will be $3 one way or $65 per month with a purchase of a CHT monthly pass that is good for unlimited rides during the month of issue.
  • Bus stop and shelter at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC): Will be relocated eastward to the side of the pedestrian crosswalk on Mason Farm Rd., in order to provide safer access to the buses. An ADA accessible sidewalk is available to and from the ACC and the new bus stop. Scheduled times for Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit routes serving the relocated stop will remain unchanged. To see a map of the affected area, click here.

Triangle Transit Service Remote Park & Rides
Triangle Transit improves the region's quality of life by connecting people and places with reliable, safe and easy-to-use travel choices that reduce congestion and energy use, save money, and promote sustainability, healthier lifestyles, and a more environmentally responsible community.

You can drive alone, carpool, bike or walk to these Park & Ride lots and take transit to the University:

  • Triangle Transit Regional Transit Center (Routes serving UNC: 402/403/412/413/470/570)
  • The Streets at Southpoint Mall (Routes serving UNC: 412/413/570)
  • American Tobacco Parking Deck adjacent to Durham Station (Routes serving UNC: 402/403/412/413/470)
  • Durham Tech Orange County Campus (Routes serving UNC:)
  • District Drive Park and Ride (Routes serving UNC:)

For maps and trip plans from the above locations click here or contact the GoTriangle Regional Transit Information Center at 919-485-RIDE.