Free Bus Fare & Travel Training event on May 13, 2024

free transit day may 13

Free Bus Fare

The City of Asheville is partnering with Strive Beyond and the Land of Sky Regional Council to provide free transit on May 13, 2024 in recognition of Strive Not to Drive Week. Passengers will not be required to pay bus fare on any Asheville Rides Transit (ART) public transportation route for the entire day. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity!

Find real-time routes and schedules here or download the Transit App in the Apple Store or Google Play.

Travel Training Event

In conjunction with Strive Not to Drive Week and Free Transit Day, Strive Beyond and AARP will host a travel training event on May 13, 2024. This event is open to the public and geared towards providing participants with on-the-ground training in using ART to access popular destinations in the area. 

The Travel Training event will begin at Harrah’s Cherokee Center at 9:00 a.m. Participants will travel to Asheville Mall and return to the center at approximately 12:10 p.m. 

More information on Strive Beyond

Strive Beyond was initiated to encourage residents of Western North Carolina to explore alternative methods of transportation to familiar destinations in Buncombe and neighboring counties. For more information about Strive Beyond and scheduled events during Strive Not To Drive Week, please visit