The shuttles are a private service that transports LUX residents to areas all around campus and back to the apartments on Central Park Lane, off Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The service includes two private shuttles with routes that coincide with major public transit routes, including Chapel Hill Transit’s U and RU routes.
Carrboro Alderman Damon Seils took to Twitter on Monday to express his frustration with the shuttle service.
“Just saw a private @LUX_ChapelHill shuttle sitting in a bus-only lane blocking public buses from accessing a major bus stop.”
The LUX Twitter account responded that day: “Good Morning @damonseils, We are an authorized user of several bus stops as we transport large groups of people.”
The LUX account removed its tweet on Tuesday. The company did not respond to multiple calls for comment Tuesday and Wednesday.
Lt. Josh Mecimore of the Chapel Hill Police Department said private shuttling services have the right to use public transport stops.