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Chapel Hill Transit to continue modified schedule

Post Date:05/08/2020 5:00 PM
 Chapel Hill Transit cleans inside of bus

Chapel Hill Transit will continue to operate on a modified schedule Monday through Saturday, outlined below. This decision was made in conjunction with the Chapel Hill Transit partners, based on data and guidance from Orange County Public Health and the Town of Chapel Hill Emergency Management team.

Chapel Hill Transit is running reduced service to ensure that our team is able to provide a consistent and reliable level of service and keep our vehicles cleaned and sanitized for our customers and operators.

Our team continue to monitor this situation and will make adjustments to transit service levels as data and projections continue to improve.

“We understand that many people depend on Chapel Hill Transit for access to work, medical appointments, grocery stores and other essential services,” says Brian Litchfield, transit director. Our priority is the safety of our team members and providing safe service for our customers. We are eager to return our services to normal and see all of customers again. Please continue to be patient as begin reopening our community safely and responsibly.

The modified schedule will run Monday through Saturday using the following routes and schedules:

Chapel Hill Transit continues to encourage all customers to practice social distancing, by maintaining six feet of distance from one another; wear masks or other face coverings while riding transit; only ride when necessary; enter and exit through the rear door; and do not ride if you are sick or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Chapel Hill Transit is committed to safety. We have hired additional staff to support cleaning of vehicles and equipment and have increased our cleaning regimen so that our buses are cleaned and disinfected daily.

During this time, please take advantage of less crowded bus and practice social distancing, maintaining at least six feet of distance between other passengers and the operator. If you are able, arrive at your bus stop earlier to allow yourself options if the bus you are attempting to catch is fuller than you are comfortable.

We will continue to update community members and customers about increasing service levels. In the coming weeks, we anticipate sharing more details about:

  • Beginning to operate core routes, which include: Routes CM, D, G, J, NS, NU, RU, S and U, until 8 p.m. once impacts from COVID-19 have lessened.
  • In August, implementing service improvements, identified in the Chapel Hill’s Short Range Transit Plan

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