Service Alert: Tar Heel Express Service
Posted: Monday, September 22, 2015
Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina versus Delaware Football Game
(Note: Shuttles will not operate from University Place, formerly University Mall, this year)
Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, September 26, 2015, for the North Carolina football game against Delaware, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. Shuttles will begin at 9:30 a.m. from the Friday Center and Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) park and rides, and 11:00 a.m. from the Southern Village and Jones Ferry Road park and rides.
Due to construction and development activity, shuttles will not operate from University Place (formerly University Mall) this year.
Shuttles drop off and pick up on South Road at Carmichael Auditorium and Woolen gym. The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and Kenan Stadium. The shuttles will operate for forty-five (45) minutes following the game. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip. Park and ride permits are not required during Tar Heel Express events.
Brian M Litchfield, Director
The primary mission of Chapel Hill Transit is to provide safe, convenient, affordable, reliable, and responsive public transportation services to residents and visitors of the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and University of North Carolina communities; to be accessible, efficiently operated and supportive of a healthy environment and a sustainable local economy; and to connect and coordinate with other transportation means in the Research Triangle area providing an alternative for local and regional travel.
Chapel Hill Transit is made up of three divisions including the Administrative Division, the Operations Division and the Maintenance Division. Duties of the divisions of Chapel Hill Transit include:
- Fixed-route bus services and EZ rider service for the mobility-challenged for the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina.
- Operation of the Tar Heel Express – a park and ride shuttle service for special events.
- Compliance with State and federal regulations.
- Accurate and timely reporting of statistics.
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