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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 Clay County will be updated periodically. Have a question, suggestion or update to this resource list? Please contact us at

Public Transit

Clay County Transportation
Phone: 828-398-0644
Office hours: weekdays 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Daily regional service: Asheville, Franklin Sylva and Waynesville

Regular out-of-area service: Atlanta, Gainesville, Hiawassee, Blairsville, Chattanooga and Turtletown.

Ask about prices when you call to schedule a ride.

Rebecca Smith, Director
Phone: (828) 398-0644
P.O. Box 118
Hayesville, NC 28904

Road Repairs

If the road is maintained and owned by the state of North Carolina, call the N.C. Department of Transportation at 828-321-4105.

Road and Highway Planning

Southwestern Rural Planning Organization is an agency that provides transportation planning and mapping/GIS support to Clay County and its municipalities. It serves as a forum for local officials and citizens to interact with the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Philip Moore, senior planner and coordinator
Phone: 828-586-1962 ext. 213

The NCDOT Division 14 is also involved with the planning and development of transportation projects in Clay County.

Ed Green, division engineer
Phone: 828-586-2141


Clay County Communities Revitalization Association Trails and Greenways Committee
P.O. Box 1533
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-2121

Chase Erickson

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

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