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Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

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Chapel Hill Transit Seeks Public Input on Short Range Transit Plan

Post Date:09/18/2017 10:34 AM
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The Chapel Hill Transit service area is continuing to grow and how people get around is changing. Building on past planning work, Chapel Hill Transit is conducting a Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP) that will service as a roadmap for the next 10 years and position the system for continued future success. This plan is being developed in coordination with similar short range transit planning efforts being undertaken by Orange Public Transportation and GoTriangle.

What can Chapel Hill Transit do to better meet your transit needs?

  • More frequent service
  • Service in new areas
  • Service at earlier and/or later times
  • More service on weekends
  • More service to/from areas outside of Chapel Hill
  • Faster connections
  • Enhanced bus stop amenities

You’re Invited!  To provide feedback, Chapel Hill Transit invites you to attend one of the following Community Meetings to kick off the plan:

Monday, Sept. 25
6–8 p.m.
Carrboro Town Hall
301 West Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
Served by CW Route

Tuesday, Sept. 26
6–8 p.m.

Chapel Hill Town Hall – HRD Training Room 2nd Floor
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Served by A, G, N, NS and T Routes

Thursday, Sept. 28
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

UNC Hospitals — Children’s Hospital Lobby
Served by most CHT Routes

Thursday, Sept. 28

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
UNC Campus – Student Union
Outdoor Plaza
Served by most CHT Routes

Additional input opportunities will be announced as the planning effort continues. We want you to tell us how Chapel Hill Transit can make your life easier and serve you better. At these meetings, you will have an opportunity to learn about transit trends and discuss your transit needs. View exhibits, discuss transit options and issues with the staff, and complete a survey to help shape the future of transit for the area. If you are unable to attend in person, complete a five-minute, interactive survey at http://chapelhillsurvey.com. For more information, contact Chapel Hill Transit at (919) 485-7433.

Interested persons unable to attend the Community Meetings may submit comments by any of the following methods:

1.     Email to chtransit@townofchapelhill.org
2.     Call (919) 485-7433 and press 1 for customer service
3.     Mail to 6900 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8175, Attn: Public Input

All comments received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2017, will become part of the official public forum record and will be considered by Chapel Hill Transit.

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