New Parking Fee at the Chapel Hill Transit Park and Ride Lots

(Effective August 15, 2013)  On April 10, 2013, the Chapel Hill Town Council approved the implementation of a fee structure for park and ride lots managed and operated by Chapel Hill Transit (CHT). The fees will be effective at the following park and ride lots: Carrboro Plaza, Eubanks, Southern Village and Jones Ferry. The following fees will take effect on August 15, 2013:

  • Daily      rate: $2
  • Monthly      rate: $21
  • Annual      rate: $250

Monthly and annual permits for park and ride lots managed by CHT are available for purchase online: If customers purchasing permits have questions, they should call CHT’s program manager Mila Vega at 919-969-4916 or email

Customers will also be able to utilize daily parking by paying a $2 fee at pay-stations located at each lot.  Information on the CHT park and ride program and permits is available at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) will also be implementing fees for their park and ride permits, effective August 15, 2013.  UNC park and ride permits will be honored in Town lots.  Additional information on UNC park and ride permits is available at

CHT park and rides will remain first-come, first serve to allow users to choose the most proximate and available spots (due to varied work and class schedules, spots are not consistently occupied). Permits will be valid for all CHT lots to maintain optimal capacity.

Chapel Hill Transit (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 or call a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900 (press 1).

Bike-In, Walk-In to the Chapel Hill Fireworks on the 4th of July!

Parking is going to be tricky (info following), so pull out your bicycle and enjoy the evening without the hassle of traffic maneuvers becoming part of your evening!  Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m., so be sure to arrive early for the best seats– Fireworks and Entertainment viewed only from inside the stadium.

Gate & Parking Information:

Stadium Gates 5, 6 and Blue Zone North will be open at 7pm for entry with seating available on the South side only sections 118-131 and sections 219-231.

Recommended parking for event patrons in the Craige, Jackson and Cardinal parking decks off of Manning Drive and the Rams Head Deck off ridge road. The Bell Tower lot is open to public and is also assigned disability parking.

Parking also is available in Town of Chapel Hill parking lots downtown, including the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 East Rosemary Street and 140 West Franklin Street underground deck.

Stadium Drive will remain CLOSED to general public.

Town of Chapel Hill 4th of July Celebration Information: