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Transit Service Alerts

Transit Service Alerts

Dates and time effective

Routes affected

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Additional information

11/24/22 All

All

ART will not operate service on Thursday, November 24, 2022 for Thanksgiving. 

11/11/22 All

All

On Friday, November 11, 2022, ART Transit is waiving fares for all veterans and active military service personnel in honor of Veterans Day.  Veterans and Servicemembers may take advantage of this offer by simply boarding the bus with a valid Military ID card.

11/10/22 – 12/31/22 N1, N2, and S4

All

Expect delays for Routes N1, N2, and S4 as work continues to convert Merrimon Avenue from four lanes to three.

11/8/22 All

All

To encourage voter turnout, the City of Asheville will waive public transit fees on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Rides will be free of charge during regular transit hours and buses will run on their regular routes.

11/1/22 WE1

Art Station to VA route (Eastbound and Westbound)

Effective 11/1/22 Route WE1 will return to normal.  Eastbound & Westbound trips between the ART Station & the VA cancelled previously will resume. 

10/27/22 S5

All

Expect delays for Route S5 due to Intermittent Flagging Operation and One Lane Closure on Fairview Rd.

8/12/2022 N1, Late-Night Service

All N1 Stop, Late-Night Service

The late-night service provided on Route N1 on Fridays and Saturdays will resume on Friday, August 12th. 

This service is provided from 9:00 PM through 12:52 AM when UNCA classes are in session. 

8/3/2022 – N/A N/A

Transit Center, Pisgah View Apartments, UNCA

The digital signage showing bus arrival times is displaying incorrect times at the Transit Center, Pisgah View Apartments, and UNCA bus stops. We are working to fix the issue as soon as possible. You can find bus arrival times the following ways: 

  • Google Maps
  • Transit App 
  • Moovit App 
  • Swiftly Real-Time Map
  • Text 41411, enter “NextART”, space, and bus stop ID # 
  • Call 828-253-5691, press #1

We apologize for the inconvenience.

4/13/2022 – Unknown WE1

Art Station to VA route (Eastbound and Westbound)

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 notice. All trips starting 8 minutes after the hour from the VA Westbound towards the downtown ART station are also canceled until further notice.  

Service on the WE1 between New Leicester Highway Walgreens and the ART Station will not change.

Click here for the WE1 reduced schedule.


We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this service reduction may cause. ART is actively working to recruit and retain drivers and will restore service as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

If you are interested in working with ART, please call 828-782-3966 or apply online. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with driver salaries starting at $18.78.  

3/18/2022 – 4/18/2022 All

All

Starting Wednesday, April 27th, please be advised that masks are no longer required on public transit or in public transportation facilities. This decision follows a Supreme Court ruling invalidating the previous mask mandate from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). While masks will no longer be required, they are still strongly encouraged.

10/25/21 – Unknown N/A

N/A

Due to staff shortages, customer service hours of operation at the Transit Station at 49 Coxe Ave. may differ from regular hours. Until further notice, expect the following changes:

  • On Tuesdays after 5:00 PM, customer service may be unavailable. 
  • On Saturdays after 5:00 PM, customer service may be unavailable.
  • On Sundays & Holidays, customer service may be unavailable. 

To avoid coming to the transit station for customer service-related activities when staff is unavailable, please plan your trip outside the hours listed above and within the regularly scheduled hours of operation. Customer service being unavailable means that riders are unable to purchase tickets, submit and process discounted pass applications, reach the help number at 828.253.5691, and receive information on routes and schedules, among other services.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to return to regular hours as soon as possible. Information about routes and schedules is also available by emailing iride@ashevillenc.gov, or checking out the maps and schedules webpage.


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