“I want to voice support for whose opinion was in the issue two weeks ago that outlined the need for more frequent buses.”
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Letter: Asheville bus system needs cash infusion
“If we want to solve traffic problems and impact climate change, we need to make transit clean, on time and frequent enough to attract commuters, shoppers and tourists alike.”
UPDATED: Asheville residents gather to provide feedback on downtown shuttle proposal
Scores of Asheville residents met with city staffers and representatives from Nelson Nygaard, a national transportation consulting firm, on Wednesday, August 17 to learn about and provide feedback on an early-stage proposal on instituting a city shuttle service in and around downtown Asheville.
Letter writer: Dogs’ rights supersede barefoot humans
“I do not track around feces or poop after digging it up to eat, yet the animals in Asheville who perform such activities apparently have more rights than I do.”
How to be a sustainable employer
From the Get It! Guide: Whichever way employers define “sustainable,” incorporating the effort into the workplace requires creative thought and effort.
Un-fare: Ride-free day showcases Asheville’s transit system
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 […]
Asheville Redefines Transit public meetings underway
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)
Asheville Transit schedule during Bele Chere
While Asheville City buses will continue to run during Bele Chere weekend, certain routes may be altered due to downtown street closures.
Hybrid on the go: Asheville’s first “green” bus hits the streets
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
City snow updates
With temperatures warming and most of the roads clear, here’s an update on city parking, transit and facilities.
Photo by David Forbes
Driver’s blackout caused bus crash
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 preview: Live, from City Hall!
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 bus doesn’t run on Monday
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.
Asheville Transit’s ‘art buses’ make their debut. This one is designed by Ray Noland
Ray Noland’s “Jeweled Forest.” Photo by Rebecca Berdel This post also shows Naomi Johnson’s art bus honoring local food and farmers.
Get on the bus, Gus: Transit input wanted
The City of Asheville is looking for your ideas for the city’s transit system.
Where to park your carcass if you wanna ride the bus
Asheville blogger Paul Van Heden has created a map for would-be transit riders who are in the market for housing. Van Heden is the brain behind the Brainshrub Bus Project and holds forth at Brainshrub.com.
You can get there from here: Asheville’s new emergency-transportation option
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 […]