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Asheville Redefines Transit

Asheville City Council authorizes funds for ART Station renovation

Asheville City Council authorizes funds for ART Station renovation

This rendering shows a view of the renovated ART Station.       ART bus riders can look forward to an improved transit station downtown in the next year.   At their Feb. 12 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for the first phase of the renovation — the

Asheville’s zero-emission electric ART buses to be deployed this spring

Asheville’s zero-emission electric ART buses to be deployed this spring

Testing and training going on now; preview scheduled   In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART).   By committing to transit vehicles that are powered by electricity, the City will reduce fuels costs and dependence on imported energy resources. It will also

UPDATED – Public Works treats icy road conditions in spots, some ART routes closed or detoured. Monday ART on Holiday schedule.

UPDATED – Public Works treats icy road conditions in spots, some ART routes closed or detoured. Monday ART on Holiday schedule.

Local roads have ice forming on them with a light dusting of snow.  Asheville Streets Division is out treating icy roads as needed with straight rock salt at this time. Please be careful if you venture out.   Currently, Duke Energy is reporting approximately 375 structure affected by power outages in the Asheville area.   The


Asheville City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Asheville City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   Garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. There will be no brush collection Monday and the Sanitation office will be closed.   The City of Asheville ART service routes

Asheville Public Works crews prepare for wintry mix

Asheville Public Works crews prepare for wintry mix

  The National Weather Service has scaled back it’s snowcast to 1 inch possible in Asheville, with sleet and ice in the mix through Monday. Still, wintry weather seems likely to affect the Asheville area most of this weekend.   In anticipation of the snowy or frozen roads this weekend, Asheville Public Works crews will begin applying

2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2019.     Red Pandas exhibit to open Two cute red pandas will take up residence at the WNC Nature Center this year. The new red panda exhibit will open


New Year holiday schedules: ART bus, trash/recycling collection and more

New Year holiday schedules: ART bus, trash/recycling collection and more

ART bus on holiday schedule New Year’s Day     Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 and Jan. 1 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.     ART bus service City bus service

City of Asheville offices to open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, trash service resumes

City of Asheville offices to open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, trash service resumes

Asheville City government offices, will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.  City Council will hold its formal meeting at 5 p.m. as scheduled. The following is a list of city services for tomorrow.   Art bus service ART services will be delayed with services beginning at 10 a.m. For more information visit  RideTheART.com. The


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