Asheville City Council passed revisions to the city’s Homestay ordinance for short-term lodging and approved an extension of the management contract for the Asheville bus system at its Nov. 17 meeting. Outgoing Councilmen Jan Davis, Marc Hunt and Chris Pelly were honored for their service.
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.
The city of Asheville plans to solicit proposals from new companies to manage its transit system. Starting in June, the Asheville Transit System will implement changes designed to improve its routing and on-time performance. The city will also mount a marketing campaign to increase ridership, changing the name of the system from ATS to ART (Asheville Redefines Transit).
There will be no strike in the Asheville transit system, as the local bus drivers’ union voted today to accept a contract from management company First Transit, according to a source within the union.