Service Alerts



The City encourages everyone to take advantage of the Transit System, but recommends checking the ALERTS page before leaving to make sure there is not a service outage or route change that may affect your travel plans.

Temporary Service Alerts

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 Service Alert

E1  Begininng July 31, 2014, due to construction related delays on Swannanoa River Rd., the City of Asheville’s ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) route E1 will adjust to respond to transit rider’s needs. Construction on Swannanoa River Rd. is expected Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm until September 1, 2014. This construction is not expected to occur every day, but when it does E1 will adjust its schedule.


When construction delays traffic on Swannanoa River Rd. the following will occur:

E1 – Tunnel Rd. – Asheville Mall – Swannanoa River Rd. - VA

o   E1 departing the Transit Station on-the-hour will stay on the normally scheduled route  and endure the construction delay in order to serve all passengers at all E1 bus-stops.  Riders should plan ahead as the E1 is expected to get behind schedule.

o   E1 departing on the half-hour will only serve the portion of the route from the Transit Station to Wal-Mark/Kohl’s. E1 on the half hour, when construction is occurring, will not serve the following bus-stops:

a.      East bound - outbound

  • Swannanoa River Rd. @ Bleachery Blvd
  • Swannanoa River Rd. @ Fairway Dr.
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Fairview Rd.
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Manna Food Bank   
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Kensington Dr.
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Azalea Rd E
  • Swannanoa River Rd @E Hawthorne
  • Tunnel Rd @ Swannanoa River Rd   
  • Tunnel Rd @ Riceville Rd.    

b.     End of the Line

  • Veterans Affairs @ Tunnel Rd           

c.      Westbound – inbound

  • Tunnel Rd @ Riceville Rd
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Tunnel Rd 
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Governors View Rd
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Azalea Rd E
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Kensington
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Manna Food Bank   
  • Swannanoa River Rd  @ Fairview Rd               
  • Swannanoa River Rd @ Fairway Dr  
September 1, 2014 



E1 & E2 & 170  

Due to additional road closures associated with a movie being filmed in downtown Asheville, the City of Asheville’s ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) service will have the following detours on August 5th.

Detour time:           Tuesday, August 5th from 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Detour Route:           Outbound & inbound using Coxe Ave. to Southside to South Charlotte St.

Bus stops closed:


  • Asheland Ave. @ Patton Ave.
  • Patton Ave @ Haywood St
  • Patton Ave @Biltmore Ave.
  • College St @ Court Plaza


  • College St @ Oak St
  • College St @ Court Plaza
  • College St @ Broadway
  • College St @ Haywood St
  • College St @ Patton Ave.
 Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:00am
N1 & N2

Detour time:               Tuesday, August 5th from 6:00 am – 10:00 am 

Detour Route:              Outbound & inbound using Patton Ave. to Haywood St. to I-240

Bus stops closed:


  • Asheland Ave @ Patton Ave
  • Patton Ave @ Haywood St
  • Broadway @ College
  • Broadway @ Walnut Street
  • Broadway @ Woodfin St


  • Broadway @ Woodfin St
  • Broadway @ Walnut Street
  • Broadway @ College St.
  • College St @ Haywood St
  • College St @ Patton
 E1 & E2 & 170 

Due to event in Pack Square, the City of Asheville’s ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) service will have the following detours on August 2nd.

Detour time:                  Saturday, August 2th from 7:00 am – noon 

Detour Route:               Outbound using Biltmore Ave to South Charlotte St.

Bus stops closed:


  • College St @ Court Plaza 
 Saturday, August 2, 2014 Noon

Starting on May 12th, with UNC Asheville going on summer break, N1’s last evening trip, Monday - Saturday, will be leaving the ART Station at 8:00 pm for the remainder of the summer.

August 2014 
S3 – McDowell – Biltmore Village – Hendersonville – Airport

The City of Asheville’s ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) service will detour the following route due to road closures for construction projects.The detour will impact the first trip (5:30 a.m. – 7a.m.) and the last trip of the day (7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) between June 13, 2013 and November 25, 2014. S3 will detour using Biltmore Ave., Hospital Dr. and Doctors Dr.  The only bus stops that will NOT be served during the detour are:

  • McDowell at Hospital Dr. - Southbound
  • McDowell at Doctors Dr.  - Southbound
  • McDowell at Doctors Dr. - Northbound at shelter below Mission entrance.

November 25, 2014. Delays may extend without further notice.


 Holiday Closures 

 Thanksgiving Day  Thursday, November 27, 2014  Service suspended all day.
 Christmas Eve  Wednesday, December 24, 2014  Service suspended after 6:30 pm.
 Christmas Day  Thursday, December 25, 2014  Service suspended all day.


Holiday Service

ART provides limited transit services for the following holidays on routes; C, N1, N3, S3, S4, E1, E2, W1, W3.  See specific route schedules for holiday hours.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day 


Permanent Service Alerts

All routes       

 The City of Asheville’s ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) service has made the following route adjustments.  New schedules can be viewed and downloaded at or picked up at the ART Station on Coxe Ave.


Service Alert 

 C, N, N3, E1, E2,S2,S4,W3,W4

 Schedule adjustments starting Jan. 6th 2014. See permanent service alerts below for details or click here to view poster.


E1 – Tunnel Rd – Asheville Mall – Swannanoa River Rd. – VA

  • Starting on Monday, July 29th, 2013, the Veterans Affairs bus stop location has changed. In coordination with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, ART is able to return the transit-stop to the front entrance at Ambulatory Care.
  • Route will turn at Bleachery Blvd. to serve the Wal-Mart/Kohls bus stop only on the inbound portion of the route instead of both inbound and outbound.


ART Station (Asheville Transit Center)
49 Coxe Avenue, Asheville NC 28801
M - F 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sat 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Holidays 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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