Speak out on CHT service cuts

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. 


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


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

Proposed Chapel Hill Transit Changes

It's budget season, and here in Chapel Hill the impacts of decreased revenue and increased costs are being felt- especially in Transit. In the Manager's recommended budget, the Transit Fund will receive a 1.5% increase, but due to increased costs for administration and vehicle maintenance, Chapel Hill Transit is proposing the following service cuts:

Weekday Fixed Route Service

Coffee with the Mayor & talk transit

Via Town of Chapel Hill news list:

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt invites residents to join him in riding Chapel Hill's fare-free transit system, followed by free coffee and an informal conversation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Starbucks at 103 E. Franklin Street.

The discussion about transportation issues in Chapel Hill will include updates on alternative transportation, including Chapel Hill Transit.

For more information, contact Len Cone at lcone@townofchapelhill.org or 919-969-5065.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am


Starbucks, 103 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Bus ridership up trianglewide: CH up 30%

Given the rising cost of gas, it's not surprising that riding the bus has become increasingly popular. Of interest is the idea that in wealthy CH bus riding has increased 30%, whereas in Durham bus riding has only increased just 9.5%.


Is it a case of those who are most able to afford it taking advantage of CH's fare free system? Is it purely different demographics? Or is it  different levels of  service?



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