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UNC Transportation and Parking 2015 / 2016 Updates

Transportation & Parking welcomes you back for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Here are some notes and links to what’s new for this academic year:

Parking Permits & Fees

Available Parking Permits

Students: Commuting students (living outside UNC Housing) to campus that have a need to park on campus may purchase an S11 (Manning Drive) permit and resident students (first-year students are not allowed vehicles on campus) may purchase an off-campus RR (Estes Drive) permit. For more information, see Student Parking

Employees: UNC employees who were unable to obtain a permit through their department assignment process may purchase an S11 (Manning Drive) at T&P. UNC Hospital employees contact UNC Hospitals Parking office for parking availability. For more information, see Employee Parking

Scooter DMV Registration & Parking Permit Required

Changes in NC law effective July 2015 require scooters to register with the NC DMV. Scooters are also required to display a UNC Scooter permit and park in areas designated for motorcycle/scooter parking. Valid vehicle registrations must be presented when purchasing a permit through T&P. For more information, see Motorcycle / Scooter

Park & Ride Daily / Weekly Fees

Beginning August 15, 2015, the daily and weekly temporary fee will increase to $2/day and $6/week. Annual Park & Ride permit fees and weekly payroll deductions are as advertised for 2015-2016

South Campus Daily Parking Rate

Beginning August 15, 2015, the daily maximum for parking will increase from $8/day to $10/day. All other campus hourly pay lots do not have a daily maximum rate and the $1.50 per hour applies for duration of stay.

Electric vehicle charging station fees will be in effect beginning August 15, 2015

The fee is $0.75/hour, or employees/students may purchase a $260 annual permit in conjunction with their assigned zone permit that will allow unlimited charging sessions for the year. During business hours, users must obtain a UNC parking permit to access the stations or pay the hourly parking rate at the Rams Head Deck. All users will need to sign up with ChargePoint to obtain an access card. Stations are located at the Giles Horney building, Cobb Deck, Cardinal Deck, Business School Deck, and Rams Head Deck. Visit


Point-to-Point (P2P) Express Route Changes Effective August 15, 2015

Due to construction in the area of Granville Towers and the former University Square, P2P can no longer access the Granville Towers stop. The S. Columbia bus stop at Fraternity Court will serve Granville Towers. For more information, see Point-to-Point (P2P)

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) Schedule Adjustments Effective Saturday, August 15

CHT will implement minor schedule adjustments to the A, NU, and U Routes, Safe Ride, and EZ Rider Services. Schedule information is available at and printed schedules are available on buses the week of August 10. NextBus predictions may be impacted through August 17.

Triangle Transit (TT) Service Changes effective August 16, 2015

TT will implement service changes to the 300, 300X, 301, 301, CRX, DRX, and 805 Routes. Other routes may have minor schedule changes to improve schedule reliability. Schedule information is available at the GoTriangle website

Also, Triangle-area transit agencies will soon be coming together as a family of services, rebranded under the “GoTransit” umbrella. For information, visit the GoTriangle

Pittsboro Express (PX) Now Operated by Chatham Transit Network

The Chatham Transit Network is now operating the PX route using their vehicles. The PX Route pass will be offered at no cost to UNC employees and students in the Commuter Alternative Program. For more information, visit the Chatham Transit website

PART Route 4 Begins in Downtown Greensboro

Piedmont Area Regional Transportation (PART) is adjusting its Route 4 (Alamance-Burlington Express) to begin in downtown Greensboro at the Depot and to begin serving Burlington at Alamance Regional Medical Center. For more information, visit the PART website

Items of Interest

Football Event Parking

Football Event operations will be in effect on all UNC Football home game Saturdays this fall including September 12, 19, and 26, October 17 and 24, and November 7 and 14. For information on game-day parking and transportation access, see Football Transportation & Parking

Craige Deck Expansion Construction Completed

The project provided four additional levels with an additional 900 spaces. The Manning Drive lane closure has ended and traffic patterns have returned to normal.

Skipper Bowles Drive Construction Ongoing

A re-paving project is underway on Skipper Bowles Drive with a scheduled completion date of early September 2015. Travel lanes are established to preserve access to all facilities and parking areas along Bowles Drive. Traffic patterns are currently one-way northbound along Bowles Drive. For more information and a map of the affected area, see Transportation & Parking Advisory

Chapel Hill Transit implemented detours for the CM, N, and RU routes, which are detailed at the Town of Chapel Hill website.

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