City buses will once again play an integral role in Strive Not to Drive Week activities. New this year is Family Day on Saturday, May 15. Families with young children will be introduced to Asheville Transit through a bus tour and the Bus Bingo Challenge where the goal is to check-off transit-related items along a bus route. The bus will leave the Goodwill store on Patton Avenue at 9:30 a.m. and will travel to the Health Adventure in South Pack Square in downtown Asheville where festivities, complete with activities, music and balloon animals, will last from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Novice riders may want to attend the popular Transit 101 on May 17 at 10 a.m. The one-hour event covers routes, bus etiquette and more.
Asheville Transit will reduce bus fares to .25 on Friday, May 21. For anyone who has ever contemplated using another mode of transportation, this is the week to do it! “We would especially encourage you to try riding the bus,” said Transit Commission member Hanna Raskin.