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Chapel Hill Transit is closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation in coordination with Orange County Public Health, the Town of Chapel Hill Emergency Management, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care.

Our priority is to ensure we provide safe service for both our customers and our operators. For this reason, Transit is changing the level of service we are providing.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, Chapel Hill Transit will run Saturday level service Monday through Saturday. No fixed route service will be available on Sunday. We hope to restore regular service as soon as possible. Saturday  service includes:

The weekend NU and U routes will not run.

We are reducing service at the advice of public health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community and to help our operations team maintain flexibility so that we can provide reliable service, even as our operators cope with the impacts of COVID-19 in their personal lives. Additional safety measures will be put into place including:

  • Rear door boarding:
    Customers will only be able to board from the rear door, unless you have a mobility aid or other device (wheelchairs, strollers, etc.), and
  • Strict enforcement of the standee line:
    the yellow line that all customers must stand behind while the bus is in motion

Chapel Hill Transit administrative offices will be closed to the general public starting Thursday, March 19. Lost and found will be available by appointment. Call 919.969.4901 to speak with staff during this time.

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 buses and practice social distancing, maintaining at least six feet of distance between yourself, other customers 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 more full than you are comfortable.

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