Chapel Hill Transit Winter Weather Update for Friday, March 6, 2015
Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 (8:00 p.m.)
Due to anticipated road conditions (patchy to solid black ice in areas) especially on secondary streets, sidewalk conditions and the late start planned for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill Transit will likely begin service no earlier than 9:00 a.m. on all routes except the following:
- 420 Route
- PX Route
- Senior Shuttle
To help accommodate the two-hour late start at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, we will provide an additional trip on the HS route (serving Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill High School, Morris Grove Elementary and Seawell Elementary) in the morning. The trip will depart the Varsity Theater at 10:20 a.m. arriving at Chapel Hill High School around 10:30 a.m.
EZ Rider service will begin no earlier than 9:00 a.m. due to road conditions in neighborhoods. Customers may experience delays as road conditions dictate the ability of operators to maneuver their vehicles on many area side streets and provide door-to-door service.
We will provide an additional update Friday morning around 7:30 a.m.
If you must travel in the morning, dress warmly and expect delays. Road conditions affect all traffic, so buses will also be operating at slower than normal speeds tomorrow morning and all routes in service will experience delays. They likely won't be on schedule, but buses should still arrive at regular intervals. We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety is our highest priority. Chapel Hill Transit encourages customers to be extra cautious when encourages customers to be extra cautious when traveling to and from bus stops and when stepping on and off vehicles as area sidewalks and roadways will likely be icy.
In an effort to maintain safety, Chapel Hill Transit will continue to monitor road conditions and reevaluate routes for bus service throughout this winter weather event.
Spring Break Schedule
Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will adjust its service schedule from Saturday, March 7, 2015 through Saturday, March 14, 2015 due to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill spring break schedule. During this time, the weekday NU route will end earlier in the evening (8:29 p.m. at the RR Lot) and the weekend U and NU routes will not operate. Weekday EZ Rider services will end at 10:35 p.m.
Safe Ride routes will not operate Thursday, March 12, 2015, through Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Brian M Litchfield, Director
The primary mission of Chapel Hill Transit is to provide safe, convenient, affordable, reliable, and responsive public transportation services to residents and visitors of the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and University of North Carolina communities; to be accessible, efficiently operated and supportive of a healthy environment and a sustainable local economy; and to connect and coordinate with other transportation means in the Research Triangle area providing an alternative for local and regional travel.
Chapel Hill Transit is made up of three divisions including the Administrative Division, the Operations Division and the Maintenance Division. Duties of the divisions of Chapel Hill Transit include:
- Fixed-route bus services and EZ rider service for the mobility-challenged for the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina.
- Operation of the Tar Heel Express – a park and ride shuttle service for special events.
- Compliance with State and federal regulations.
- Accurate and timely reporting of statistics.
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