Park-and-Ride has long been an important component of Chapel Hill’s transportation system. Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) has recognized that time will be needed for the planning, design, entitlements, construction and commissioning of an expanded park-and-ride lot at the north end of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The process is starting now with a feasibility study so that capacity will be available by the time demand materializes for this expanded facility. CHT desires adequate park-and-ride capacity developed in an environmentally-friendly, financially-efficient manner supportive of transit-compatible redevelopment of adjacent properties. The objectives of the study include:
- Confirm the level of demand for park-and-ride spaces in the Eubanks Road facility for both CHT passengers and other users;
- Review the site suitability and configuration options presented in the Eubanks Road Concept Plan in relation to an expanded park-and-ride facility and formulate alternatives for park & ride expansion in the planning area;
- Develop an effective access plan including determination of impacts and service requirements so that transit service, walking and biking access, and traffic needs are addressed;
- Understand financial strategies and implications of park-and-ride development;
- Define a variety of potential alternatives, test the alternatives, complete NEPA requirements and select a preferred alternative for environmental permitting, funding, construction and operation;
- Define and manage an inclusive public and agency process to develop consensus around the Eubanks Road Concept Plan, facility options and study outcomes.
VHB Scope of Work
This document was produced by the consultant selected to assist CHT with this project, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), to describe the work they will perform.
Final Report (January 2013)
Acknowledgements, Executive Summary
Transit and Parking Forecast
Land Development Potential