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Chapel Hill 1819/2019: 45 Years of Chapel Hill Transit

Post Date:08/30/2019 4:51 PM

It has been 45 years since Chapel Hill Transit began providing transportation to the public under the stewardship of former Mayor Howard Lee and in partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill.

To celebrate the occasion, the Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Transit are hosting a 45th anniversary celebration. There will be an amazing lineup of speakers that will include Mayor Lee, who is largely responsible for starting the transit system. 

This Chapel Hill 1819/2019 event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

The Town of Chapel Hill is celebrating “200 Hundred Years of Getting Better, Together” with a series of programs, projects, commemorations, and celebrations. Town and community partners will host events through the end of the year to celebrate the 200th birthday of our Town government.

“On November 20, 1819, the North Carolina General Assembly appointed the Town’s first Commissioners, establishing local government in Chapel Hill,” explained Mayor Pam Hemminger. “Now, 200 years later, it is exciting to look back through our history to recognize the people, places, and events that have shaped the community we are today.”  

To see what the current program offerings are, or to submit an idea for an event, visit the series website at Find local government history at

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