New Asheville parking citation management partnership has new online payment system

Asheville Transportation Director Ken Putnam displays a plaque from Passport Parking congratulating the City of Asheville on its more than half a million transactions with the online parking platform.     Enforcement officers now using real-time platform for more accurate enforcing   Got a parking ticket? Here’s information you need to know. Passport Parking has partnered with the City of Asheville on a [...]

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‘Smart’ parking meters to be installed throughout downtown Asheville

  They won’t do your taxes but the new “smart” parking meters coming to all of downtown Asheville this year will make paying for parking much easier. For one thing, you’ll have the option to use your debit or credit card. For another, Passport app parking payments will display on the new meters, leaving the guesswork out [...]

City of Asheville 2018 initiatives: What to look for in the new year

  With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2018. We couldn’t get the list down to 10 items so here are a dozen to look for in the coming year.       New, more diverse City Council   Asheville City Council 2018: Standing, left to right, are Keith Young, [...]

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Biltmore Avenue parking garage to get enviro-conscious deep cleaning this week

City of Asheville Parking Services will begin the process of deep cleaning of the Biltmore Avenue Garage the week of June 19. This cleaning is a deep steam type cleaning that will remove five years of soot and other particulates from the driving and infrastructure surfaces in the garage. Given that soot, carbon and other particulates will [...]

Asheville Parking Services wins national accreditation

The International Parking Institute, the largest parking organization in the world with members in over 45 countries, has designated the City of Asheville’s Parking Services Division as an Accredited Parking Organization. This recognition is the result of  a yearlong effort by City staff to prepare the submission. The awards process included evaluation of over 150 key [...]

Weather-related updates: transit delays, parking garages open

Updates as of Sunday, 8:35 am Due to icy conditions on roadways, ART transit service will be delayed for 1 hour on all Sunday Service Routes. Check the Services Alerts section on the website for updates. The City’s four parking garages in the Central Business District are open (gates are in the up position) from 8:00 pm [...]

Snow updates: Public Works crews battle black ice

Salt is loaded onto a truck at the City of Asheville Public Works facility Sunday (Jan. 8, 2017).     Work continues to scrape and salt Asheville streets today. “We were able to treat all priority one roads yesterday and most of the priority twos overnight. We are continuing those efforts, said Asheville Streets Division Manager Chad Bandy. Despite the 4 to [...]

Bogus parking tickets discovered in downtown Asheville

Someone is handing out bogus parking citations in downtown Asheville. Two were discovered , March 4, when a person who received the alleged citation contacted Asheville Parking Services, and another time when a parking enforcement officer noticed one on a car and removed it. The false citations have the City of Asheville logo on them, making [...]

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