Transportation Campaign

People’s Voice on Transportation Equality

“Transportation with Representation”

The People’s Voice on Transportation Equality, a group of Just Economics’ leaders that developed the 19 Point People’s Agenda for Transportation Reform(scroll down the page for the 19 Point Agenda). This campaign was originated by and is led by people who ride the bus out of necessity.  The campaign has grown and includes riders and allies.  Everyone is welcome to join us!

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Our 2018 Priorities 

In 2018 the City of Asheville is updating their Transit Master Plan and our priority is to involve the voice of riders in how we shape the future of transportation in our community.

Learn more about the City's Transit Master Plan here

 

 

 

The People’s Agenda on Transportation

This campaign was initiated by a group of concerned Asheville area residents, emerging from Just Economics of WNC’s Voices for Economic Justice Leadership Training Program.

Our Mission:

is to ensure that everyone’s voice is included in redefining transit in Asheville.

Our Focus:

  • Making sure there is proper representation in decision-making from non-elective riders.

  • Making sure that planning prioritizes the needs of the people who use public transit out of necessity.

  • Advocating for equality in terms of a clean and safe bus system including bus stops.

  • Supporting policies that are consistent, courteous, transparent and hold everyone mutually accountable.

  • Encouraging route reform focusing on the most efficient access for non-elective riders to meet their basic needs and get to and from work.

From working together with partners, doing research, having discussions, creating and conducting surveys, and meeting for over a year, this group put together the transportation reform agenda:

 

To Get involved contact Just Economics at 828-505-7466 or amy@justeconomicswnc.org.  To take action to support this agenda, contact City Council, the Transit Committee, and City staff:

Contact all of City Council at once using this email address:

Mayor Manheimer:

Mail: PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: 828-259-5600

Email: esthermanheimer@avlcouncil.com

Councilman Bothwell:

Mail: 15 Lookout Road, Asheville, NC 28804

Phone: (828) 713-8840

E-mail: cecil@braveulysses.com

Councilman Smith:

Mail: 49 Euclid Blvd., Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: (828) 279-2551

E-mail: gordonsmith@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Wisler:

Mail: 104 Kimberly Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804

Phone: 828-333-1767

Email: gwenwisler@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Julie Mayfield:

Mail: 109 Estes Court, Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: 828-271-4544

Email: juliemayfield@avlcouncil.com

Councilman Young’s:

Mail: 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: (828) 407-1181

E-mail: keithyoung@avlcouncil.com

Councilman Haynes:

Address: 40 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: (828) 619-1776

Email: brianhaynes@avlcouncil.com

Transit Committee Contact Information:

Chair – Adam Charnack

charnack@gmail.com

Asheville Transit Staff Contact Information:

Location: City Hall, Mezzanine Level

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: 828-232-4528

Driver, Dispatch or Mechanic Transit Employment Opportunities:

Address: 360 West Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: 828-251-4060

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