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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.11
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
President's Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tier2-4: Mass Transit

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Claire Kane
Transportation Demand Manager
Department of Public Safety
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle?:
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus ... (Yes)

A brief description of the program:

Since 2002, the University has partnered with the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro to fund fare-free public transit for all members of the community. UNC contributes more than $6 million annually to operate Chapel Hill Transit's fixed route and demand-responsive service within the municipal boundaries of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Chapel Hill Transit operates twenty-five weekday routes, eight weekend routes, and three late-night routes around UNC's campus and UNC hospitals.

Student and employee participants in the Commuter Alternatives Program (CAP) may choose to receive an annual "GoPass," conferring unlimited free rides on the Triangle's regional transit system, as well as on the Durham Area Transit buses. Alternatively, CAP participants may also choose a free annual pass on the PX route, connecting UNC to the town of Pittsboro.

The website where Information about the Commuter Alternative Program is available:
http://www.dps.unc.edu/Transit/gettingtowork/CAP/cap.cfm

Additionally, UNC's Department of Public Safety runs a free shuttle service from 7:00 pm until 3:00 am when school is in session.
Information about this program is available at http://www.dps.unc.edu/Transit/campustransit/p2p/p2p.cfm


The website URL where information about the program is available:

The information presented here is self-reported and has not been verified by AASHE or a third party. If you believe any of this information is erroneous, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Accuracy Inquiry Form.