Transit Master Plan


Final Plan Adopted on July 24, 2018

 

2018 Transit Master Plan Final

Appendix A: Schedules

Appendix B: Ridership Maps

Staff Report

City Council Resolution

Final Public Meeting Presentation

 

The Final Transit Master Plan was unanimously adopted by the Asheville City Council on July 24, 2018.  The full plan is available at the link above. The Staff Report listed above provides a good summary of the key points of the plan.

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.

 

Marcela Moreno
Transit Projects Coordinator
City of Asheville
828-259-5992
mmoreno@ashevillenc.gov

 


Happening Now

What can you expect to see starting in January 2020?

  • Improved transit access to those who rely on it most
  • Increased trips on our most popular routes
  • Additional service for Pisgah View, Spruce Hill and Bartlett Arms apartments
  • Improved on-time performance and two-way service on specific routes
  • Updated ART transit facilities
  • Easier route connections from UNCA to AB-Tech
  • An additional route for the convenience of our riders
  • Creation of two crosstown routes, so you can ride from east to west without ever changing buses

Transit Master Plan Implementation Timeline

Click the graphic for a .pdf version of this schedule.


Background

 

The goal of the 2018 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 provided short term recommendations to the existing system to address issues like route timing and reliability, and also long-term recommendations for how to expand service in the future.

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

 

Supporting Documents

 

2009 Transit Master Plan

 

 

Related Services

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Transit information including maps, schedules, fares, and service alerts

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