Asheville Regional Transit Coalition

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Call on Buncombe County Commissioners and Asheville City Council: Build Back Better With Public Transit!

As our community recovers from Covid-19, building a more resilient and accessible public transit system in Buncombe County is more important than ever. Take action below to call on the Buncombe County Commissioners and Asheville City Council to increase funding…

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Read the Asheville Regional Transit Coalition’s Letter to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners

Asheville Regional Transit Coalition Requests for Buncombe County Transit Funding April 12, 2021 Dear Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, The Asheville Regional Transit Coalition (ARTC) consists of local transit riders and experts, elected officials, and advocates for workers, families living…

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ARTC Statement on COVID-19 Response and Use of CARES Act Funding

We request that the City develop an action plan by no later than May 1 to support transit-dependent residents who have lost service due to routes being cut or who are left behind at stops due to passenger restrictions.

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Tell City Council: Fund “Yellow” Transit Routes

Just recently, we learned which transit route improvements Asheville city staff is recommending that City Council fund in the upcoming city budget.

While we’re excited that they’re recommending more frequent and extensive service throughout the city – bundled together as the “green” and “purple” route improvements – they have not recommended funding for a bundle of “yellow” route improvements that would serve the historically disenfranchised communities of Bartlett Arms, Livingston and South French Broad.

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City Council Approves Updated Transit Master Plan

Asheville’s new Transit Master Plan will expand and modernize Asheville’s transit system over the next ten years. Thank you Asheville City Council for approving it!

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Make Sure Public Transit Makes the Cut in Next Year’s Budget

Two more years, five more years – we don’t have that kind of time. Tell City Council to stay committed to their transit vision by expanding public transit service in next year’s budget.

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City Council Approves Transit Funding Increase!

Back in April, the Asheville Regional Transit Coalition sent a letter to the Asheville City Council asking them to improve the Asheville bus service by increasing transit funding by $5 million over the next five years. We are thrilled to…

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ARTC Raises Budget Concerns to Council

The City is currently in the midst of planning for next year’s budget. This process provides some important opportunities to put Asheville on track for transit that operates in more areas, for longer hours, seven days a week. Read the letter…

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