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WNC Transportation is a new and permanent feature from Carolina Public Press offering road, public transportation, sidewalk, bike and greenway information for each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. It also includes information on road and highway planning organizations — the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) — for your county.

This resource list for Buncombe County will be updated periodically. Have a question, suggestion or update to this resource list? Please contact us at info@carolinapublicpress.org.


Public Transit

Buncombe County

Mountain Mobility
Phone: 828-250-6750
Email: mountainmobility@buncombecounty.org

They provide transportation for Buncombe County residents. For demand-response services such as medical appointments, Mountain Mobility must be notified by 3 p.m. the day before the trip. Residents can also subscribe for the same route twice a week.

Asheville

Asheville Redesigns Transit (ART)

Asheville Transit Center
49 Coxe Ave.
Asheville N.C. 28801
M – F 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Holidays 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: 828-253-5691
Email: iride@ashevillenc.gov

They provide bus routes to all over Asheville and to areas outside of Asheville, including North Buncombe, Black Mountain, Enka and Candler. Find routes here.

Cost
1 ticket = $1
11 ticket booklet = $9
Month pass = $20
Year pass =$220


Road Repairs

If the road is managed or owned by the state of North Carolina, call the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) at 828-298-2741.

If the road is owned by the city of Asheville, call 828-251-1122.

If the road is owned by the town of Biltmore Forest, call 828-274-0824.

If the road is owned by the town of Black Mountain, call 828-274-0824.

If the road is owned by the town of Montreat, call 828-669-8002.

If the road is owned by the town of Woodfin, call 828-253-4887.

If the road is owned by the town of Weaverville, call 828-645-0606.

Street services, including sidewalks

Asheville

Greg Shuler, Street and Engineering Manager
Physical address: Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte St.
Mailing address: P. O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: 828-259-5852
Email: gshuler@ashevillenc.gov


Road and Highway Planning

French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization 

The French Broad River MPO is involved with the road planning in Buncombe County and in Asheville, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville and Woodfin. To get involved, go to www.fbrmpo.org/getinvolved-2/ or call 828-251-6622.

Paul Black, Director
Phone: 828-251-6622 Ext. 126
Email: paul@landofsky.org

Land-of-Sky Regional Planning Organization is also involved with the planning and development of roads in Buncombe County.

Vicki Eastland
Phone: 828-251-6622 ext. 132
Email: vicki.eastland@landofsky.org

The NCDOT Division 13 is also involved with the planning and development of transportation projects in Buncombe County.

Kristina Solberg, project engineer at NCDOT Division 13
Phone: 828-251-6171


Greenways

Buncombe County

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation
Administrative Office
67 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Fran Thigpen, director
Phone: 828-250-4260
Email: fran.thigpen@buncombecounty.org

Master plan for Buncombe County may be found here: https://buncombecounty.org/Governing/Depts/Parks/Greenways.aspx

Asheville

Asheville Parks & Recreation
Transportation Department
70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801

Mariate Echeverry, transportation planning manager
Phone: 828-232-4528
Email: mecheverry@ashevillenc.gov 

Master plan: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/Transportation/Greenways.aspx

Chase Erickson

Chase Erickson was the summer 2014 intern at Carolina Public Press.

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