Win big with Car Free Day this Thursday!

Car Free Day is Thursday, September 22 – All Day Long!


As part of Car Free Day, anyone riding Chapel Hill Transit on Thursday can ask for a Car Free Sticker from the driver.  Bring the sticker by Chapel Hill Planning Department (405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) and be entered into a drawing for gift cards and other great prizes!   And make sure when arriving to say that you are… “Driving Less & Feeling Great!”


As part of the Town efforts to reduce traffic congestion, increase air quality and make for all around healthier lifestyle, let’s look for great ways to get to work on time this coming Thursday, September 22nd, without using a car!  If nothing else, find a way to add people to your car (reducing vehicles on the road) or reduce miles driving by taking advantage of Park & Ride areas where you can catch Chapel Hill Transit for a fare free ride to work!


Monday Sept 19:  Chapel Hill Transit is offering Fare Free Travel all week on the Pittsboro Express as part of the Try Transit Week celebration.   Also on Monday, Go Triangle if offering a chance to win prizes for the purchase of a regional Triangle Transit Day Pass.

Tuesday Sept 20:  Rack & Ride Day- Load your bike onto a Triangle Transit Bus and ride Fare-free.

Thursday Sept 22:  National Car Free Day

Friday Sept 23:  Operator Appreciation Day- The Town of Chapel Hill encourages everyone to take the bus to work and please be sure to thank the operators for their service as transit operators!


Following are great ways for making our lives and our community healthier, greener and all around an even better place to work and play!

Bicycle – Bike racks are on the front of all Chapel Hill buses if needed!  Tip:  Remember bike helmets can make a big difference if a fall occurs.

Walk or Run – Enjoy the time for thought, cool autumn air and the healthy breathing that walking or running brings!  Tip:  Remember to be careful to watch carefully at all crossings, and be sure to be able to hear what’s going on around you (watch that music level)!

Scooter, Rollerblading & Skateboarding – Helmets are important with these modes of travel, as well as listening for warnings on your journey!

Carpool – If all else fails, having more people in your car and less cars on the road still makes a significant difference to our air quality as well as reducing traffic congestion.  Tip:  Watch out for the other drivers on the road as well as all those that will be walking or cycling!

Chapel Hill Transit: – The Town of Chapel Hill has a great fleet of buses offering fare free rides anywhere in Chapel Hill – Carrboro.  Triangle Transit offers service into Chapel Hill from all over the Triangle area including Pittsboro and Hillsborough!  Tip:  Riding the bus offers time to collect your thoughts, read, meet new people or just enjoy not driving  to work!  To find the best routes and times for using transit, check out the Trip Planner at – just add the times of travel and where you’re going – and the best routes and times will be offered to you for your planning!

Chapel Hill 2020 Kicks off on Tuesday, September 27!

The largest public visioning and planning process in the history of Chapel Hill begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27, with the kickoff of Chapel Hill 2020, a communitywide effort to create a new comprehensive plan. Find out more at

  • What: Chapel Hill 2020 Open House and Visioning Process
  • When: Open House from 5 to 6 p.m.; Visioning Process from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where East Chapel Hill High, 500 Weaver Dairy Road
  • Who: Anyone who lives, works, or plays in Chapel Hill–non-residents welcome, too!

You are invited to sign up (see “Become a Stakeholder!”) at and join us at the kickoff on Sept. 27. We need committed stakeholders to share their insights and input during the 12 meetings after Sept. 27. Meetings aren’t your thing? How about filling out a survey? Asking your neighbors what they think? There will be many roles and opportunities for ideas and input. When you sign up, indicate what aspects of the plan interest you most and we’ll make sure you have a say. After all, it’s your town, shouldn’t it be your vision?

Chapel Hill 2020 is all about involving the community from the beginning. Hundreds of “stakeholders” are expected to attend the kickoff at East Chapel Hill High, 500 Weaver Dairy Road. An open house is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m., and the visioning process will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. All residents – and others who live, work and play in Chapel Hill – are invited to this free and open event.

At this first meeting participants will help identify a vision and key themes for Chapel Hill 2020. Bus service to the High School is available on the “T” bus route until 5:45 pm. Need a bus ride home? Contact the Planning Department at 919-968-2728 or email (subject line: bus ride) before Sept. 20, and we’ll arrange for your ride.

For more information on the New Comprehensive Plan, visit, email or call the Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department at 919-968-2728.

No Transit Service on Labor Day

CHT Labor Day Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) services will not operate on Monday, September 5, 2011, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  CHT services will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.   For additional information, please contact a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900 (press 1) or email

CHT is the public transportation provider that serves Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  For complete information about CHT services, schedules, route changes or directions to the nearest CHT stop, visit us at, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.orgor call a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900.


Triangle Transit Hours of Operation & Holiday Calendar

Triangle Transit operates regional service from 6am to 10:30pm, Monday through Friday, and from 8am to 5:30pm on Saturdays.

Triangle Transit does NOT operate bus or shuttle service on Sundays or the following holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day