Transit Master Plan

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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 are 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 late spring or early summer of 2018.

We have two upcoming Community Workshops where the public can meet with the Project Team to provide feedback on the transit system and discuss ideas on how to improve service.  We encourage both current bus riders and potential bus riders to attend.

We would like to get your thoughts about current service and routes, as well as other improvements that would provide better and more efficient bus service in the future. 

Take the Online Survey to participate!


Community Workshop #1

November 6, 2017 between 6—9pm
at The Edington Center
133 Livingston Street

Community Workshop #2

November 13, 2017 between 4—9pm
at Kairos West Community Center
604 Haywood Road

More public meetings dates and survey opportunities will be posted soon!


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.


Supporting Documents

2009 Transit Master Plan


Contact Information

Elias Mathes
Transit Planning Manager
City of Asheville