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Tar Heel Express Shuttle to the North Carolina versus North Carolina State Men’s Basketball Game

(Note: Shuttles will not operate from University Place, formerly University Mall, this year)

Post Date:01/04/2017 9:39 AM
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UPDATE 1/6/2017: Chapel Hill Transit plans to operate Tar Heel Express service as scheduled for the North Carolina men’s basketball game against North Carolina State on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Shuttle buses will follow normal routes and schedules as long as the streets are safe for travel and park and rides are clear. If there is an accumulation of snow, ice and/or freezing rain, some Tar Heel Express routes may be placed on detours and at a minimum we will close the Jones Ferry and Airport Drive Park and Rides.

We will monitor routes and Park and Rides throughout Saturday (in coordination with University and Town public safety personnel) and if there are safety concerns and/or we believe that Tar Heel Express services will be impacted by weather and/or road conditions, we'll work closely with UNC Athletics and Transportation and Parking to share any changes with our customers and media contacts Saturday afternoon.

For more information, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org or contact a customer service representative at 919.485.7433.


Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, for the North Carolina men’s basketball game against North Carolina State, scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. 

Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 6:30 p.m. from the park and rides located at Friday Center, Southern Village, Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) and Jones Ferry. Shuttles will also be available from the Carolina Coffee Shop located at 138 East Franklin St. (no parking provided). The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and the Dean E. Smith Center. The shuttles will operate for approximately forty-five (45) minutes following the game.  

Shuttles drop off and pick up on Bowles Drive in front of the Dean E. Smith Center. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip.

Shuttles will not operate from University Place (formerly University Mall) this year.  


For additional information on Tar Heel Express, please visit Chapel Hill Transit's website at www.townofchapelhill.org/tarheelexpress, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org, or call a customer service representative at 919-485-7433.

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