This study is in the Detailed Evaluation of Alternatives phase. Capital and operating cost estimates and ridership numbers have been developed by the consultant team (AECOM).
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.
This study will develop strategic and financial plans that will include the identification of a strategic vision for Chapel Hill Transit for the next 10 years as well as a sustainable financial plan that will provide adequate funding for recommended service levels. An analysis will be provided to Council and relevant parties in October or November 2015.
A preliminary (25%) plan was presented at a Public Information Meeting on December 1, 2015. We are now proceeding with detailed design. We expect to complete design in late spring or early summer 2016.
Traffic Signal System Performance Measurement Project
This project involves reviewing the effectiveness of new traffic signal system upgrade by developing Traffic Signal Synchronization Performance Metrics. These include travel time runs through major corridors, delay experienced by drivers through the corridors and at individual intersections, vehicle emissions, fuel consumption, number of stops, minor street delay at several key intersections along the corridors, and number of signal maintenance calls and response times. We prepared reports in 2013 and 2015. New report will be prepared in Summer 2016.