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UNC’s Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) offers many benefits. All CAP members receive a CAP Discount Card and are entered automatically into monthly prize drawings.

Members receive the monthly Commuter News e-newsletter with transit service changes, local events, and more.

Anyone can ride fare-free Chapel Hill Transit! Tar Heel Bikes are available to everyone for a free hour each day.

The following subsidies are available to eligible commuters:

  • Free bus pass to ride GoTriangle, PART Express, or Chatham Transit
  • Vanpool discount of $330 per van per month

Discount Card: Use the CAP Discount Card for deals at participating local restaurants and shops!

Prize drawings: Members get automatic entry for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses.

Sign up with Zipcar to become a member for free! See Zipcar rates and details.

Permanent employees: 1 permit per calendar month, printed through Online Services. Permits can be used in S11 lots on Skipper Bowles Dr, UNC/Town Park-and-Ride lots, or remote work locations (“R” zone) – excluding R2 lot.

Students: 1 permit per semester, printed through Online Services. Permits can be used in S11-Manning lot or UNC/Town Park-and-Ride lots.

20 free weeknight parking passes per semester via promo codes from ParkMobile (request codes). Use ParkMobile zone 4500, valid in weeknight parking areas.

Learn how to use promo codes for weeknight parking.

Chapel Hill/Carrboro: P2P Emergency Ride Back provides rides to local Park-and-Ride lots and residences.

Regional commuters: Register for GoTriangle’s Emergency Ride Home (for employees only).

CT Express riders: Call Chatham Transit at 919-542-5136. (M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

PART vanpool riders: Use PART’s Emergency Ride Home program. (for employees only)


Best Workplaces for Commuters LogoFor over a decade, UNC has been a proud member of Best Workplaces for Commuters. These nationally-recognized organizations offer outstanding commuter benefits to their employees, encouraging them to use alternative transportation to reduce traffic and improve air quality.