Important Announcements

You're invited to the UNC Transportation Forum!
Please join us for snacks and informative conversations with Chapel Hill Transit, Triangle Transit, PART, and UNC Parking & Transportation. See the flyer for more details.
Tues, 11/19, 3pm - 5pm, Cancer Hospital Conference Room 1
Thurs, 11/21, 10am - 12pm, Student Union Great Hall

Triangle Transit fares may increase. To combat rising costs, Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit (CAT) have proposed fare increases in 2014 and 2015. Click here for details and to leave your comments.

GoPass can only be used for commuting to the UNC campus. Please remember that the free Triangle Transit GoPass is intended for travel to UNC for work/school purposes only. Also, it is not available to students and employees who can take Chapel Hill Transit.

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Events

2013 Golden Modes Annual Commuting Awards Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave
RSVP here by Monday 11/11

Driving Less: More Living, Money, Health and Time. The Golden Modes honors extraordinary commuters, employers, and organizations that not only love sustainable commuting but also promote sustainable transportation options to their family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. 

Campus Sustainability + America Recycles Day

November 15th, 11am - 2pm
Student Union, Great Hall

Eat some snacks and learn about the UNC programs that promote sustainability. CAP will be there with sustainable transportation info and free goodies! Learn more about the event on the UNC Sustainability website.

2013 UNC Transportation Forum

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 3pm - 5pm
Cancer Hospital, Conference Room 1
Thursday, Nov. 21st, 10am - 12pm
Student Union, Great Hall

Here's your chance to talk to representatives from the local and regional transit systems and UNC Parking & Transportation. Eat some snacks, meet other CAP members, and learn about the future of transportation at UNC! See the flyer for more details.

 



Transit Alerts

Bus Holiday Schedules

Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit are closed on Thanksgiving Day and will be running Saturday service on Black Friday. For details on all hours of service, see CHT's holiday calendar and Triangle Transit's holiday calendar.

Thanksgiving Break Shuttles to RDU

Point-to-Point will provide shuttles free of charge to students from campus to Raleigh-Durham (RDU) Airport on November 27th, and will return on December 1st. Get more details and sign up here.

Franklin Street Park & Ride Closed

Beginning January 1, 2014, UNC Park & Ride permits will no longer be valid in the Franklin Street Park & Ride lot at 1211 E. Franklin Street (by the Masonic Lodge).  For other options, check out these local Park & Ride lots or these free regional lots served by Triangle Transit.

Triangle Transit Proposed Fare Increases

Triangle Transit has not increased fare prices since 2005.  During that time, costs to operate bus services have risen due to inflation, and customer fares have not kept pace. To close this growing gap, Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit (CAT) have proposed fare increases in 2014 and 2015.  The proposal is intended to:
- Address cuts in federal funding
- Fund needed vehicle replacements over the next decade
- Off-set rising fuel and labor costs
Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit (CAT) will be holding a series of public meetings in November to gather input on how the proposed fare increases may affect transit riders. Find more information about the proposal and provide feedback at www.gotriangle.org/fareincrease.

Triangle Transit Ambassador Program is Accepting Applications

Ambassadors work with Triangle Transit's Community Outreach Coordinator to provide guidance to commuters new to riding transit. To apply, click here!

Triangle Transit to host meetings about the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project

Triangle Transit and the Project Team will be giving a presentation at 5pm and a duplicate presentation at 6pm at each of the three meetings:
Nov. 12, 4:30 – 7pm, Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street, Durham
Nov. 13, 4:30 – 7pm, Eno Unified Unitarian Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham
Nov. 14, 4:30 – 7pm, The William and Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill
Click here for more details.

Transit Alerts & Tracking

Keep track of all buses in real-time at live.gotriangle.org and get notified of service changes by signing up for Chapel Hill Transit Alerts and Triangle Transit Alerts. Transit services flow when riders stay in the know.

 

Cycling Around UNC Is Getting Better!

Cruiser ride in Carrboro will focus on bicycle safety (and free bike lights!)

