In the 2000 Comprehensive Plan, the Town has set, as its primary transportation goal, the enhancement of a balanced, multi-modal transportation system that will improve mobility for all citizens, reduce automobile dependence, and preserve/enhance the character of Chapel Hill. To do this, the Town wishes to increase the per capita use of public transportation so that new development can be accommodated without the need for major expansion of the existing arterial road network.
A major component to reach this goal is the preparation of a Long Range Transit Master Plan.
This page contains information related to the preparation of a Long Range Transit Master Plan for the Chapel Hill Transit Partners, encompassing the Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
On June 26, 2006 the Town Council approved a proposed request for qualifications to seek consultants to assist in preparing a Long Range Transit Master Plan. In particular, the Plan will focus on the transportation needs of the Carolina North development project that is being planned by the University of North Carolina.
The purpose of the Long Range Transit Plan is to support the continued development of regional transportation plans. The Long Range Transit Plan is intended to inform the ongoing process of preparing the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan by providing more detailed identification and analysis of transit alternatives. The development of the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan will address broader issues of new or expanded roadways and related transportation improvements.