17 June 2009

Asheville Transit Needs Your Comments to Keep Weaverville and Black Mountain Routes

Dear Transit Patrons,

As you may have heard the future of Route #28 (Black Mountain) & 54 (Weaverville) is uncertain at this time. We do know that the routes will operate in their current configuration through the end of October 2009.

Currently there is a collaborative effort underway to retain these services. Asheville Transit (City of Asheville), Mountain Mobility (Buncombe County) Black Mountain, and the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are working with NC Department of Transportation to maintain the state and federal funding necessary to continue to operate these routes.

At this time ridership on Route # 28 & 54 continues to grown rapidly, with ridership in 2009 for the Black Mountain route at 55,000 riders and Weaverville Route #54 with 27,000 riders in 2009.

If you feel so moved, please consider writing a brief statement detailing the benefits that these routes have for your and your transportation patterns, then sending it to iride@ashevillenc.gov.

Please feel free to forward this message on to others who may have concerns with this loss of service.


Asheville Transit

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