NEEDED ON NEW TRANSIT MASTER PLAN
seeking comments until September 29 on its proposed transit master
plan, which includes changes to the bus service in Swannanoa. If
you scroll down, you’ll find a press release from the City of Asheville that
includes a link to the webpage where you can review the proposed plan and
This is a combination of the old routes 28 and 29. The new proposed
route is an express route, and we have been advised that there will be only one
stop in Swannanoa, probably somewhere in the area betwen Riverwood
Rd. and Whitson Ave. on US 70. It is also proposed that a higher
fare (approx. 50 – 75% higher than the prior fare) will be charged for this
express route. A discounted monthly fare card will most likely be
master plan must be submitted by Tuesday, September 29.
You can send your comments by email to email@example.com. If you have
concerns or suggestions about the proposed changes, we encourage you
to make your voice heard by September 29.
& Engineering Department
CITY CALLS FOR
PUBLIC COMMENT ON TRANSIT MASTER PLAN
The City of
seeking public input through Sept. 29 on its draft transit master plan.
master plan includes a new route structure, Sunday service for six routes and
thirty minute trip frequency along main corridors like Tunnel Road,
Road, Merrimon Avenue, Patton Avenue and
Avenue. The plan also includes two new routes. A
north Asheville loop would connect Charlotte Street and
Avenue via UNC Asheville, and a crosstown route would
connect west Asheville to Biltmore Village and areas in east Asheville.
“Our goal for
the proposed route structure is to provide more options and improved service for
riders,” said Transit Manager Mariate Echeverry. “We are asking the public to
comment on these recommendations to get additional input before the overall plan
The master plan
can be found at www.ashevilletransit.com. The
document will also be available on the mezzanine level of City Hall; at the
East, North, West, Oakley and Skyland public library
branches; at the Asheville Transit Center on Coxe Avenue, and; at
the city’s transportation planning division offices at 45 Wall St.
Comments can be
submitted to the city in writing to City of Asheville, ATTN: Transit Master Plan,
P.O. Box 7148,
28802 or via e-mail to
The city of
currently operates 21 buses. According to research completed for the master
plan, ridership trends in the last five years have increased by about 10
percent. The majority of riders, about 68 percent, are dependent on bus service
as their only form of transportation, while about 27 percent prefer or choose to
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