City of Asheville to update its Transit Master Plan

  Updated plan will establish a refreshed framework for future transit growth   With the goal of making Asheville’s bus transportation better, the City of Asheville will update its update its Transit Master Plan.   The goal is to establish a fresh framework for future transit growth in our community.   The Transit Master Plan will shape how and where transit service will [...]

Historic panels installed on Montford bus shelters

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, above right, joined members of the Montford community  in an Oct. 3 celebration of five panels outlining the neighborhood’s history recently installed on City bus shelters along Montford Avenue. The panels honor Montford’s lost homes, past residents, bygone scenes and African American heritage. They highlight the neighborhood’s diversity and its struggles with poverty, [...]

RADTIP demolition begins in Asheville’s River Arts District

Demolition of the Anders Tobacco Warehouse happened Aug. 22.     When driving along Riverside Drive, you will notice a few changes. On August 22, the demolition of Anders Tobacco Warehouse got underway as part of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP). Neighbors can expect to see more demolition activity as the old 12 Bones Smokehouse building [...]

Video: Tour the City of Asheville’s sign shop

The City of Asheville makes its own traffic signs. The April 2017 episode of City Scoop features Jeff Moore, City Traffic Engineer, and team members from the Transportation Department, demonstrating the process of making and installing a City sign. There is more to it than you might think. It’s an interesting process!  

Weather-related updates: transit delays, parking garages open

Updates as of Sunday, 8:35 am Due to icy conditions on roadways, ART transit service will be delayed for 1 hour on all Sunday Service Routes. Check the Services Alerts section on the website for updates. The City’s four parking garages in the Central Business District are open (gates are in the up position) from 8:00 pm [...]

Asheville parking fees to increase

Revenue earned will support aging Civic Center Parking Garage   Fumbling for quarters to feed that downtown parking meter? Starting April 1, you’ll need one more. No fooling. On-street parking in downtown Asheville will rise to $1.50 an hour, up from the current $1.25. Asheville City Council voted to approve the increase during its Feb. 14 meeting. Council is [...]

City of Asheville partners with Waze travel app to add official traffic information

The City of Asheville today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (, a free, real-time traffic and navigation app crowd-sourced by drivers.   On its free mobile phone app, Waze users help each other outsmart traffic, informing each other in real-time if there’s a wreck ahead, an upcoming construction zone or whether a road is [...]

Asheville’s multimodal transportation efforts receive recognition

The City of Asheville’s multimodal transportation plan has been recognized by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC). Asheville in Motion (AIM) received the organization’s 2016 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award in the Large Community/Comprehensive Planning category.   According to APA-NC, members of the awards committee were impressed with the plan’s efforts to [...]

Walkable Wall Street to kick off after Asheville Holiday Parade

As part of City and stakeholder efforts to improve public space management and placemaking downtown, a collaboration between the City, Wall Street merchants and Asheville Downtown Association called Walkable Wall Street launches on Nov. 19, the same day as the Asheville Holiday Parade. Walkable Wall Street incorporates a temporary closure to cars along the corridor [...]

Asheville to demolish building yet preserve its artwork

The newest phase of riverfront redevelopment work in Asheville involves some building demolition on the Lyman Street corridor for the RADTIP project. RADTIP stands for River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project, a City of Asheville multi-modal transportation project that includes the installation of sidewalks, street trees, public art, bike lanes and greenways. It also includes [...]

Asheville voters approve bonds; now improvements can begin

When it comes to improving our infrastructure for transportation, parks and recreation facilities and affordable housing opportunities, Asheville voters made their mandate clear at the polls on November 8, Election Day. By an overwhelming margin, Asheville residents said yes to all three bond questions put before them on the ballot. The general obligation referenda will generate [...]

Veterans ride free on ART buses for Veterans Day

To honor the service of our veterans, the City of Asheville invites veterans to ride all Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) routes FREE for Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. When boarding a bus, a veteran simply will be asked to show a valid military identification (ex. V.A.I.D. card, active military I.D., retired military I.D. or D.D. 214 form) [...]

City of Asheville to hold series of Bond Expos

The City of Asheville will hold a series of informational Bond Expos in October, with presentations led by Mayor Esther Manheimer. A question-and-answer session will follow the mayor’s presentation. Hand-out material with information about the three bond referendums that go before Asheville voters in the Nov. 8 general election will be provided. Here is the Bond [...]

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