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Regional Transit Feasibility Study

Regional Transit Feasibility Study Executive Summary

Regional Transit Feasibility Study Final Report

Video Script (English and spanish)

Regional Transit Vision Statement

About the Regional Transit Feasibility Study

This study kicked off in 2020 and aims to develop recommendations for cross-jurisdictional public transit in the FBRMPO planning area–Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Madison Counties–by identifying potential routes and opportunities for coordination (such as establishing a Regional Transit Authority), developing funding strategies, and creating an implementation plan.

Currently, the separation between urban and rural public transportation in the French Broad River MPO planning area makes it difficult or impossible for residents to take transit between jurisdictions. To best serve the region, a more regional approach to public transit must be explored. Coordinated transportation can increase accessibility to jobs and medical services and potentially relieve congestion on roadways.

What are the routes being considered?

There are FOUR main express routes being explored. (1) North from Mars Hill to Weaverville (2) East from Asheville to Black Mountain (3) South from Asheville to Hendersonville and (4) West from Asheville to Haywood County. Check out the PDF maps below showing an overview of the routes with additional maps showing mid and end points for each route.

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What are some the benefits of a regional transit system?

What is the timeline for this study?

Public Engagement

The second public survey will be open from March 22nd through April 22nd, located at the top of the page. Stay tuned to this page for updates and presentations on the study, as well as coming by to complete the survey when it opens on March 22nd.

The first public survey ran in December 2020 – January 2021. Check out the PDF below for a summary of survey results, as presented in the video.

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Questions or comments about the study? Contact emily@landofsky.org