CHT Modifies Service for Halloween Evening

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will operate a modified service schedule the evening of Sunday, October 31, 2010, to accommodate the Halloween celebration on Franklin Street.     The following modifications will be in effect:

NU Route: Route will end at 9:02 p.m. at the PR Lot.

EZ Rider:  Service will end at 9:00 p.m.

Safe Ride Routes: Safe Ride buses will operate from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., along detoured routes.  Safe Ride is a service funded by the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Government for the safety of students.  Safe Rides will not serve the Downtown/Franklin Street area.  Please be advised that due to road closures and traffic pattern changes, CHT may be unable to operate published schedules for these routes.

  • Safe T – pick up and drop off from Chapel Hill Town Hall
  • Safe J – pick up and drop off from Passport Motors (Franklin Street at Graham Street)
  • Safe G – pick up and drop off from Columbia Street at Sitterson Hall across from Carolina Inn

No Bus Shuttles: There will be no bus shuttles operating from park and ride lots to the Halloween Celebration.

  • Point 2 Point Express – When heading north on Columbia, it will detour right on Cameron Avenue instead of Franklin Street. then resume it’s normal route.

 

Please visit www.chtransit.org for a map of the detoured routes.  For additional information, please contact a CHT customer service representative at 919.969.4900 or email .

 

A Route Temporarily Detoured

Posted Date: 10/1/2010

Chapel Hill Transit LogoBeginning Monday, Oct. 4, the Chapel Hill Transit A route will be detoured along Ward Street due to the partial closure of Severin Street. The A route should return to normal routing on Thursday, Oct. 7, weather permitting.

Passengers may board the detoured bus at the Weiner at Serverin Street or the Bradley at Williams Circle bus stops.

For more information, contact a customer service representative at 919-969-4900 or email .

Detoured Buses (CPX, CM, and JFX) Resume Normal Route

Beginning Monday, June 14, 2010, the CPX, CM and JFX routes will resume normal routing on S. Columbia Street. Lane closures continue on S. Columbia and the routes may experience schedule delays as a result. CHT will make every attempt to maintain schedules but is advising customers to expect delays and to allow extra travel time.

Route Detours and Possible Schedule Delays Due to Lane Closures on South Columbia Street

Chapel Hill Transit is advising its riders to expect route detours and possible schedule delays beginning Monday, May 10, 2010, due to lane closures on South Columbia Street between South Road and Cameron Avenue. Lane closures are expected to last until August 2010.

CHT will be implementing a detour on the CPX, CM and JFX routes due to lane closures on South Columbia Street between South Road and Cameron Avenue until further notice.

The CM route will be detoured along West Franklin Street, left on Merritt Mill Road to continue regular route. The westbound bus stops on Cameron Avenue (heading to Jones Ferry Road) will not be served. Passengers on Cameron Avenue may board the detoured bus at the following bus stops: Abernathy Hall, Franklin Street at Caribou Coffee, Franklin Street at Ham’s Restaurant, Franklin Street at Graham Street and Merritt Mill at CC Dickson Co.

The CPX and JFX routes will be detoured along McCauley Street, left on Pittsboro Street to continue the regular route. The bus stops at Sitterson Hall and Newman Center will not be served. Passengers may board the detoured buses at the State Employee’s Credit Union.

The routes may experience schedule delays as a result of the street closure. CHT will make every attempt to maintain schedules but is advising customers to expect delays and to allow extra travel time.

Other CHT routes traveling along South Columbia Street may experience schedule delays because of the lane closures. These possible schedule delays may affect the following routes: A, CL, CM, CPX, CW, D, G, J, JFX, N, NS, NU, T, U and the 420 (Triangle Transit). CHT will attempt to operate the normal printed schedule on these routes. While every attempt will be made to maintain schedules, CHT is advising customers to expect delays due to traffic congestion and to allow extra travel time.

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.