May 19 was Transit Rider Appreciation Day and Asheville’s buses were free, so I rode as many routes as I could, viewing the city through the windows. It was foggy as I waited for the S3 inbound on Hendersonville Road. I was beginning to think I’d missed it when the driver spotted me in the fog […]
A series of public ‘drop-in’ meetings is underway – today was West Asheville – and will continue over the next two weeks as Asheville rolls out the biggest change to its transit system in years.
Philippes Dargan speaks with Mariate Echeverry of Asheville Transit about changes to routes and schedules. Mr. Dargan has used transit in Asheville “for years.” (photo by Bill Rhodes)
While Asheville City buses will continue to run during Bele Chere weekend, certain routes may be altered due to downtown street closures.
Perhaps you’ve seen this green-and-blue mystery bus that says it’s “out of service.” It’s one of several new hybrid passenger buses the city of Asheville is preparing for service.
photo by Jerry Nelson
With temperatures warming and most of the roads clear, here’s an update on city parking, transit and facilities.
Photo by David Forbes
Police will not charge a city bus driver — now identified as Ralph Dowdle, 52, of Arden — that crashed a bus into several College Street businesses Saturday, April 17. In an announcement today, the Asheville Police Department stated “Dowdle lost consciousness due to the rapid onset of an undiagnosed medical condition.”
Asheville City Council will, at its meeting tomorrow, grapple with stimulus funds and state legislation. This will also be the first meeting where interested citizens can watch live, via the Internet.
The Asheville Transit System won’t run this coming Monday, April 5, as Easter Monday is “one of 8 days throughout the calendar year that Asheville Transit does not operate,” according to an announcement from the city.
Ray Noland’s “Jeweled Forest.” Photo by Rebecca Berdel This post also shows Naomi Johnson’s art bus honoring local food and farmers.
The City of Asheville is looking for your ideas for the city’s transit system.
One of the biggest disincentives for commuters who might otherwise be tempted to use mass and other alternative transportation – from a bike to a carpool to walking – is, “What if?” What if there’s an emergency at home or my child gets a tummy ache at school? What if my carpool driver has to […]