The Carrboro Town Council recently approved the Chapel Hill Transit Short-Range Transit Plan, which allows Chapel Hill Transit to offer full weekend service by August.
“The big headline for the Short-Range Transit Plan is seven-day-a-week bus service,” Carrboro Town Council member Damon Seils said. “Full weekend service is something the community has been asking for for many years and we’re finally able to make that happen.”
Brian Litchfield, director of Chapel Hill Transit, said the plan was adopted by the Town of Chapel Hill and endorsed by The Town of Carrboro and UNC.
In addition to weekend service, Litchfield said the plan will bring high-frequency transit corridors and some other improvements to Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University.
The Short-Range Transit Plan states that it will improve service frequencies in areas with high demand, including East Franklin Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Seils said the plan is nearly cost-neutral, and Litchfield said there will be no impact on transit operators or personnel.