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Strategic and Financial Study- The overall objective of the Strategic and Financial Plan is for Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) to develop a strategic plan to guide future system growth, development and investment. Doing this requires taking stock of existing resources, articulating agency strengths and weaknesses and considering the how CHT has grown and succeeded as well as ways that the agency has been less successful. Developing a strategic plan also involves evaluating different opportunities for positioning the agency for future growth and development, including different options for investment.
North South Corridor Study (www.NSCStudy.org) - Chapel Hill Transit is conducting the North-South Corridor Alternatives Analysis, “North-South corridor Study” for short, to evaluate the best methods for moving more residents and commuters along the MLK Boulevard and 15-501 South corridor. An AA is a detailed study of all reasonable transportation alternatives within a corridor that addresses identified transportation problems. The study area runs from UNC North Campus (a northern terminus) and the popular southern Village (the southern terminus) and points in between.
Chapel Hill Transit invites public participation in the North-South Corridor Study. Two identical public workshops are scheduled on Wednesday, March 26:
• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.—Stone Cultural Center, 150 South Road, UNC Campus (Hitchcock Room)
• 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. —Chapel Hill Public Library (Meeting Room B)
The meetings will be structured in an open house, drop-in format. At the meetings, the public will be able to talk to project staff, review maps of the study area, and participate in self-paced interactive exercises about transit. Chapel Hill Transit’s goal is to gather public comment about travel and transit needs in this corridor. Comment forms as well as laptops will be available to record comments.
An English-Spanish language interpreter will be available at this set of public meetings for anyone who requests translation and interpretation.
The public meeting date also launches an online community forum at the NSCstudy.org, where the public can access project information, comment on the project, and view other people’s suggestions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the convenience of a personal computer or a mobile device like a smartphone or a tablet. Comments will be accepted on the project starting on March 26 through the end of the project, which is anticipated to last 15-18 months.
Additional public involvement opportunities including more public meetings will be announced throughout the project. There are several easy ways to stay engaged with the North-South Corridor Study through the project website, www.NSCStudy.org:
• Sign up for the updates;
• Check the website for more technical reports and corridor data as it becomes available; and
• Comment on the project using a map, answering a poll question, attaching your own narrative or photo, and more.
The study represents a significant step towards achieving the goals established by the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan. The comprehensive planning work was conducted in six theme groups. “Getting Around” theme group established a set of goals aimed at the development of a well-balanced and holistic transportation system that connects communities, provides a variety of transportation options and places an emphasis on ecological conciseness.