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Chapel Hill Transit differs from university service in summer months

Posted on August 17, 2015

Chapel Hill Transit Bus photo: bendertj/Flickr
Chapel Hill Transit Bus photo: bendertj/Flickr
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — An analysis of Chapel Hill Transit service finds it differs from other university shuttle services during the summer months, as its ridership stays fairly consistent,The Daily Tar Heel reported.

The transit system, which covers a combination of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University, will go from 27,000 rides a day when school is session to 22,000 rides a day during the summer, rounding out to about 6.9 million trips a year, according to the report.

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North Carolina State University
N.C. State University's Wolfline bus system — a solely university-based line — sees a much more drastic decrease in ridership over the summer from about 7,000 hours of service per month during the school year and only 2,000 hours of service per month during the summer, the Tar Heel reported.

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