Important Announcements

Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) registration for the 2013-2014 academic year begins Thursday, July 18th.

Route changes for Triangle Transit and Chapel Hill Transit will be in effect for the new academic year, beginning in August.

Participate in the Campus Bicycle Master Plan to help make UNC and the Town an even safer place to cycle!

Construction and road closures will affect UNC traffic and parking throughout the summer.

UNC Park & Ride fees and Town P&R fees will be implemented on August 15th. Regional P&R's will remain free, and Triangle Transit is free to ride with a GoPass.

Join a vanpool to save over $1,000 a year in commute costs from Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Apex, Cary, and Siler City.

Transit / Park & Ride
| Bike | Vanpool | Carpool | CAP Merchants | Zipcar | Traffic / Parking

Transit Alerts

Good Changes to Triangle Transit Route 800

Beginning August 19th, buses will run every 15 minutes from Southpoint Mall during morning and afternoon peak periods. Eastbound trips will take Barbee Chapel Road to beat the traffic on Hwy 54 between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. For other route changes, please read more here.

Improvements to Chapel Hill Transit

Chapel Hill Transit will be making some schedule changes for the upcoming academic year. Stay tuned to their website at for more details.

Fees for UNC Park & Ride Lots

UNC will implement fees for the UNC Park & Ride lots (Friday Center, NC Hwy. 54, Hedrick, Chatham, Franklin Street, 725 MLK) on August 15th. UNC will continue to offer these other great alternatives:   

  • Free GoPass to ride Triangle Transit (for those who live outside of Chapel Hill Transit's service area). Triangle Transit also provides free Park & Ride lots, such as Southpoint Mall and Patterson Place in Durham, the Regional Transit Center near RTP, and District Drive in Raleigh.
  • $20 subsidy for vanpools provided by Triangle Transit and PART.  Monthly fares cover the cost of gas, maintenance and insurance, and parking is free! 
  • Free carpool-matching at

Fees for Town Park & Ride Lots

Effective August 15th, the Town will implement fees for the Town Park & Ride lots: Eubanks, Southern Village, Jones Ferry, and Carrboro Plaza. UNC Park & Ride permits will be honored in these lots. Permits may also be purchased through the Town, and daily permits will be sold at each lot.

Carrboro public parking lots are NOT for long-term parking

Taking the Chapel Hill Transit J, F, or CW routes, cycling, and walking are all great ways to get to downtown Carrboro! Carrboro also offers free, 2-hour parking during the day (7am – 5:30pm) in municipal lots around downtown (map), convenient to local businesses.  They’re not for long-term parking.  Long-term parking during the day means fewer spaces are available for customers to visit the downtown shops and restaurants that are part of why Carrboro is so awesome!

Carrboro police will enforce parking rules in all downtown Carrboro public parking lots:

  • 2-hour limit, 7am – 5:30pm
  • No leaving your car overnight (parking prohibited 3am – 5am)
  • Parking ticket is $35

Calling all commuters!

Triangle Transit wants to highlight fun and interesting commuter stories. Have you been a long time vanpool rider? Did you meet your best friend on the bus? Did you write your great novel while in a carpool? Let us know. Share your story here and we will highlight you on the Triangle Transit website. We have a rolling acceptance of stories, so keep them coming!

UNC Biketivities

New UNC Bicycle Master Plan

The University is currently working with the Town of Chapel Hill to develop a plan for our biking future.

You can participate!

  1. Take the bicycle survey (by July 31).  It'll only take 5 minutes.
  2. Mark up the WikiMap with improvements you would like to see.
  3. Attend the campus open house in October. More details to come.
  4. Like The Chapel Hill Bike Plan on Facebook.
For updates, visit the Bicycle Master Plan Website at

Bicycle Events Coming Up!

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Thursday, July 25th, 11am – 1pm, at The Beach Café 

Stop by our tables for free goodies! The Department of Public Safety and the Commuter Alternative Program will be at The Beach to provide useful information, bike registration forms, and free supplies to help you bike and hike safely.

Cyclicious: A Celebration of Bicycle Transportation
Tuesday, August 20th, 11am – 2pm, in The Pit

Learn about biking to campus! Enter to win a FREE bike! Students and staff are welcome. Event sponsored by Cyclicious, UNC Counseling and Wellness Services, UNC Public Safety, The Bicycle Chain, and the Recyclery. More info at


Vanpools Are Fun!

Driving alone is stressful and boring. Trade in your dull commute for a fun one! Join a vanpool so you can spend your commute chatting and laughing with other Tar Heels!

For as little as $60 per month, you could ride to work in a PART vanpool from several different cities and towns.  Contact Ruby Randall at 336-291-4315 or for more details.


Carpool and Save

This summer, try carpooling a couple days a week. It could add up to hundreds of dollars in savings and maybe a faster way to get to campus. Check out our private network for ridesharing, Zimride!

Free ride-matching at

CAP Merchants

Many thanks to our supporters, who offer discounts to CAP members and give prizes for the random drawings!

Use your CAP membership card to enjoy discounts at restaurants and stores near UNC. Click here to see a full list of merchants.

Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center has four convenient locations to UNC. They are celebrating 60 years of serving the community by offering the following CAP Member Coupons, including $30 off your first visit just for trying them. Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center offers complimentary shuttle service to and from campus.


There’s a little secret that most people won’t tell you because they want to keep it to themselves; summer is the BEST time to be on campus. Your favorite restaurants aren’t crowded, classes are laid back and friends want to head out on day trips.

This summer, take a Zipcar. They’ll be available by the hour or day, ready to take you home, to visit friends or just on an errand with gas and insurance always included. Join today for $10 at and get $25 in driving to try it out with the promo code solstice.

P.S. Graduating or headed to an internship this summer? Wherever you go, take your zipcard with you and you’ll always have access to wheels without worrying about parking tickets, insurance or being towed in the big city. *Hint* Join before you leave school to get your college discount.


Traffic & Parking Alerts

South Columbia Widening Project

South Columbia Street is closed to all southbound traffic through Tuesday, August 13th.

Cameron Avenue

Cameron Avenue is closed to through traffic through Wednesday, August 14th.

Morehead Lot

  • Spaces blocked through Friday, July 19th
  • If overcrowding occurs, N2 permits will be honored in the visitor section.

Craige Parking Deck

  • The Craige Parking Deck Expansion Project will begin on Monday, July 8th.
  • Level 1 and a portion of Level 2 will be closed to all motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Other Upcoming Construction Projects


Questions or Comments?
Email us at or call 919-843-4414.