Projects The Transit Department is continually working to bring improvement and efficiency to the City of Asheville and has several projects underway. Transit Center Renovations The project team is currently finalizing the design for the ART Station renovations in preparation to put the project out for bid. We are also working through plans for the transition, including bus and ticketing operations during construction. The renovations are anticipated to begin in Spring 2019 Transit Master Plan City of Asheville Staff are developing an implementation plan and timeline for the changes outlined in the Final TMP. In early spring 2019, additional details will be provided on specific changes to routes and schedules. Zero Emission Electric Buses In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART). By committing to transit vehicles that are powered by electricity, the City will reduce fuels costs and dependence on imported energy resources.