|On July 14, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina would remain in Phase II of re-opening until August 7. COVID-19 continues to impact Asheville Rides Transit service. Buses continue to have a 9-passenger limit, and Young Transportation is assisting with overload routes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Our procedure for full buses:
· When buses reach the 9-passenger limit, operators will call the Dispatch Office to let dispatchers know to send a support vehicle.
· Operators will inform riders that a support vehicle is on the way to pick them up. They will also provide an estimated time when the bus will arrive, if possible.
· Passengers can call ART’s Offices if they continue to have issues at 828-253-5691.
Information on all service impacts can be found on the Service Alert section of the website. Routes WE1, 170, and S6 are directly impacted by COVID-19. Route S2 is temporarily suspended due to stormwater construction on Kenilworth Road. The Route S2 bus and operator have been re-assigned to support high ridership routes.
Please check the Service Alerts section on the website for any updates: