The ART Transit system continues to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic so we can offer transportation to first responders, health-care workers, other essential workers, and our community for urgent needs.
The ART transit staffing levels are lower than usual and, as such, ART bus system will need to make adjustments to schedules and routes.
Starting on Saturday, April 4, the following service reductions will begin:
- Route 170 will be discontinued.
- Route S6 will be discontinued.
- Route WE1 will only provide service once per hour, leaving the station at 40 minutes past the hour.
Assessment of the transit system capacity will happen on a day-to-day basis, and be updated as the situation evolves. The City of Asheville and ART are continuing to follow the guidance of local public health officials and the CDC, including following social distancing and cleaning guidelines.
Please, if you are not traveling for work related to an essential business, or for an urgent personal need, such as to go to the grocery store, do not use the bus system. We need to keep our limited capacity available for people who must travel.
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