Service Improvements Last updated or reviewed on May 15, 2023 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.