Pittsboro Express (PX) Route Temporary Detour and Permanent Changes

Beginning Tuesday, March 30, 2010, the Pittsboro Express (PX) route will be temporarily detoured along Hanks Street and West Salisbury Street due to street closures at the Chatham County Courthouse Circle in downtown Pittsboro.  Passengers may board the PX route at the temporary bus stop on West Salisbury Street at the intersection of 15-501/Hillsboro Street.

In addition, beginning Monday, April 12, 2010, the PX will no longer serve Fearrington Village. Chatham Transit Network will continue to serve Fearrington Village.

UPDATE:  Beginning Monday, May 5, 2010, the PX route will serve Fearrington Village on the 3:45 p.m. trip upon passenger request. Passengers who wish to be dropped off at this stop will need to inform the bus driver upon boarding the vehicle. The bus will only go through the Village when requested by a passenger.

Chatham Transit will continue to serve Fearrington Village. For more information,  visit www.chathamtransit.org.

Bus Stops Temporarily Relocated

Due to construction, Chapel Hill Transit will temporarily relocate the following bus stops effective Monday, March 22, 2010.

F Route: 810 Old Fayetteville Road (Trailer Park) will be relocated on Old Fayetteville Road at Strowd Lane (near McDougal School).

FCX (trips after 7 p.m.), HU (non-express trips), S and V Routes: Hwy 54/Raleigh Road at Hamilton Road will be relocated to the Cruizers Gas Station (just before the intersection).

Chapel Hill Transit Earth Action Day Schedule

CHT will provide a FREE shuttle to Earth Action Day scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southern Community Park located on 15-501 South just beyond the entrance to Southern Village. The shuttle is opened to the public and is an extension of the Saturday DM route. The shuttle will operate from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. departing every 30 minutes from the Shops at Eastgate with stops at University Mall, Varsity Theater/Carolina Coffee Shop and Credit Union on Pittsboro Street. The transit schedule and route can be found here.

For more information on Earth Action Day, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/earthday.

Transit Agencies Propose Changes to Service for August 2010

Three of the Triangle’s transit providers are proposing route changes to improve service for riders along the US 15-501 corridor between Chapel Hill and Durham. Each day there are thousands of commuting trips to the universities and hospitals, and thousands of trips accessing the commercial centers along the corridor.

If approved, the changes would:
• Enhance transportation options and reduce traffic congestion
• Create seamless transfers for all agencies in the 15-501 corridor and reduce service duplication
• Establish a transfer point between Chapel Hill Transit and DATA
• Provide all-day, low-cost, local access to the commercial centers
• Provide direct, fast, consistent connections to the downtowns, the universities, and park-and-ride locations

The changes planned by all three transit agencies along and in the 15-501 corridor:
• Chapel Hill Transit routes affected would include extending D and DM routes to New Hope Commons Shopping Center and routing and schedule modifications to the CL route
• DATA route affected would be Route 10
• Triangle Transit routes affected would include the 402/412 and 403/413

Chapel Hill Transit, DATA and Triangle Transit will supply information about the proposed route changes on buses and information also will be posted at key stops along the affected routes. Comments may be made on line at: http://www.gotriangle.org/15-501 or by leaving a message at 485-PLAN (7526).

In addition, Triangle Transit is proposing route changes to improve service reliability on-time performance, make better connections with local transit, and to improve service to RDU from downtown Raleigh.

Affected routes include:
• Weekday routes: 105, 201, 301, 311
• Saturday routes: 101, 412S, 413S, 747S
• Shuttles to RDU Airport 747 and RTP 42, 46, 47, 49
• Night routes: 470, 570, 670

The three agencies will host public meetings to provide further information at:

• Durham Station : March 23rd from 10am – 2pm
515 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27701
• Chapel Hill Bible Church : March 24th from 4pm-6pm
260 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
• Triangle Transit Offices: March 25th from 4pm-6:30pm
4600 Emperor Blvd, Durham NC 27703, Board Room

Final recommendations and approval of the recommendations will be made by June 30. The service changes would take place in mid-August 2010.

Chapel Hill Transit Good Friday Holiday Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will operate Saturday service on Friday, April 2, 2010, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. The following Saturday routes will operate: CM/CW, DM, FG and JN. The Saturday U and NU routes will not operate.

On Saturday, April 3, 2010, the U and NU routes will not operate and will start at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, 2010. Safe Rides will operate as normal on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

CHT will return to regular service on Monday, April 5, 2010.