ART transit suspends bus service during winter storm

Service Alert
Service Alert



With a Winter Storm upon us, bringing multiple inches of snow to Asheville Saturday through Monday, ART bus will suspended transit service at 2 p.m. Saturday. Service remains suspended on Sunday.


This will give the buses time to come out of service before major road safety hazards occur.


“Our goal is always to keep our buses running and on schedule, but we need to balance that with ensuring the safety of our passengers and drivers, particularly in snow or icy road situations,” said Transportation Assistant Director Jessica Morriss.

Once roads are safe for the buses, service will resume as quickly as possible.

The City of Asheville encourages all riders to get up-to-date information about ART service alerts through our multiple channels of information access, as follows:


  •         Check ART’s recently launched new Transit App or Google Maps.
  •         Dial 828-253-5691 and press #3.
  •         Subscribe to iRide Service Alert e-mails here.
  •         Go to under “Service Alerts.”
  •         Follow the City of Asheville Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About ART

ART currently operates 17 vehicles in its peak fleet and serves primarily the City of Asheville with some service that extends to Black Mountain. Service is currently provided from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The main transfer station is downtown, at 49 Coxe Ave. For more information, visit