Chapel Hill Transit will begin running a reduced weekday schedule starting June 1
Starting June 1, Chapel Hill Transit will increase service levels to begin running the weekday CM, D, G, J, NS, RU, S and U routes, GoTriangle's 420 and EZ rider service
Post Date:05/22/2020 9:00 AM
Chapel Hill Transit will begin running reduced weekday routes and schedules Monday through Friday until 8 p.m., starting June 1. This decision was made in conjunction with the Orange County Health Department, Town of Chapel Hill Emergency Management, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health.
Our goal is to provide safe service for both our customers and our operators.
Three trips from Hillsborough to Chapel Hill
6 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 4:25 p.m.
Three trips from Chapel Hill to Hillsborough
6:50 a.m., 3:40 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
EZ Rider will offer service from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
None of these routes will operate after 8 p.m. until further notice. This reduction of service helps our operators provide reliable service while allowing our maintenance team to keep vehicles cleaned and sanitized.
Chapel Hill Transit continues to encourage all customers to practice physical distancing by maintaining 6 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 (symptoms: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms).
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. We are adding equipment on our vehicles to help protect our operators, and we are identifying seats and placing signage on vehicles to help our customers keep distance from one another.
During this time, please take advantage of less crowded bus and practice physical distancing, maintaining at least 6 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 at capacity.
We are also excited to move forward with service improvements this August, including introducing new Saturday and Sunday routes and creating more reliable schedules for many of our routes - we will continue to share more as details become more clear and public health guidance is updated.
The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for residents who would like to share and exchange information between the Town and residents in their neighborhoods and homeowners associations. Registered participants will receive emails from the Town to share with their neighbors. townofchapelhill.org/residents/neighborhood-liaison-form
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