Speak out on CHT service cuts


Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Chapel Hill Town Council Chambers, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Just today (WTF) I received this e-mail notice about a public hearing tonight to hear from local residents about the proposed cuts to Chapel Hill Transit service. Erin already blogged about the extensive cuts being proposed, so please read that  and then come out tonight or contact Chapel Hill Transit by one of the methods below. We have until June 8th to have our responses considered officially.

Public Input Session on Proposed Transit Service Adjustments

Posted Date: 6/1/2011

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will hold the first in a series of public input sessions on its proposed service adjustments for fiscal year 2011/12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1,  at the Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chambers (405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). 

For additional information on the proposed service adjustments and public input sessions please see the attachment to this email or visit www.chtransit.org. If you are unable to attend one of the public input sessions you can submit comments by any of the following methods: 

1. Email to chtransit@townofchapelhill.org  

2. Call 919-969-4900 and press 1 for customer service 

3. Fax to 919-968-2840 

4. Mail to CHT, 6900 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8175


All comments received by 8 p.m. on June 8, 2011, will become part of the official public forum record and will be considered by CHT.

For complete information about CHT services, schedules, route changes or directions to the nearest CHT stop, visit us at www.chtransit.org, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org or call a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900. 


Based on my experience on Tuesday evening  (see summary on the other thread re: CH Transit http://orangepolitics.org/2011/05/proposed-chapel-hill-transit-c#comment... ), I would say that the current situation is that, given how quickly the changes will be implemented -- August -- and the hints that these public meetings are more to explain and defend than to gather information that will actually used, it will take a louder than usual outcry.  I have seen signs posted around most affected neighborhoods -- let's hope that translates into a presence at these meetings and on line that might actually be heard.If the cutbacks are inevitable, at least there should be some creativity and actual rider input to create reasonable, usable alternatives before the deal becomes a done-deal.


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