Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Presidential Visit

Please be aware that there could be delays in bus routes for both Chapel Hill Tranist as well as Triangle Transit on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  There will be a visit from the President of the United States of America.

Consider this special event as you plan your routes to work, errands or recreation.  Patience is helpful when there are delays in traffic.

Thank You.

Chapel Hill Transit: Winter Break Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will begin winter break service on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. The weekday CM, CW, D, J, and NU routes will end earlier. The Safe Rides and the Saturday/Sunday U & NU routes will not operate.

EZ Rider services will end at 10:35 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Regular service will resume on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. For specific schedule information, please visit www.chtransit.org, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org or call a customer service representative at 919.969.4900 (press 1).

And As Always:  Using Alternative Transportation is a great way to keep the community green and ourselves healthier! 

Go Chapel Hill Driving Less – Being Happy!

Bus and Rail Investment Plans – Open House Public Meetings

DURHAM and ORANGE COUNTIES:

The proposed Durham and Orange Counties Bus and Rail Investment plans address the need for enhanced public transportation in the Triangle to serve its growing populations as well as provide opportunities for low-to-moderate income families to get to work, educational opportunities, and other cities in the region. The plans outline the variety of revenue sources necessary to support the proposed light rail, commuter rail, and expanded local and regional bus services.

Open house sessions for residents to learn more about these proposed plans are scheduled at the following locations:

  • June 7, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Southwest Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham
  • June 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Holton Career and Resource Center’s Senior Room, Second Floor, 401 N. Driver St., Durham
  • June 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
  • June 15, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd., Durham
  • June 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Orange County Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough

A short presentation will be given periodically at each open house session and staff will be available to discuss the proposed plans on a one-on-one basis with the public.

Residents who are unable to attend the open house sessions are encouraged to view the proposed investment plan for Durham on the DCHC MPO website at http://www.dchcmpo.org.

Residents may submit comments by e-mail until June 17 to comments@dchcmpo.org/

For more information about the proposed investment plans, visit the DCHC MPO website at www.dchcmpo.org or contact Andy Henry at (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419.

Bike-to-Work Day a Success!

Chapel Hill- Carrboro’s Bike-to-Work Day celebration was a success, with more than 100 people attending the breakfast in the parking lot across from Armadillo Grill.  Cyclists enjoyed biscuits from Neal’s Deli, coffee from Open Eye Cafe, and other delicious treats.

The cyclists signed up for the Smart Commute Challenge by pledging to use alternative transportation at least once to get to work/school.

Mechanics from The Clean Machine and the ReCYCLEry pumped tires, lubed chains and tested brakes for the commuters.  Attendees were entered to win raffle prizes, including bike lights, T-shirts, coffee, Bulls tickets, Cycle9 gift cards, and Burt’s Bees products.

The list of raffle winners:

Barbara Yarn (coffee and mug)
Rica Shahow (Beans and bag)
Nakita Cook (Bulls tickets)
Paublo Valenzia (Bull tickets)
Grace Oren (bike light)
Sammy Slade (Itunes gift card)
Hannah Heyuch (Itunes)
Jennifer Drolet (hat and t-shirt)
Jalong Wu (Cycle 9 gift card)
Tricia Robinson (Cycle 9 gift card)
Kevin Hicks (Cycle 9 gift card)
Kendrick Sheats (Hat and t-shirt)
Itza Salazar (goody bag)
Simone Turner (goody bag)
Aieysha Harris (goody bag)
Chris Durgan (goody bag)
Tricia Huegerich (goody bag)
Kim Andersen (goody bag)
Vijay Rey (Durham Bulls tickets)
Michael Shottner (t-shirt)
Charles Mitchell (Cooler)
George Long (Burts Bee’s)
Audrey Galtis (Hat)
Brian DeJesus (Shirt)

Goody Bags included:  Bike Lights, Coffee Mugs, Shirts, etc

Children’s Bicycle Helmet Decorating Contest Winners:

Kailani Delarosa
Alondra Delarosa
Sydney Thompson
Rajen Dey
Sabrina Thompson
Hannah Horrell
Abigail Horrell
Joseph Patterson
Dylan Nicastro
Bridget Kelly

Triangle Transit Free on April 22nd!

Triangle Transit routes will operate using the Saturday schedule on Friday, April 22nd.  In observance of Earth Day, ALL Rides Are Free!

Routes in Operation

100:  RTC-RDU-Raleigh
400:  Durham-New Hope Commons-Chapel Hill
700:  Durham-RTC
800:  Chapel Hill-Southpoint-RTC

If you have any questions please contact the GoTriangle Regional Transit Information Center at 919-485-RIDE (7433).