09-10 CAP Registration
The new permit year begins August 15th for CAP participants. Those who wish to continue using the CAP program must register for the new permit year. Staff who have not yet registered for 09-10 CAP through their department and student CAP participants may register from a link off the main Department of Public Safety home page at via a link under the Breaking News header, beginning Monday, July 13th at 9 a.m.
SmartCommute Challenge Results
Thank you to all 1,235 Challenge participants from UNC! UNC led all Universities in participation this year! The closest contender was NC State University with 753.
Click to find out more about the region-wide impacts of the Challenge! There were a total of 11,074 participants region-wide.
Together, we avoided 1.7 million miles of travel -- that's 232 round trips to the melting polar ice caps! We also saved enough gas to fill up 100 hybrid-electric cars 65 times and reduced over 770 tons of carbon dioxide emissions! Our stats are based on the follow-up survey from just 3,927 people (only 35% of the participants) -- actual results are much higher!
July Transit Service
Click for details on Chapel Hill Transit's transit adjustments due to Family Practice lot construction.
For all information on Chapel Hill's current schedule, call Chapel Hill Transit at (919) 969-4900 or visit .
Click here to see the Triangle Transit service calendar. Triangle Transit Customer Service Phone Number: 485-RIDE. Their website is .
Triangle Transit operates regional service from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Triangle Transit does NOT operate bus or shuttle service on Sundays.
Vanpools and Carpools and More
Permanent employees of the University or the Hospital 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.
Let's Talk Alternatives
Here's two ways to find a rideshare match:
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.
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.
P.A.R.T. Vanpool Special
Save Money. Start A Vanpool!! Newly formed P.A.R.T. vanpools are HALF PRICE for the 1st month!! A Vanpool lease is available to commuters who live at least 10 miles from their workplace and agree to share their daily commute to and from work.
Visit or call 336-235-6658 for more details.
Sanford to UNC Vanpool
Sanford to UNC Vanpool Forming. Please email or call Mike Stone if interested, email@example.com, 919-962-1736.
Established West Burlington-UNC Vanpool Looking for Full or Part Time Driver
7 a.m.: West Burlington
7:45 a.m.: UNC Hospitals
4:30 p.m.: UNC Hospitals
5:25 p.m.: West Burlington
No monthly fee for Driver and personal mileage available.
You must have working hours of 8AM – 4:30PM M-F and be a full time employee of the University or Hospital to apply.
If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cary/Apex to UNC Vanpool Has One Opening
TTA Vanpool #1908 - limit is 14 people, 8 years in operation. Van is fully maintained by TTA vanpool service.
Cost: $59.80 per month less employer subsidy for a full van (14). CAP participants get a $20 per month subsidy. EPA employees ride for free.
Rate increases for fewer van riders.
6:38-6:40 a.m.: Big Lots parking lot near Kildaire Farm and Maynard intersection.
6:48-6:50 a.m.: Corner Stone Shopping Center at Davis/High House intersection.
6:53-6:55 a.m.: High House and NC 55 intersection
7:20 a.m.: EPA bus stop on Columbia
7:25 a.m.: front of Health Sciences Library on Columbia
7:30 a.m.: 104 Airport Drive 7:40 at Carrboro public parking near railroad track
4:25-4:27 p.m.: Carrboro public parking near railroad track
4:33-4:35 p.m.: 104 Airport Drive
4:38-4:40 p.m.: SECU branch on Pittsboro Street
4:43-4:45 p.m.: EPA building on Mason Farm Road
5:15 p.m.: High House and NC 55 intersection
5:20 p.m. Corner Stone Shopping Center @ Davis & High House intersection.
5:30 p.m. Big Lots parking lot near Kildaire Farm & Maynard intersection.
Contact Tom Adams at 919-966-9611 or at email@example.com.
Seat Available in Pittsboro Vanpool
To: UNC and UNC Hospitals
Van: Limited to 14.
12 years in operation in October 2009.
Cost: Varies depending on number of current riders. Call for current monthly rates. $20 discount for CAP
Work Schedule: 7:30-4:30 p.m., arrive UNC Hospital 7:20 a.m.
6:45 a.m.: Pittsboro Baptist Church, 121 W Salisbury Street
7:10 a.m.: Mason Farm Rd and
7:15 a.m.: NG Lot (in front of UNC Hospitals)
4:37 p.m. approx.: NG Lot (in front of UNC Hospitals)
4:40 p.m.: Mason Farm Rd.
