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Regional Transit Feasibility Study

About the Regional Transit Feasibility Study

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.

This study 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.

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Involvement

On this site, you’ll find information about the public meetings that take place. Your input on issues, concerns, and vision for regional transit throughout the French Broad River MPO planning area helps the project team gain a better understanding of regional transit and what can be done to improve connectivity in the future.

Public meeting information will be posted and shared to the FBRMPO’s social media as virtual events are organized.