Ridership Independence for the Disabled in Buncombe County


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Trailblazer Routes

Mountain Mobility operates three "Trailblazer" routes. These three routes are deviated-fixed routes, which means the bus will be at preset locations according to a schedule but can deviate off the route by one-quarter mile to pick a passenger up from an address if the passenger is unable to get to the nearest street the bus runs on. These routes are open to anyone that wants to ride. You flag the bus down anywhere along the route, or you can be at one of the preset locations on the schedule. The Trailblazer buses are 25 light transit vehicles that seat 14 to 18 passengers, and are equipped with lifts to serve persons using mobility aids. Each bus has a bike rack for passengers bringing a bicycle. The fare is 50 cents to board. These routes provide transportation around local communities, as well as connections where passengers can transfer to Asheville Transit buses and ride into the City of Asheville. We also offer service by request if you need to get to catch the city bus before the pick up times indicated on the schedules. Please call 24 to 48 hours in advance at 250-6750 and press option 4 to reserve a trip.

North Buncombe Trailblazer Route

The North Buncombe Trailblazer began service in February 2009 and serves parts of north Buncombe County, Woodfin and Weaverville. The service area includes Weaverville Highway, North Main Street, Arveto/Sonopress, Super Wal-Mart and Lowe’s, Reems Creek Road, Dogwood Drive, Weaver Boulevard, Northview Mobile Home Park, New Stock Road, and Aiken Road.

The route connects with ART Route N1 at the Manor Ridge Apartments on Elkwood Avenue several times throughout the day. The North Buncombe Trailblazer operates Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..

Download a printable brochure of the North Buncombe Trailblazer Route (English | En Español). Asheville ART routes are available at this link: Asheville ART Routes

Black Mountain Trailblazer Route

The Black Mountain Trailblazer began service in December 2002 and serves the Town of Black Mountain, Blue Ridge Apartments, Blue Ridge Assembly, Lakeview Senior Center, Carver Community Center, Highland Farms, Swannanoa Medical Center, Black Mountain Center, Montreat College, Amazing Savings, Ingles, as well as other destinations along the route. The Black Mountain Trailblazer offers connecting service to Asheville Transit at the Sutton Avenue Park-N-Ride lot in Black Mountain (near SunTrust Bank) for service to downtown Asheville. The Black Mountain Trailblazer operates Monday through Saturday, 5:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Download a printable brochure of the Black Mountain Trailblazer Route. Asheville ART routes are available at this link: Asheville ART Routes

Enka-Candler Trailblazer Routes

The Enka-Candler Trailblazer began service in March 2007 and serves parts of west Buncombe County. This route connects with Asheville Transit at the Goodwill Industries' Park and Ride lot on Smokey Park Highway, and routes include service to the A-B Tech Enka Campus, Westridge Shopping Center, and serves Hwy 19-23 all the way out to the TA Truck Stop. The Enka-Candler Trailblazer operates Monday through Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 6:10 p.m.

Download a printable brochure of the Enka-Candler Trailblazer Community Service Route. Asheville ART routes are available at this link: Asheville ART Routes