TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION


10/12/2011 9:22pm

Mary Cooper's flat-rate taxi program will take time with the town

Students might have to wait longer than planned for Student Body President Mary Cooper’s proposed flat-rate taxi service. Cooper presented her Safe Ride proposal to the Chapel Hill Town Council Monday, and members voted unanimously to refer Cooper’s petition to the town manager.


9/19/2011 4:23pm

Amtrack funds could be slashed

Students who take the train home to Charlotte might have to find an alternate mode of transportation if a proposed budget plan is passed by Congress.


4/20/2011 4:29pm

	Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt discussed the issue of alternative transportation with Carl Schuler, of UNC Hospitals, at the Starbucks on Franklin Street Wednesday. Kleinschmidt rode Chapel Hill Transit to talk to bus riders about the transportation system.

Kleinschmidt tests transit system; talks with residents

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.


3/28/2011 11:52pm

Construction on Manning Drive detours bus routes

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.


3/28/2011 5:11pm

Corridor study seeking local input

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.


3/28/2011 5:10pm

	Weaver Street construction, which started March 7, is running on schedule and has caused little trouble with businesses and residents.

Weaver Street construction rolls forward smoothly

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.


3/27/2011 3:10pm

Students seek spot in transportation talks

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.


3/23/2011 4:33pm

Full board to vote today on transportation plan

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.