Management & Operations

RATP Dev to manage Asheville, N.C.'s transit service

Posted on August 15, 2017

RATP Dev will directly supervise ART’s daily operations for the fixed-route bus services in Buncombe County, N.C.
RATP Dev will directly supervise ART’s daily operations for the fixed-route bus services in Buncombe County, N.C.

RATP Dev was awarded a contract to manage Asheville Redefines Transit (ART), the transit services for the city of Asheville, N.C. The City of Asheville selected RATP Dev through a national competitive process that awarded the contract based on best-value procurement.

Contract services are set to begin Oct. 1, 2017 and will cover an initial period of four years with two additional two-year renewal options. RATP Dev has appointed Bernadette Townsend to serve as ART’s new GM.

Under the terms of the contract, RATP Dev will directly supervise ART’s daily operations for the fixed-route bus services in Buncombe County. Presently, ART has 22 biodiesel buses in service, seven of which are hybrid, and currently run 18 routes throughout the area, servicing more than 1.4 million riders annually.

ART is RATP Dev’s  third contract in North Carolina, the others being the Charlotte Area Transit in the Queen City’s metropolitan area and Buncombe County’s Mountain Mobility.
Located in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is vibrant and historic city with a thriving arts scene and easy access to North Carolina’s natural splendor. With a population of approximately 425,000 residents in the metropolitan area, and home to the University of of North Carolina at Asheville, the city has growing public transit needs and is seeking to preserve the beauty of their stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains with their on-going sustainable transit initiatives.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Cleveland RTA partners with medical group to rebrand key route

Revenue from the MetroHealth Line sponsorship will be used to upgrade landscaping and bus stations along the route.

Siemens names new mobility division president

Marc Buncher brings 25 years of rail experience, including his most recent role as the sr. VP, rail division, at Caterpillar.

Mont.'s Mountain Line to extend fare-free program

Partner agencies have agreed to continue support for the program, which has bolstered ridership.

Voith executes succession plan, names new president/CEO

As planned, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, who has been in charge since 2008, will retire in 2018 upon completion of his second term in office at the age of 67, with Stephan Schaller assuming the role in April.

Transportation options could lure Amazon to Denver, report says

The New York Times recently published an analysis of roughly fifty American metro areas and used guidance that Amazon included in its request for proposals to narrow down the field.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close