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Asheville installs social distancing measures on ART buses during COVID-19 public health emergency

  City also suspends on-street parking enforcement, opens garages for free   During this COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Asheville is working to increase the safety and security of our community, which is always a top priority.  One of those ways is through encouraging social distancing.    Toward that end, the City’s ART bus service is putting a system [...]

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ART buses on-time arrivals on the rise under new management

  Less than five months into the City of Asheville’s new Transit Operations and Maintenance Contract with RATP Dev (formerly McDonald Transit), on-time performance of ART bus service has noticeably improved. In October 2017, the City moved to a new management model with RATP Dev to improve system reliability and on-time performance (OTP).   On-time performance refers to the [...]

City of Asheville to purchase zero-emission, electric transit buses

Asheville City Council took another step towards achieving its goal to reduce the City’s carbon footprint Jan. 9 when it voted to buy five electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART). When delivered 12 months from now, the buses will offer Asheville residents and visitors a modern, zero-emission, ecologically-friendly bus [...]

Asheville’s ART bus service expands Sunday service, evening hours

  In 2018, many of our ART buses will run later into the evening. And Sunday/holiday service will extend to all routes. On Jan. 1, eight Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus routes will add hours to their routes, thanks to additional funding approved by Asheville City Council (see schedule below). How did City staff determine the best way [...]

ART Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday service and detours

Asheville Redefines Transit bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18. Also, during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration/march, ART Routes E1 and E2 routes will detour from approximately 12:30-1 p.m., or until the march clears. These routes will use Biltmore Avenue, South [...]