The city of Asheville’s Transit Commission will hold an “extraordinary meeting” Wednesday, Oct. 10, to discuss the possible purchase of two used buses from the city of Gastonia.
Fewer busses, longer route times for students possible if ridership drops. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
The annual Strive Not to Drive campaign kicked off May 11 with a presentation on upcoming changes to the Asheville Transit System, including new routes and schedules designed to make riding the bus more convenient.
Asheville city transit drivers are on the verge of striking against their employer, according to a report from Steve Rasmussen, a citizen activist with interests in transit and other local issues. Xpress is investigating; the information is as yet unconfirmed:
A compilation of experiences while riding most of Asheville’s bus routes, as reported in a 2003 series, “The Big Ride,” in which Xpress reporters climbed aboard to see what they could see.