Driver: Kathleen Dulaney, 843-7163, Kathleen_Dulaney@med.unc.edu
A New Graham / Mebane Vanpool is Forming
This vanpool will end at the Campus buildings on Airport Drive. It will serve those on either a 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. schedule. Please contact Ruby Brown if you have additional questions. She is Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation’s Vanpool Coordinator. She can be reached at 336-235-6648 or 1-800-588-7787.
Seat Opening in Graham Van
6:35 a.m.: Graham Municipal Parking lot
6:45 a.m.: Alexander Wilson School
7:10 am: UNC HEALTH CARE
7:20 a.m.: (ACC) Ambulatory Care Center
4:30 p.m.: (ACC) Ambulatory Care Center
4:40 p.m.: UNC HEALTH CARE
5:10 p.m.: Graham Alexander Wilson School
5:20 p.m.: Graham Municipal Parking lot
If you are interested in joining our vanpool please contact; please contact Phillis Perkins at 919-843-6695 work or 336-229-5163 home. Thanks.
Help Find CAP Merchants
CAP merchants offer discounts and donate prizes for our CAP participants. In return, we thank them publicly several times throughout the year.
The following merchants currently offer CAP participants discounts OR they have given us prizes for you:
Chapel Hill Whole Foods Market
The Clean Machine
Great Harvest Bread Co.
I Love NY Pizza
Johnny T-Shirt: The Carolina Store
Open Eye Café
The Pita Pit
Ship on Site
Weaver Street Market
So do you have a local restaurant or other business that you would like to see on this list? If so, contact us and we'll send you a very nice invitation to hand to the merchant next time you pay them a visit. It’ll have more impact coming from you – the customer! Just email us your name and campus address.
Commuter Alternative Program Trial Membership
Thinking about the CAP program but not sure yet? Don't forget, you can join CAP for a 30-day trial without giving up your permit. You will not be able to take advantage of the $20 vanpool subsidy, or the free annual Triangle Transit GoPass. You will receive a Park & Ride decal, giving you access to 5 additional park & ride lots and a membership card, opening the door to discounts with several area merchants and a chance to win prizes distributed at random throughout the year. Call 962-3951 and ask to speak to someone about the trial CAP program.
Posters for Your Department/Class/Hall/Other
Here at DPS, we have some good looking posters and postcards with the alternative transportation theme that we would love to give you to help us promote our programs. Do the right thing and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org us know to whom and where to send these decorative gems.
- The Zipcar program: - glossy full color -11" x 17" - landscape orientation
- Fuel Your life - Not Your Car campaign - glossy full color - 11" x 17" - portrait orientation
Free Postcards (for snail mail):
- CAP "film noir" miniature movie posters - vanpool, cycling or transit postcards for snail mailings
Let us know where to send them and how many you would like. You can also come in to the Department of Public Safety and pick them up. Just let us know you area. We’ll leave them in the receptionist area.
One Department: UNC Hospital Transportation and one individual, UNC’s Recycling Outreach Coordinator Amy Preble were honored this year at the June 25th Smart Commute Challenge awards ceremony, hosted by NBC-17’s Donald Jones at RTP Headquarters. Please read more about the ceremony here. Thanks again for being smart commuters! Get more information on UNC’s award winners below.
One of the 6,000 people participating in the Commuter Alternative Program is the Recycling Outreach Coordinator for the University, and she literally walks the talk. She does not own a car and walks 2 miles to work each day. If she can't walk to her appointments or shopping because of distance or weather, she will take the bus. If her destination is off the bus line or taking the bus is otherwise inconvenient, like when she has to take her dog to the vet - she uses the Zipcar program. She even uses Zipcars when she travels to other towns that have the program. For always making her first choice a commute alternative to driving alone, the 2009 UNC Chapel Hill Commute Challenger Award goes to Amy Preble.
Those of us that work here know that the University and Hospital together, create the largest employment base in Orange County. However, UNC Hospital on its own, has a huge impact on the local environment. Conscious of this, and also of the impact of the commuting expense on household budgets, the Hospital partners with the University to extend 100% participation to employees, in all the University commute incentive programs, through its own independent Transportation Office. The Hospital also provides it's own shuttle services to employees. The Hospital continuously informs employees of alternatives, seeks out additional assistance for their employees as situations arise and additionally, hosts commuter information programs three times a year to inform employees about new ideas for becoming a cleaner, greener institution. For these reasons, the 2009 UNC Chapel Hill Commute Achievement Award goes to UNC Hospital.