Strategy AC2.2: Expand downtown Asheville Transit Center as a regional hub.
This is a longer-term goal identified in the 2009 Asheville Transit Plan. A downtown transfer center helps support a more robust transit system by bringing all routes into a centralized location with high demand. This makes transfers easier and opens up access to more parts of the service area. This also supports regional shuttle and park-and-ride services by providing a central location in the heart of a high-demand area for all trip ends and origins. A centralized transfer center also supports service improvements and frequency improvements. This item supports the goal of better bus service, but also helps create better access to jobs, support efficient land use, lower air and water pollution, and reduce congestion.