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All departments within the City of Asheville are operating. In the Transit Division, some staff are working remotely, while ART Operations are working at the ART Center and Maintenance facility.

This is an evolving situation. Our partners in Buncombe County are a great resource for the latest information on our community’s COVID-19 response.  To receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news text BCALERT on your smartphone to 888-777. Sign up for AVL Alerts online for information from the City of Asheville.


 


Apply to Join the City of Asheville Transit Committee!

The Committee functions as an advisory board to the Multimodal Transportation Commission and to the City staff on matters affecting the transit system and its operation. The Transit Committee consists of at least seven members and up to eleven members. All Transit Committee members are appointed by the Multimodal Transportation Commission. The terms of office are three years.  For an application form, please, click here, visit the Transit Committee Webpage or contact Transit Project Coordinator, Marcela Moreno at MMoreno@ashevillenc.gov for more information. This vacancy is open until filled.

 


When is your next ART logoFor real-time information on your next bus, download Google Maps, or dial 828-253-5691 and press 1. You can use your touch tone telephone, mobile device (standard cell phone or smartphone), or web enabled computer to see exactly where the bus is and when it will arrive at your stop.

 

 


 

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Asheville Rides Transit implements 10-person maximum per bus 

  Important changes: 10-person maximum per bus to go into effect March 25. More buses added to busiest routes to accommodate this need. Route 170 will not run 7:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. trips (these buses will be reassigned to peak-hour busiest routes.   In order to follow the guidelines in Asheville’s State of Emergency proclamation limiting [...]

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Asheville installs social distancing measures on ART buses during COVID-19 public health emergency

  City also suspends on-street parking enforcement, opens garages for free   During this COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Asheville is working to increase the safety and security of our community, which is always a top priority.  One of those ways is through encouraging social distancing.    Toward that end, the City’s ART bus service is putting a system [...]

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ART bus service to resume at 8 a.m., City government offices to open at 10 a.m.

  Asheville City government offices and facilities will open on a delayed schedule, at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, due to the potential for black ice on our roads.  ART bus service will resume at 8 a.m. Friday. Asheville Parks & Recreation Fun Day Out programs will open at 10 a.m. Friday at Stephens Lee, Vance and Montford [...]