- 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 Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 Southern Village (the southern terminus) and points in between.
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.
On April 27th, 2016, the Chapel Hill Town Council adopted the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) and authorized Chapel Hill Transit staff to submit the LPA to the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) for inclusion into the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) 2040. This important decision will allow us to continue to evaluate Bus Rapid Transit and other improvements in the corridor. While this represents the first step in a long federal process - this also represents significant support for Chapel Hill Transit and transit as a major part of the transportation system for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University. Please follow this link to review the presentation and the brochure that summarizes the adopted LPA. Both documents are available at www.nscstudy.org/study-documents.