Asheville Rides Transit announces schedules improvements

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Asheville Rides Transit (ART) is making some minor schedule changes, aimed to improve reliability for riders by reducing early and late trips.

Starting Oct. 31, eight routes will have schedule changes.

The table below shows which routes will have changes, with links to the updated schedule included:

 

October 31, 2021 Schedule Improvements

ROUTE

SCHEDULE LINK

CHANGES?

N1

Map

Yes

N2

Map

Yes

N4

Map

Yes

S1

Map

Yes

S2

Map

No

S3

Map

Yes

S5

Map

No

S6

Map

No

W1

Map

No

W2

Map

Yes

W5

Map

Yes

W6

Map

No

WE1

Map

Yes

WE2

Map

No 

(Updated
9/19/2021)

170

Map

No

 

New maps will be available at the ART Transit Station (49 Coxe Ave.) prior to the changes, and staff will be available to answer questions and help guide riders at the ART Transit Station downtown 

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

You can download the Transit App, which offers real-time bus route and arrival information. 

You can also visit RideTheArt.com to stay updated on information.

Future changes
More improvements are in store for ART in the future. City Council added funding this year for improvements to the transit system, including extended service hours and increased frequency for the S3 & S6. Unfortunately, staff is unable to implement these changes at this time due to nationwide bus driver shortages. While the funding is secured, ART does not currently have the number of bus drivers needed for implementation. ART will continue to recruit drivers so these changes can be feasible in the future.

Let’s get rolling, everyone. Hop on the next ART bus that comes your way.

 

Find a copy of this press release on Asheville City Source

 

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