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

Public Transit

Jackson County Transit
Phone: 828-586-0233

Requests for transportation must be made by 2 p.m. the day before a trip within Jackson County. Out-of-county trips must be scheduled at least one week in advance of a trip.

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Trips include throughout Jackson County in into nearby cities, including Asheville, Bryson City, Cherokee, Franklin and Waynesville. Fares range from $1 to $25. See the full range of trips and fares here.

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.

If the road is owned by the town of Dillsboro, call Dillsboro’s town hall at 828-586-1439.

If the road is owned by the town of Sylva, call Sylva’s town hall at 828-586-2719.

If the road is owned by the town of Webster, call Webster’s town hall at 828-631-5103

Road and Highway planning

Southwestern Rural Planning Organization is an agency that provides transportation planning and mapping/GIS support to Jackson 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 Jackson County.

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


Jackson County Recreation and Parks Department
Rusty Ellis, director
Phone: 828-293-3053

Chase Erickson

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

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