Service Improvements

This page is dedicated to past and upcoming service improvements for the Asheville Rides Transit (ART) bus system. 

Recent Changes

On October 31, 2021, service changes were made to eight ART routes that focused on improving on-time performance. These schedule changes aim to improve reliability for riders by continuing to reduce early and late trips. 

The table below shows which routes had changes to the schedule, with links to the updated schedule included. New maps are available at the ART Transit Station, 49 Coxe Ave. Links to the maps on the Transit Maps & Schedules webpage are shown below. 

OCTOBER 31 SCHEDULE IMPROVEMENTS
Route Schedule/Map Changes?

N1

Map

Yes

N2

Map

Yes

N3

Map

No

N4

Map

Yes

N5

Map

No

S1

Map

Yes

S2

Map

No

S3

Map

Yes

S4

Map

No

S5

Map

No

S6

Map

No

W1

Map

No

W2

Map

Yes

W5

Map

Yes

W6

Map

No

WE1

Map

Yes

WE2

Map

No 

(Recently changed 9/19/2021)

170

Map

No

 

Hours of operations and fares ($1) remains the same. 

ART customer service employees at the ART Transit Station downtown are available to answer questions and help guide riders. If you have a smartphone, you can also download the Transit App, which offers real-time bus route and arrival information. 

Future Improvements

More improvements are in store for ART in the future. Improvements will include extended service hours and increased frequency for the S3 & S6. Staff is unable to implement these changes at this time due to nationwide bus driver shortages. While funding for these improvements is secured, ART does not currently have the number of bus drivers needed for implementation. ART is continuing to recruit drivers at this time so these changes can be feasible in the future. 

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