Go Chapel Hill’s Tricky Travel-Time Tips

Tricky Travel Ahead For A While…

It seems that travel could become expensive and difficult as fuel possibly becomes scarce for the next few weeks, or so. Following are reminders and helpful hints for getting, at least, to and from work… or farther.

From Here to There: Rising Price of Fuel Sets Off Thoughts Of Transportation Options To Work

  • Park & Ride: Lots are an option for getting to work by transit including Chapel Hill Transit, Go Raleigh, Go Durham and Go Triangle systems. Triangle Area Park & Ride Lots
  • Chapel Hill Transit is Fare Free! Chapel Hill Transit Routes Schedule
  • Other local systems, running from the east to Chapel Hill have a daily, weekly and larger passes for purchase. Area Transit Passes. Too, there is a PART bus that runs from the west to Chapel Hill. PART Express
  • Carpooling is helpful and many staff live near one another or on the way. If interested, contact me if you want to connect some of the dots from here to there! Go Perks Rewards for Prize Drawings (useful to track trips and possible receive gift cards).
  • Pedestrian Action: Grab a time for healthier lifestyle and walk from home to bus stop or to work.
  • Bicycling: Remember safe cycling with helmet, lights, bright clothing and bells. Review the new NC Bike Laws… most importantly assume that motorists do not see you and practice watchful cycling. Walk/Bike NC Laws
  • Bus/Bike Combo: All buses in the Triangle Area are equipped with racks for bicycles. Easy Bike on Bus Directions!
  • Other: Some skateboard, some unicycle and some rollerblade. Whatever you do . . .

Please do it safely, especially as daylight wanes. I have lots of lights for belt, backpack or bike… so please email me and I will send something your way!

Further Travel: Who Knows What Fuel Supply Will Be Like For A While – Planning Ahead For November and December Travels

  • Amtrak is a great way to get faraway places. Amtrak Information
  • Mega Bus also works well and is inexpensive if booked in advance- clean, safe and with wireless capability! Mega Bus Information
  • Airlines, but a LOT of carbon emissions output.
  • And of course always there are camels… but again the carbon emissions are very high with camels (it’s true)!

Healthy Carolinians’ Transportation Academy 2017

Healthy Carolinians’ Transportation Academy
When individuals understand and are educated on the already existing transportation services, they may be more likely to utilize the local transit systems. This is why we’re bringing to you, a Transportation Academy. Come and learn the basics of local transit and help your clients connect to low-cost/no-cost transportation resources, and participate in an actual bus ride-a-long. Space is limited so choose the location that is most convenient for you. An agenda will be shared at a later date!
– October 10th Academy will be held in Hillsborough at the UNC Hospital, Hillsborough Campus
– October 13th Academy will be held in Chapel Hill at the Seymour Center
Compliance with the “American Disabilities Act” (ADA) and Title VI – Interpreter services and/or special sound equipment are available on request. Call the Immigrant and Refugee Health Program Manager at 919.245.2387 to request an interpreter or other accommodation.

Chapel Hill Transit – New Daily Parking Option at Park and Ride Lots

Chapel Hill Transit has partnered with Parkmobile USA, Inc. to bring an easier and more efficient parking service at designated Park & Ride lots (Eubanks, Carrboro Plaza, Southern Village, and Jones Ferry). Customers can now pay for parking by using Parkmobile’s mobile application for the iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry smart phones.

Customers have the choice to use either the current meter or the new Parkmobile app. Daily parking fee is $2. The fee is in effect 4 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Current Status:

The system is live and available for the customers to use. If customers have questions about using the service, they should contact Parkmobile at 877-PARK-HLP (877-727-5457).

Parkmobile Zones

  • 8801 Eubanks P&R
  • 8802 Jones Ferry P&R
  • 8803 Carrboro P&R
  • 8804 Southern Village P&R

How It Works:

  1. PARK – Look for the Parkmobile sign or sticker (it’s bright green!) and identify your 4-digit zone number.
  2. PHONE – Once registered, use the Parkmobile app to enter in the zone number listed on the sign to start a parking session.
  3. GO – Confirm your session is active and that’s it! And just to make life easier, you can opt-in to receive a notification 15 minutes before your parking session is set to expire.

Register:

To use the new Parkmobile system, customers can register for free at www.parkmobile.com or download the mobile app. Once registered, use the mobile app, the internet, or a toll free number (located on the Parkmobile signs or meter stickers in your parking area) to pay for parking. After setting up the account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone.

Parking App