Do you want to ride at night, but don’t have bike lights?  A casual cruiser ride is planned for Thursday, November 14th at 7pm at the ReCYCLEry (108 Graham St, Carrboro).  The ride will focus on the Watch for Me NC bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign.  Limited quantities of front and rear bike lights will be available to those who need them.  The ride is being planned by the Town of Carrboro and ReCYCLEry NC. For more information, contact Jeff Brubaker, Carrboro Transportation Planner, at jbrubaker@townofcarrboro.org.

UNC Bicycle Master Plan Update

Check out the draft bike plan and give your feedback at dps.unc.edu/bikeplan. The plan will be finalized soon, so be sure to add all your comments today!

Carolina Bicycle Coalition

If you're a student and enjoy biking around UNC, join the Carolina Bicycle Coalition (CBC) to meet other students and improve cycling around campus.

Earn a Free Bike!

ReCYCLEry NC offers free workshops for repairing donated bikes. Stop by, choose a bike you like, and build your own set of wheels! No prior experience is necessary!

 


UNC Vanpools

Sleep during your commute from Graham!

Let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax. Call Deannie if you're interested in joining her vanpool:

Departs from Graham:
Off Hwy 87 and Crescent Square Dr (PART Park & Ride)

Arrives at UNC:
1) ACC
2) Hospitals / Dental School

Work Hours:
7:10am - 4:20pm

Deannie Holt
dholt@email.unc.edu
919-966-4260

Other Vanpools with Open Seats

Current vanpools with seats available travel Monday - Friday from Apex, Cary, Graham, Mebane, and Siler City. Click here to request more information.

UNC.sharetheridenc.org

Interested in meeting friendly people during your commute? Sign up for ride matching at ShareTheRideNC! Vanpool drivers also use this website to find riders when seats open up, so you may even be lucky enough to fit into a Triangle Transit or PART vanpool!

 

“Thanks4giving” me a ride!

Heading home for Thanksgiving?

Use Zimride to share the ride! Zimride.UNC.edu

Need an iPad? Add a ride in November and you’ll be automatically entered to win! Join your UNC classmates in using Zimride, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Official Thanksgiving iPad Sweepstakes Rules

 


CAP Merchants

Click here to see CAP member discounts

Open Eye Café

Congratulations for winning a new bike rack thru the NC Bike Coalition bike-friendly business award! Local metal guy Leo Gaev of Metalworks donated the new design for the bike rack, now installed in front of the Café. Come check it out while enjoying some food and beverages at the Open Eye Café!

Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center

Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center is celebrating 60 years of serving the community by offering the following Thanksgiving Holiday promotion through 11/30/13. For $60 ($100 Normal Retail Value) they will:

  • Change oil lube and filter (up to 5 qts. conventional oil and standard filter)
  • Perform a 20 pt. holiday travel vehicle inspection
  • Rotate tires, set proper tire inflation, top off fluids
  • Inspect antifreeze quality and freeze point
  • Test starting and charging system

Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center offers free shuttle service and has four convenient locations in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham. To learn more about other their full array of CAP member benefits,  please check out the CAP Member Coupons (holiday promotion may not be combined with CAP coupons).



Zipcar

Zipcar is giving extra credit!

Zipcar is a member-based car-sharing service on campus that allows students 18 years and up to use Zipcars by the hour or the day, with gas and insurance always included. So, if you decide to leave the car at home to save on parking and gas, then Zipcar can help you get off campus, get home to visit your parents for the holidays, or head out on a road trip with the people from your hall.

To celebrate the 2013-14 school year, CAP members are only charged a $10 annual fee, and Zipcar is giving you $20 in free driving credit! Make sure to enter promo code B2S2013 when you sign up at zipcar.com/unc.

 


Electric Vehicles

EV Charging Stations

Own an electric vehicle? Charge your car in the Cobb Parking Deck, the Business School Parking Deck, or at Giles Horney (parking permit needed before 5pm). To use the stations, register for a ChargePoint card. Choose "All Access" if you plan to pay the $.75 hourly rate.  To get a $250 annual pre-paid card, please stop by the Public Safety Building at 285 Manning Drive.

 


Traffic & Parking Alerts

UNC Home Football Parking and Transportation Info

UNC Men's Basketball Parking and Transportation Info

UNC Women's Basketball Parking and Transportation Info

Craige Parking Deck Expansion Project

Other Construction Projects

 


Questions or Comments?
Email us at cap@unc.edu or call 919-843-4414.