Service Changes January 2020

Summary of Changes


Below is a summary of changes you can expect on January 5, 2020.


System Map

Rider Information on System Map


North Asheville Route Changes January 2020

North Asheville


New Route

Link to Schedule

N1 New schedule, continues route as S4 N1 January map and schedule
N2 New schedule, continues route as S4 N2 January map and schedule
N3 New schedule, continues route as W6 N3 January map and schedule
N4 Formerly route N (towards Klondyke) with new schedule N4 January map and schedule
N5 Formerly route N (towards Grove Park Inn) with new schedule N5 January map and schedule


South Asheville Route Changes January 2020

South Asheville


New Route

Link to Schedule

S1 New schedule S1 January map and schedule
S2 No longer serves Social Security Office, continues on as W5, and have new schedule. Removed stops on outbound trip in Kenilworth S2 January map and schedule
S3 New schedule S3 January map and schedule
S4 Improved service with 30 minute frequency, serves Depot Street, Bartlett Arms, and has new schedule with additional stops S4 January map and schedule
S5 Route rerouted onto River Ford Parkway, has new schedule and one bus stop removed S5 January map and schedule
S6 New schedule with stop added S6 January map and schedule


East/West Asheville Route Changes January 2020

East/West Asheville


New Route

Link to Schedule

170 Increased daily trips, offers two-way service to Haw Creek, has new schedule, and added new stops 170 January map and schedule
WE1 Combined W4 and E1 to travel from east to west without transferring, extended service to New Leicester Highway and Ingles, added new stops and has a new schedule WE1  January map and schedule
WE2 Combined W3 and E2 to travel from east to west without transferring, now serves Social Security office and no longer services Haw Creek. Has new schedule with added new stops. WE2 January map and schedule
W1 New schedule with two-way service on North Bear Creek Road and Johnston Boulevard, with new stops and one stop to be removed. No longer serves PVA. W1 January map and schedule
W2 New schedule with additional stops on Haywood Road, no longer serves PVA. W2  January map and schedule
W5 New schedule with serve to Westgate Shopping Center. Route continues as S2. W5 January map and schedule
W6 New route from downtown serving PVA and Ingles on Haywood Road back to downtown. Additional stops on Haywood Road. W6 January map and schedule


Contact Information


Marcela Moreno
Transit Projects Coordinator
City of Asheville

Eunice Lovi
Transit Planning Manager
City of Asheville


Updated 12/05/2019

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Service Changes January 2020 News

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Temporary ART bus schedule reductions announced

  The health and safety of our community is the City of Asheville’s highest priority. The ART Transit system continues to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic so we can offer transportation to first responders, health-care workers, other essential workers, and our community for urgent needs.   The ART transit staffing levels are lower than usual and, as such, [...]

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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 [...]