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

Public Transit

Apple County Public Transit

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Cash fare – 75 cents
Ticket booklet (20 rides) – $10
Monthly pass – $15
Discount cash fare (seniors 65 years and older and Medicare recipients) – 35 cents
Children under 12 – Free
Asheville transfer – $1

Road Repairs

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If the road is managed or owned by the state of North Carolina, call the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) at 828-694-7971.

If the road is owned by the town of Fletcher, call 828-687-3985.

If the road is owned by the city of Hendersonville, call Hendersonville’s Public Works Department at 828-697-3084.

If the road is owned by the town of Laurel Park, call 828-692-7568.

If the road is owned by the town of Mills River, call 828-890-2901.

Road and Highway Planning

The French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization is involved with the road planning in Henderson County and in Fletcher, Hendersonville, Laurel Park and Mills River. To get involved, go to or call 828-251-6622.

Paul Black, director
Phone: 828-251-6622, ext. 126

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

Vicki Eastland
Phone: 828-251-6622, ext. 132

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

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


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Henderson County Parks and Recreation

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tim Hopkin, director
Phone: 828-697-4884

Chase Erickson

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

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