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Transit Committee 

The Transit Committee functions as an advisory board to the Multimodal Transportation Commission and to City staff on matters affecting the transit system and its operation. The Transit Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The meetings are being held virtually at this time. Previously the meetings were held on the first floor of City Hall at 70 Court Plaza in the North Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public to attend and provide comments.

The Transit Committee consists of at least seven members and up to eleven members. All are appointed by the Multimodal Transportation Commission. The term of office is three years. Benefits include a free annual transit pass, and the chance to help improve public transit. Interested persons can apply here. For more information, please contact

Drive with ART

The City contracts with RATPDev to operate the transit system. RATPDev is currently accepting applications for bus drivers. You can apply to be a bus operator here.

Benefits include:

  • $21.20/hr pay during training
  • Base $21.20 starting pay after training base and up to $31.56
  • $2,000 sign-on bonus 
  • Training to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) 
  • Excellent benefits package

For more information, contact LaShawn Abraham by email or at 828-782-3966. 

Missing Shelter Glass/Bus Stop IDs

The City Transit Division needs your help identifying bus stops needing plexiglass replacement or that are missing bus stop ID signage (pictured below). Please check out this survey link for more information, and to make a report.

Bus Shelter Donations

Different community groups have donated funds to pay for bus shelters and other transit amenities at high-ridership stops. Staff and riders greatly appreciate these partnerships! Recent partners include:

If you or an organization you work with are interested in helping improve transit amenities in the City of Asheville, please contact Christopher Whitlock for more information.