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With a $2.3 million gap in the town’s transit system budget, some riders could be left without a way home.
The frenzy of larger-than-life advertising that many associate with the streets of big cities could soon appear in Chapel Hill and save the town money.
Chapel Hill Transit and the Chapel Hill Transit Partners, which include the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the University, have committed to operate the Pittsboro Express Route (PX) until Aug.
Chapel Hill Transit will implement detours on the NU and U bus routes on Sunday to avoid Manning Drive, which will be closed.
Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt put the Chapel Hill Transit system to the test Wednesday, riding the HS route to the Varsity Theater. Wearing tennis shoes, jeans and a striped blue polo, Kleinschmidt later met Chapel Hill residents at the Starbucks on East Franklin Street to discuss the town’s transit and mobility issues in a more casual forum.
Carrboro is one step closer to having its first parking deck after the Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved its design at a meeting Tuesday night.
Chapel Hill Transit will implement detours for nine bus routes due to construction on Manning Drive. The detours will only affect trips between 8 p.m. Fridays and 8 p.m. Sundays. A map of the detours is available on the town’s website. The bus stops at Mason Farm at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle, UNC Hospitals, Manning Drive at Gravely and UNC Hospitals parking deck will not be served.
With heavy traffic congestion in mind, an area agency is seeking public input on infrastructure alternatives for the N.C. 54 corridor near Interstate 40 and Farrington Road.
Carrboro’s Weaver Street is finally in the midst of its long-awaited renovations. Since the project started March 7, there have been few, if any, kinks in the scheduled plan, said Carrboro Public Works Director George Seiz.
Under the five-year transportation plan passed Thursday by the Board of Trustees, students will pay about 40 percent of the system’s costs — an increase of about 10 percent from the current system. But none of the transportation board’s nine members are students. The board has two vacancies.
At his final meeting as a member of the Board of Trustees, Hogan Medlin found himself in a lonely — but familiar — position.
A plan that could shorten the time it takes to get to Durham will be presented to Chapel Hill residents today by Triangle Transit. The public informational workshop, to be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Friday Center, will offer information on potential routes that would connect residents of Orange, Durham and Wake counties.
Student Body President Hogan Medlin voiced concern Wednesday that the five-year transportation plan did not include sufficient student input, echoing a complaint he had last year regarding the approval of a $750 tuition supplement.
In the quiet college town of Chapel Hill, on-campus parking rates for faculty could easily be mistaken for those at a school in a bustling metropolis.
The construction of 140 West Franklin will require the close of a section of Church Street for about a year beginning March 21.
A three-year Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant will fund a free bus route through the town of Hillsborough.