Chapel Hill Transit Schedule Adjustments – August 17, 2014

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will be implementing schedule adjustments effective Sunday, August 17, 2014, to improve service and efficiencies throughout the transit system. CHT generally makes changes to its schedules in January, May and August, in response to ridership trends, changing traffic patterns and growth in the area.  The changes include:

  • A RouteAdded additional morning trips (7:45 a.m. – 9:36 a.m.) along Hillsborough Street to better match the level of customer demand.  These trips will operate in a loop between Hillsborough Street, Campus and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and will only operate when the University is in session.
  • D Route: The 7:17 a.m. trip starting at Europa will instead begin at 6:40 a.m. from Smith Level at BPW Club.
  • J Route: Added additional morning trips between 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. to better match the level of customer demand.
  • NS Route:  Added additional mid-day trips between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to better match the level of customer demand.
  • NU Route: Evening service will resume.
  • RU Route:  Increased peak hour frequency to 10 minutes during the morning (7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) and afternoon (3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) to improve service at the busiest times.
  • Saturday D Route:  Added 5:10 p.m. trip from Greenbridge (effective August 23, 2014).
  • Saturday FG Route: Added 4:51 p.m. trip from Colony Woods (Effective August 23, 2014).
  • Safe Rides: Service will resume on Thursday, August 21, 2014 and will operate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings when the University is in session.
  • EZ Rider: Sunday ADA service will operate from 10:38 a.m. until 11:17 p.m. (Effective August 17, 2014).

New schedules are available on our website and printed schedules will be available on buses the week of August 11th.  Next­Bus predictions may be impacted by the service changes for the week following August 18, 2014.  Please refer to printed and online schedules during this time.

The August 2014 service improvements are funded in part by the Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plan.

For more information, email or contact a customer service representative at 919.485.7433.

Joe, Switching Gears Duck!

Read all about Joe the Switching Gears Duck’s adventures regarding his alternative transporation choices. 

Joe was TIRED of riding in a car and determined that he will no longer be trapped between 4 doors.  And since Joe is naturally an outdoor creature needing to breathe in the clean air of Chapel Hill’s Carolina Blue Skies, Joe traded in his keys for a bike and can now be found cycling around the community to get to and from, not just work but everywhere else too!  Join Joe on Facebook as he finds adventure in his everyday journey’s about town!  Check out Joe, Switching Gears Duck on Facebook!  Joe just loves a good laugh and a QUACK!

Switching Gears Bike Night FRIDAY NIGHT: 6 – 9pm The Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street!!!

3 Cruisers Rides – THIS Friday Night cycling into the HUGE SWITCHING GEARS BIKE NIGHT at 140 West Franklin- The Plaza, 6 – 9 pm.  DSI Bike Humor, Gold Sprints Tourney, & Slow Races for serious competitors, and plenty of duck racing for family friendly bike fun!

Two of the Cruiser Rides will join at East 54 and proceed together lead by John Rees and Joe Sykora

Southern Village feeder ride:
Leaves at 5:00PM from the neighborhood pool parking lot on Brookgreen Drive
Please try to arrive 15 minutes early, so we can make it in time.
We will ride from Southern Village to East 54, using mostly bikepaths and local roads.
There will be a short stretch (about 200 yards on the hard shoulder of Fordham Blvd.)

East 54 Feeder ride
Leaves at 5:30PM from the lower parking lot located off us Prestwick road.

Meeting at University Mall Cruiser To The Plaza:  The University Mall feeder ride lead by Joanne Gardner and Stuart Friesen leaves at 5:30PM from the TrySport parking lot in front of the TrySport shop outside of University Mall on the opposite side from Southern Seasons Please try to arrive 15 minutes early, so we can make it in time.


Bike Month Events 2014

May 3 – BikeAbility Event – Fire Station #4 Training Grounds, 9 a.m. – Noon, 101 Weaver Dairy Road Extension – Join this event designed to encourage all people to use a bicycle as a way to get around including to and from work. Specifically there will be a display and opportunity for testing bikes for those with special needs. Open to all ages.

May 7 – International Bike to School Day and Chapel Hill Bike to Work Day – Students, parents, professionals are all encouraged to cycle/walk during peak travel hours of the day rather than using a car!

May 8 – UNC’s Bike to Work with Heels Event, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come by the Beach Cafe and enjoy time with UNC Staff regarding cycling to and from work and best strategies for using every way to get there EXCEPT by car!

May 12 – Bike Stores –  Special DiscountsAvailable All Day

May 13 – Carrboro’s Bike Breakfast Workshop, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Armadillo Cafe Parking Lot. Join in the fun for getting your bike ready to use for cycling safety and ways to get to and from work. Gather information about various bike advocacy groups, wrenching tents, free coffee and hot biscuits and great giveaways promoting cycling to and from work!

May 14 – Free Bike Inspections at Bike Shops in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

May 16 – National Bike to Work Day

May 16 – Switching Gears Bike Night – 6 pm to 9 pm The Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street – Night for cyclists of all ages and especially those considering cycling to and from work in the next 12 months! Join the DSI Comedy group to enjoy bike humor and events including Gold Sprints, Bikes on Bus Workshop and Timing Competition, Children’s safety events, helmet decorating, slow races, duck racing and MORE!

Bike Alliance Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s Bike Coalition will have cycling groups meeting at outer lying areas in Chapel Hill and Cycle-In to The Plaza together!

Friday’s Through June 27, Live & Local – The Plaza at 140 West Event Series: April 25th begins a series of Friday night concerts and entertainment at The Plaza at 140 West Franklin in Chapel Hill. All Friday nights we encourage folks to Walk/Bike – In and join the crowd for this great set of entertainers each Friday night through the end of June!

Bike Coffee Break Days – all month there will be Coffee Stands that will pop up in the downtown area.  Stations will encourage the use of alternative transportation for the 1st time OR to be incorporated into daily life on a regular basis!  Joe – The Switching Gears Duck will be offering a Free-Cuppa-Joe (sponsored by several local coffee shops) and be available for selfies that can be posted to his Facebook Go Joe page!