It’s time for service changes: Chapel Hill Transit

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Changes are coming! Some of them bigger than others.

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) has some changes beginning Monday, Aug. 19. The fare-free provider usually adjusts its schedules in January, May, and August.

The changes include:

Routes No Longer on Detour:

CCX, CPX, J, JFX, NS, PX, RU, V and Saturday JN will return to regular routes and schedules.

Routes on Detour:

D Route: Will continue on detour until Culbreth Road is reopened and will not serve Culbreth Road, Smith Level Road or the NC 54 Bypass (Kingswood Apartments). The Culbreth Road Shuttle will continue to operate for the duration of the detour.
Route with Schedule Changes:

CM Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
CW Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
D Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
J Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
NU Route: Evening/night service will resume.
F Route: Added 7:38pm trip from Old Fayetteville Road at Pine Grove and 8:45pm trip from Colony Woods.
NS Route: Adjusted arrival of 6:05 a.m., 6:35 a.m., and 7:05 a.m. trips at Eubanks Park and Ride to better coordinate with Triangle Transit’s CRX Route.
Saturday CM: Added additional trips (effective Aug. 24, 2013).
Saturday CW: Added additional trips (effective Aug. 24, 2013).
Saturday JN: Added 9:10am trip from Estes Park Apartments (effective Aug. 24, 2013).

Safe Rides:
Safe Ride provides increased transportation during late night hours will begin operating again on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. This service operates only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings when UNC is in session.

Park and Ride Permits:
As of Aug. 15, 2013 permits will be required to park in the following CHT lots: Carrboro Plaza, Eubanks, Southern Village and Jones Ferry. Monthly and annual permits for park and ride lots are available for purchase online:  http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=2221. Daily permits will be available for purchase at each lot. UNC park and ride permits will be honored in CHT lots. Additionally, certain Triangle Transit CRX riders are exempt. Check here for details.

EZ Rider:
EZ Rider, CHT’s paratransit service for those not able to use the regular fixed-route system, will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday – Friday), from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Saturdays) and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Sundays).

New schedules are available here and printed schedules should be available on buses next week.

NextBus predictions may be impacted by the service changes for the week following Aug. 19, 2013. Please refer to printed and online schedules during this time.

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).

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