Fun to Ride the Chapel Hill Transit Jingle Bell Express December 17th – Free! Great Family Fun!

This is a great way to enjoy your first bus ride while also receiving candy canes and jingle bells too! Try out Chapel Hill Transit on December 17th. Hop on the bus, December 17 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Eubanks or Southern Village Park & Ride to discover how the bus works and enjoy a few treats! Take a picture along with your address and email to goch@townofchapelhill.org to receive a fun treat in the mail. Happy December – Jingle Jingle!

Town of Chapel Hill Celebrates 30 Years of Commute Choices at Go CH 2021 Conference!

In November the Town of Chapel Hill held the Go Chapel Hill 2021 Commute Choices Conference celebrating 30 Years of Transportation Demand Management Commute Choices.  Over 100 in attendance received Best Practices information regarding Commute Choices with 33 speakers offering examples of our roles in being Good Stewards of the Earth. 

Speakers included Sabrina Glenn, the President of the South East Association for Commuter Transportation (SEACT) and the Executive Director, David Straus, of the International Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT). The Town’s Sustainability Officer, John Richardson spoke along with other speakers from the around the region and state.  The day long conference also formally introduced the first program of it’s kind on the East Coast, Vets On the Move, for Veterans understanding and acclimating to Commute Choices in the Chapel Hill/Triangle area. 

The 2021 Mayor’s Awards were presented by Mayor Pam Hemminger. Congratulations to those recognized at the 30th Anniversary Conference, for Awards of Excellence!

American Legion Post 6 – Service to the Community Award

Disabled American Veterans – Service to American Veterans Award

411 West Café – Answers Every Time Called Upon Award

Carolina Square Mixed Use Development – Most Comprehensive TMP Award

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – TDM Property and Program Award

Orange Water and Sewer Authority – Working Towards Better Transportation Management Award

UNC’s The Farm – Good Stewards of the Earth Award

University Child Care Center – Getting It Right Award

St. Thomas More Catholic Church – Longest Active TMP Program Award

The Cedars of Chapel Hill – Other’s First, Service Award

Amanda Simmons, TDM Manager at UNC-Chapel Hill – Go Chapel Hill 2021 TDM Leadership Award

The annual conference focuses on best practices in alternative transportation and is part of the larger year-round program, Go Chapel Hill Commute Choices program. A thank you to this year’s sponsor SEACT. Scattered throughout the day between speakers were Transportation Polls, Bingo, Word Searches and Trivia Questions all sponsored by SEACT’s special funding! Thank you to all the speakers and SEACT to make the 30th Anniversary special. For more information regarding the Go Chapel Hill Transportation Commute Choices, contact goch@townofchapelhill.org !

Dec 3 Free Bike Lights 3 – 5 p.m.

Visit Church and Rosemary Streets to collect some good items for more visibility when walking and cycling now that the daylight hours are limited! Hope to see you – just watch for the Go Chapel Hill designated area with lots of goodies and informational materials! Happy winter days!

Chapel Hill Transit’s Thanksgiving Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit will be closed on Thursday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Chapel Hill Transit will begin running Sunday service on Friday, November 26. The U route will not run on Friday.

EZ Rider will be closed on Thursday and on Friday will operate from 8:15 a.m. to 6:52 p.m.

Please plan accordingly and have a happy and safe holiday.

To learn more about our holiday hours of operations visit: Hours of Operation & Holiday Calendar