In response to UNC students returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chapel Hill Transit has made several changes to its service. These changes include reduced weekday routes, reduced bus capacities and the introduction of Sunday service for the first time in 40 years.
"Normally, transit is about taking as many people as possible from one place to another," said Jeffrey Sullivan, community outreach manager for Chapel Hill Transit. "This year, our job is to get as many people safely from one place to another across as many trips as we can provide.”
As of Aug. 3, Chapel Hill Transit has decreased its service to 12 weekday routes that operate Monday through Friday, and nine weekend routes that operate Saturday and Sunday. The weekend service has the same routes as their weekday counterparts but run at different times.
The weekday routes in operation are the A, CM, CW, D, FCX, J, HS, NS, NU, RU, S and U.
The weekend routes include the A, CM, CW, D, J, N, NS, NU and U.
Routes B, CCX, CL, F, G, JFX, N and T are not running, but Sullivan said Chapel Hill Transit aims to remain flexible under ever-changing circumstances.
New COVID-19 policies include: