City of Asheville Awarded $4.2 Million From the Federal Transit Administration for New Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced the City of Asheville has been awarded $4.2 million from the Low-and No-Emission Program to invest in purchasing new transit buses for the Asheville Rides Transit (ART) fleet. The $4.2 million will allow the City of Asheville to purchase six hybrid replacement buses and three replacement [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting: August 15, 2022

The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community groups for [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meets August 15, 2022

The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Banquet Hall at 87 Haywood Street.  The Commission meeting agenda is posted at this link. The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward [...]

Who’s up this week on What’s Up AVL! – Water Dept. Compliance Manager Brenna Cook

What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show gives the community the chance to take a deep dive with City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This week, the City of Asheville host Sam Parada sat down with Water department Compliance Manager Brenna Cook [...]

Asheville City Council approves funds for an annual street resurfacing project

City Council, during their July 26 meeting, unanimously approved $659,654.00 plus a 15% contingency of $98,948.10 ($758,602.10 total) for the  Fiscal Year (FY) 22 in funds for the Asphalt Preservation Contract. Funding for this contract has already been budgeted in the General Capital Projects Fund as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  This is [...]

Richmond Hill Drive closed Monday, August 1 through Saturday, August 6, 2022

A contractor will be closing Richmond Hill Drive to through traffic from Pearson Bridge Road to Thomas Street, Monday,  August 1 through Saturday, August 6 to carry out a road resurfacing project.  During that time, a detour will be active from Pearson Bridge Rd to Thomas St.  Weather can impact this schedule. Please plan your travel [...]

Asheville City Council approves Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project

On July 26, the Asheville City council voted unanimously  to approve the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project, or AMI.  The new AMI system will replace the Water Department’s current automated meter reading system now reaching the end of its useful life cycle. The newly approved AMI system will utilize a City owned fixed network of antennas and [...]