Starting August 3, Chapel Hill Transit will change service on multiple routes to better serve the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and UNC-Chapel Hill communities.

Through these service changes we hope:

  • More people will try to ride the bus,
  • More people will use transit regularly,
  • To provide more frequent service along the busiest roadways,
  • To provide access to our community members with the fewest options to travel,
  • To improve weekend service and
  • Make it easier to live in Chapel Hill and Carrboro without a vehicle

COVID-19 IMPACT TO IMPLEMENTATION

COVID-19, will limit the full implementation of these changes. Starting August 3, Chapel Hill Transit will continue running reduced weekday routes, including:

  • A route (Weiner/Severin, UNC Campus, Glen Lennox, University Place)
  • CM route (Carrboro, Merritt Mill, UNC Hospitals)
  • CW route (Carrboro, Weaver Street, UNC Campus)
  • D route (UNC Hospitals, Franklin Street, Old Durham Road)
  • FCX route (Friday Center Park and Ride, UNC Hospitals)
  • J route (Carrboro, Downtown Chapel Hill, Jones Ferry)
  • HS route (Rogers Rd., Seymour Center, UNC Campus, Smith Level Rd.)
  • NS route (Eubanks Rd. Park and Ride, UNC Campus, Southern Village)
  • NU route (UNC Campus, Hillsborough St, RR Lot)
  • RU route (UNC Campus)
  • S route (Friday Center South Park and Ride, UNC Campus)
  • U route (UNC Campus)

The Senior Shuttle and EZ Rider will also run the regular schedule.

Beginning August 8 and 9, Chapel Hill Transit will begin to run new weekend routes and schedules, including:

  • A route (Weiner/Severin, UNC Campus, Glen Lennox, University Place)
  • CM route (Carrboro, Merritt Mill, UNC Hospitals)
  • CW route (Carrboro, Weaver Street, UNC Campus)
  • D route (UNC Hospitals, Franklin Street, Old Durham Road)
  • J route (Carrboro, Downtown Chapel Hill, Jones Ferry)
  • N route (Estes Park, UNC Campus, Meadowmont)
  • NS route (Eubanks Rd. Park and Ride, UNC Campus, Southern Village)
  • NU route (UNC Campus, Hillsborough St, RR Lot)
  • U route (UNC Campus)

Simplified Routes

Starting in August, Chapel Hill Transit will run 20 routes Monday through Friday and nine routes on Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays. Many of these routes will be simplified with less one-way loops and turns.

Sunday service for the first time in 40 years

The nine routes will run on Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays. These routes will have the same routing has their weekday counterparts, with different timetables. Weekend routes include: the A, CM, CW, D, J, N, NS, NU and U routes.

High-Frequency Corridors

High frequency transit service means a bus is coming at least every 15 minutes during the busiest times of the day. A high frequency corridor means that a bus comes down a street or a network of streets at least every 15 minutes - one route or multiple routes can work together to provide this service.

 Corridor Routes
 15-501 S-UNC Hospitals
 CCX route
 NC 54 (Carrboro)-Cameron Avenue
 CM route
 NC 54 (Friday Center)-UNC Hospitals
 FCX route
 W. Franklin Street
 J route
 NC-54 (Carrboro)-S. Columbia Street
 JFX route
 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.-S. Columbia Street-15-501 S
 NS route
 UNC Campus
 RU/U route
 NC 54 (Friday Center)-UNC Campus
 S route
 E. Franklin Street

 CL/D route

 

Questions

We've done our best to include the most current information on this page. Below we've tried to call out relevant information and put it in an easy to digest format. If you still have questions email us at: chtransit@townofchapelhill.org or call us at 919.969.4931.

Changes

No Routing Changes

Several routes have no routing changes, including the: J, JFX, NS, RU and U routes. These routes may have several changes. Schedules will be posted later this summer.

Routes which will no longer run

 Routes going out of service      
 Routes to switch to
 CPX route
 CM route, JFX route
 HU route
 B route
 V route
 NS route, N route
 FG route  A route
 JN route  J route, N route

 

*The Carrboro Plaza Park and Ride will not continue to be a park and ride lot in August and will no longer be served. Customers should use the Jones Ferry Park and Ride lot, three-quarters (3/4) mile away.

Routes which will no longer serve a portion of the route

 Routes     
 Removed Section
Routes to switch to
 A route
 Homestead Road, MLK Jr. Blvd., Stadium Drive, Manning Drive
 HS route
 B route
 Fordham Blvd. from NC 54 to Old Mason Farm Rd.
 no replacement
 CL route
 Legion Rd., Standish Dr., Old Durham Rd., Erwin Rd.
 D route
  CM route
 Manning Dr., Skipper Bowles Dr.
Transfer to RU on Manning Dr.

 CW route

                             

 Jones Ferry P&R, Jones Ferry, Davie Road, Poplar Ave.
∙ Jones Ferry - JFX/CM route
∙ Davie/Poplar - Walk to Jones Ferry,
∙ NC 54 Bypass or Main Street
 D route
 Old Sterling Rd., Sage Rd., Dobbins Dr.
 CL route
 F route
 University Place
 A route
 G route
 South Road, NC 54, Glen Lennox, University Place
 
 JFX route
 Old Fayetteville Rd., Poplar Ave., NC 54
 CM route
 N route
 Manning Drive, Mason Farm Road
 Transfer to RU on Manning Dr.
 NU route
 MLK Jr. Blvd. from Hillsborough Rd. to South Rd.
 
 T route
 Manning Drive, Old Mason Farm
 

 

ROUTE MAPS & SCHEDULE INFORMATION

We are updating this information as we have it prepared. This information will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

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To Eastern Chapel Hill
To Northern Chapel Hill
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