Above: Jeff Joyce (left), government affairs manager of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Ben Teague, executive director of the Economic Development Coalition, listen intently to a presentation by WCU Professor Dr. Michael Smith — Photo by Michael Muller
Get There Asheville surveys candidates, hosts forum tonight (Thursday)
Sure, the consultants from HDR Engineering, the company helping draft Asheville’s new Transit Master Plan, are experts. That’s why the Raleigh-based firm is on the job. But get a roomful of regular bus riders together, as the city did on April 2, and you find out quick who the real experts are. A hundred or […]
The City of Asheville is looking for your ideas for the city’s transit system.
Long-range planning for high-speed rail service between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. — via Greenville, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C. — has been deemed feasible by a new study.
Federal Transit Administration withholds NC-DOT access to $25 million in transit funds for mostly rural programs.
A host of county, city and state officials asked citizens to stay calm at a press conference this afternoon, stating that while steps are being taken to relieve the gas shortage, supplies would be spotty for at least another week, though more fuel is coming into the region. Mayor Terry Bellamy also criticized the state government for slow action, while state Rep. Charles Thomas said large oil companies “are begging us to regulate them.”
Out of gas? Waited in line for two hours to fill up? Finding other ways to get around? Working from home? The Xpress wants to hear your tales of getting through the gas crunch.
Long gas lines and hours of waiting to fill up aren’t over yet. According to a release from Buncombe County this morning, “local distributors report that it will be at least another week before fuel is flowing regularly in our area.” The release also asks citizens to not panic and conserve when possible.
All of a sudden it seems to some, if not to those of us who are older, that we have an “energy crisis.” We’ve been living on the edge for years, driving larger and larger cars, building larger and larger homes, and pretending the supply of oil and especially gasoline was unlimited. Oops: Now the […]
I recently spent a month at home with my 4-month-old daughter, Eleanor Marie. During this time, I learned many things, some of them totally new to me. She’s my first child, and I’ve found out why every little girl is a daddy’s girl. And like every parent, I know my child is the most beautiful […]
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 […]