Extreme cold temperatures are expected this weekend with wind chills below zero. Code Purple is now in effect and is expected to continue throughout the holiday weekend. The City of Asheville supports the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee and Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition’s
City of Asheville offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 in observance of the winter holiday break. City offices will also be closed Jan. 2. The following City services will be affected by the holiday closures. ART bus service Asheville Rides Transit (ART) holiday schedule will be as follows: Service will be closed after 6:30 p.m. December [...]
Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules. ART bus service ART bus service will be suspended November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving is one of two holidays during which the City [...]
In observance of Veterans Day, the City of Asheville offices will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022. The City of Asheville and partner agencies will honor our local Veterans during a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11. The in-person ceremony will take place Friday, November 11, 2022, 11 a.m. at Charles George VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville.
UPDATE: Code Purple in effect through October 20 Code Purple is an activation of emergency services including shelters and county paramedic services when temperature drops to around 32 degrees F. Transportation ART offers free transportation for those in need from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on days when Code Purple has been activated. Shelters For men: Veterans Restoration [...]
As our thoughts are with the residents and communities of Florida dealing with the brunt of Hurricane Ian, the City of Asheville turns its attention to preparing our community for potential local weather impacts here. The main threat from Hurricane Ian will be heavy rainfall and gusty winds Friday through Saturday. Two-to-three inches are expected to [...]
The Public Works Stormwater Division will replace a storm drain pipe on College Street that will require the closure of the College Street roundabout beginning on the evening of Sunday, September 11. The work will take place primarily between 7:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. for minimal traffic disturbances and will last approximately 4 nights. There [...]
In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, City of Asheville offices will be closed September 5, 2022. Here is a look at how City services will be affected. ART bus services The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a holiday schedule Monday, Sept. 5, which is the same as the Sunday bus [...]
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced the City of Asheville has been awarded $4.2 million from the Low-and No-Emission Program to invest in purchasing new transit buses for the Asheville Rides Transit (ART) fleet. The $4.2 million will allow the City of Asheville to purchase six hybrid replacement buses and three replacement [...]
“Transit App”, a popular mobile app used by many Asheville Rides Transit (ART) riders for trip planning, recently began asking users to pay a monthly or annual subscription fee to get information about schedules at stops not in their immediate vicinity or for trip planning several hours into the future. These features were previously available [...]
On May 11, 2022, ART cut back the N3 and W6 route services from twice per hour to once per hour due to staffing shortages. Now, due to ART being able to bring more drivers on-board, the original times will be restored. Beginning Sunday, July 10 The N3 and W6 routes will return to their regular service [...]
City of Asheville offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. Some City services will be impacted.
The City of Asheville offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 30, a federally designated holiday that honors military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is a roundup of other City services affected by this holiday, as well as [...]
mask requirement for transit riders will be lifted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Asheville City government offices will be closed April 15 for spring break.
Due to continued driver shortages, the WE1 route will only run once per hour between the ART Station and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Tunnel Rd. (Eastbound and Westbound) beginning Wednesday, April 13, 2022. All trips scheduled 40 minutes after the hour from the downtown ART Station Eastbound towards the VA are canceled until further [...]
As road conditions begin to improve City of Asheville Public Works staff continue to plow and salt roads through the night on Tuesday. Snow efforts continue on secondary roads (priority 2 streets) and sidewalks. Here are some updates to City services that were impacted by the weather event: City Sanitation collections begin for the week on Wednesday, [...]