Transit Master Plan

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Draft Transit Master Plan

Draft Plan Presentation

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The Draft Transit Master Plan is now available for review.  The Draft Plan will be presented to the Asheville Multimodal Transportation Commission (MMTC) on April 25 at 3:00PM.  The MMTC meeting is located in the First Floor Conference Room in City Hall, 70 Court Plaza.

The MMTC meeting is open to the public and has two public comment sessions at each meeting.  You can provide feedback for the plan in person at the MMTC meeting, or via phone or email until May 9.

After May 9th, edits will be made to the Draft Plan to reflect public input.  A public meeting will be held for a final review the Draft Plan on June 18, 6:30-8:30PM.  The meeting will be held at Asheville Public Works Building, 1st Floor, Room A109, 161 S Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC. 28801.  The Draft Plan will go to the Asheville City Council for final review on June 19.

You may send questions or comments to staff via email or phone.  If you cannot access the documents or need help interpreting them, staff are happy to provide additional assistance and reasonable accommodations.

An updated project timeline is posted below.  For all questions, comments, or for additional assistance, please contact:

Elias Mathes
Transit Planning Manager
City of Asheville
828-232-4522
EMathes@Ashevillenc.gov

Happening Now

The City of Asheville Transit Master Plan is the guiding document for the City's transit system. It provides specific routing recommendations to improve service in the short-term, and serves as a long-term vision plan for future expansion and improvements. City Staff have been working with consultants from Tindale Oliver to develop an updated plan over the course of fall 2017 and spring 2018. The final plan is expected to be complete in early summer of 2018.

The Project Team conducted three Community Workshops and multiple Discussion Group Work Sessions with various stakeholder organizations in fall 2017 where the public was able to meet with the Project Team to provide feedback on the transit system and discuss ideas on how to improve service.  In addition to the Community Workshops, an online and paper survey was available to the public as well as a Rider Survey that was administered on the buses by volunteers from The People's Transit Campaign.

The project has now entered the analysis and planning phase where the Project Team is developing a Draft Plan.  Please provide feedback via email or phone.  There are additional opportunities for public feedback listed below. 

Draft Plan Posted for Public Comment

April 23, 2018

The Draft Plan will be posted on April 23.  The public will be able to provide feedback until May 9.  You may send questions or comments to staff via email or phone.  If you cannot access the documents or need help interpreting them, staff are happy to provide additional assistance and reasonable accommodations.

For all questions, comments, or for additional assistance, please contact:

Elias Mathes
Transit Planning Manager
City of Asheville
828-232-4522
EMathes@Ashevillenc.gov

 

Multimodal Transportation Commission Meeting- Draft Plan Review

April 25, 2018;  3:30-5:00PM

Asheville City Hall, 1st Floor Conference Room

70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC. 28801

 

Public Meeting- Final Review of Draft Plan

June 18, 2018;  6:30-8:30PM

Asheville Public Works Building, 1st Floor, Room A109

161 S Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC. 28801

A free shuttle will be provided to transport passengers directly from the ART Station to the meeting at the Public Works Building.  The shuttle will leave the ART Station every 15 minutes, starting at 6:15PM and ending at 8:45PM.

City Council Meeting- Final Review of Draft Plan

June 19, 2018;  5:00-7:00PM

Asheville City Hall, 2nd Floor, City Council Chambers

70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC. 28801


Background

The goal of the Transit Master Plan is to establish a mobility vision and program of investments that have community consensus, support and approval for more effective and efficient ART public transportation services to meet the needs of Asheville and support our continued growth.

The original Transit Master Plan was developed in 2009 and adopted in 2010.  Since that time, Asheville has experienced significant growth which has impacted the operations of the transit system.  An update to the plan will provide short term corrections to the existing system which will address issues like route timing and reliability, and it will provide long-term recommendations for how to expand service in the future.  

The project team, led by Tindale-Oliver & Associates, will work with the City’s Transit Planning Division to collect data and public input to help determine what enhancements may be recommended. Information will be collected through an on-board survey of riders, an online survey of the general public, stakeholder interviews and public workshops that will focus on the public’s opinion about Asheville’s future transit growth.


Timeline


Supporting Documents

2009 Transit Master Plan

 


Contact Information

Elias Mathes
Transit Planning Manager
City of Asheville
828-232-4522
EMathes@Ashevillenc.gov


 
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