North-South Corridor Study

 Public Meetings - March 26

Chapel Hill Transit invites public participation in the North-South Corridor Study. Two identical public workshops are scheduled on Wednesday, March 26:  – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.-Stone Cultural Center, 150 South Road, UNC Campus (Hitchcock Room)  – 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. -Chapel Hill Public Library (Meeting Room B)

The meetings will be structured in an open house, drop-in format. At the meetings, the public will be able to talk to project staff, review maps of the study area, and participate in self-paced interactive exercises about transit. Chapel Hill Transit’s goal is to gather public comment about travel and transit needs in this corridor. Comment forms as well as laptops will be available to record comments.

An English-Spanish language interpreter will be available at this set of public meetings for anyone who requests translation and interpretation.

The North-South Corridor Study is a transit service planning initiative for the corridor linking Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, South Columbia Street and US Highway 15-501 South. The purpose of the study is to review the transportation corridor from the Eubanks Road Park and Ride to the Southern Village Park and Ride Lot, to identify and evaluate improved accessibility, capacity, convenience and travel-time for riders.

The public meeting date also launches an online community forum at the NSCstudy.org, where the public can access project information, comment on the project, and view other people’s suggestions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the convenience of a personal computer or a mobile device like a smartphone or a tablet. Comments will be accepted on the project starting on March 26 through the end of the project, which is anticipated to last 15-18 months.

Additional public involvement opportunities including more public meetings will be announced throughout the project. There are several easy ways to stay engaged with the North-South Corridor Study through the project website, www.NSCStudy.org:  – Sign up for the updates;  – Check the website for more technical reports and corridor data as it becomes available; and  – Comment on the project using a map, answering a poll question, attaching your own narrative or photo, and more.

The study represents a significant step towards achieving the goals established by the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan. The comprehensive planning work was conducted in six theme groups. “Getting Around” theme group established a set of goals aimed at the development of a well-balanced and holistic transportation system that connects communities, provides a variety of transportation options and places an emphasis on ecological conciseness.

Chapel Hill Transit 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 www.chtransit.org, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org, or call a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900 (press 1).