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Asheville to deploy electric buses on ART routes June 1

  Asheville’s five all-new electric buses roll out onto routes this week! After thorough testing and training, the City received delivery of the final two buses in May. Starting June 1, ART transit will incorporate the buses into these three routes:        S3, which runs a round trip from the Transit Station [...]

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Attention bus riders! ART Transit Station construction to begin Monday

  The first phase of ART Transit Station improvements are about to begin! On Monday, April 15, local contactor NHM Constructors will bring their crew in to mobilize for the stormwater drainage improvement project to the bus travel lanes and sidewalk.   The construction crew will begin on the north side of the bus travel lanes. While we had [...]

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Asheville City Council authorizes funds for ART Station renovation

ART bus riders can look forward to an improved transit station downtown in the next year.   At their Feb. 12 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for the first phase of the renovation — the stormwater drainage improvement project to the bus travel lanes and sidewalk. This work is expected to [...]

Asheville’s zero-emission electric ART buses to be deployed this spring

  Testing and training going on now; bus preview to be held   In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART).   By committing to transit vehicles that are powered by electricity, the City will reduce fuels costs and dependence on imported energy resources. It will also [...]

Asheville City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   Garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. There will be no brush collection Monday and the Sanitation office will be closed.   The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a [...]

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2019 City of Asheville 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 2019.     Red Pandas exhibit to open Two cute red pandas will take up residence at the WNC Nature Center this year. The new red panda exhibit will open to the public on [...]

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City of Asheville announces winter break holiday closings

ART bus suspended on Dec. 25     Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 and Jan. 1 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.     ART bus service City bus service will be suspended starting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24 [...]

City of Asheville offices to open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, trash service resumes

Asheville City government offices, will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.  City Council will hold its formal meeting at 5 p.m. as scheduled. The following is a list of city services for tomorrow.   Art bus service ART services will be delayed with services beginning at 10 a.m. For more information visit  RideTheART.com. The City of [...]

ART buses resume modified routes

  Following diligent work by City of Asheville snow removal crews, the streets are safe for ART to resume bus service at noon Monday. The buses will run until 5 p.m. Please note: All routes will begin at the Transit Center. The S3 won’t start until 1 p.m.     ART general snow routes (subject to modification per weather event) N Beginning at 12pm Snow [...]

Sunday snow updates: Asheville snow plowing in full force, ART bus suspended

  How much snow did we get? 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 Here are unofficial snowfall totals released by the National Weather Service: Asheville, 5 ½” Arden, 10” Biltmore Forest, 6 ½” Leicester, 8” Skyland, 9”   More locations are listed at this link.   Snow removal crews making progress, people still urged to refrain from driving Noon Sunday, Dec. 9 Public Works snow removal equipment by the [...]

Asheville, Buncombe officials outline winter storm preparedness, share safety messages

  More snow than we thought could be coming. During a joint press conference and community briefing on winter storm response, Buncombe County and City of Asheville officials shared safety messages and updates on what to expect. As the snow began falling outside Buncombe County Emergency Services Headquarters, Director Jerry VeHaun shared information from a conference call Saturday [...]

ART transit suspends bus service during winter storm

    With a Winter Storm upon us, bringing multiple inches of snow to Asheville Saturday through Monday, ART bus will suspended transit service at 2 p.m. Saturday. Service remains suspended on Sunday.   This will give the buses time to come out of service before major road safety hazards occur.   “Our goal is always to keep our buses running [...]