Ever been stuck halfway in and halfway out of an overcrowded bus shelter, pelted by rain and silently cursing a bus that is running behind schedule? Ever feel at such a moment that no one from the city’s transit system much cares about your plight? Fear not, for a committee of people no different from […]
Asheville City Council members and staff are looking to clarify the city’s goal of building a trolley system, in light of a proposal to build a shuttle service.
The perennial bus-rider’s question, “Where’s my bus?” might finally yield an easy answer if the Asheville Transit Commission gives the go-ahead to a group of citizens proposing a real-time GPS bus-tracking system that can be accessed via Internet-connected computers and smart-phones.
A few months ago, Paul van Heden, marketing coordinator for Asheville’s transportation department, asked if I’d ride the bus for a day—an entire day—with my kids, to prove that a typical mom can accomplish her daily errands on Asheville’s public transit system. I enthusiastically accepted Paul’s challenge. Then I failed.
For all the high-energy, well-attended shows at the recent POPAsheville festival, it’s fair to say that half the fun was getting to the music venues—or, rather, commuting between them. That’s because the festival enlisted the LaZoom bus-tour crew to provide transit: Attendees got a free ride (and in many cases, free rides) on the purple […]