News Release

For Immediate Release

date: May 6, 2024

contact: David Uchiyama
[email protected]
(828) 250-3029


Overnight I-26 Closures This Week in Henderson County
Detours to provide longer green lights

ASHEVILLE – A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will utilize overnight closures of Interstate 26 four nights this week to safely conduct a variety of operations in Henderson County.

On Monday through Wednesday nights, I-26 East from Airport Road (Exit 40) to U.S. 25 Business (Exit 44) will close no earlier than 8 p.m. and open again by 6 a.m. so crews can build sign foundations, cut and seal pavement, and conduct other construction operations.

The marked detour will direct drivers on Airport Road (N.C. 280) to Hendersonville Road (U.S. 25) South rejoin I-26. The detour will include longer green lights to accommodate additional traffic from the interstate. 

Pending weather on Thursday night, I-26 West from U.S. 25 Business (Exit 44) to Airport (Exit 40) will close no earlier than 8 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. so crews can apply pavement markings. 

The marked detour will direct drivers on U.S. 25 Business (Hendersonville Road) to Airport Road (N.C. 280) to rejoin I-26. This detour will also include longer green lights to accommodate additional traffic.

These operations are part of the I-26 Widening project which will reduce congestion and improve travel times upon completion. The Henderson County portion of the widening work remains on schedule for completion this fall. 

Drivers should remain alert, avoid distractions and obey all posted signs in the work zone.

For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.



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NCDOT News Release

For Immediate Release

date: Jan. 10, 2024

contact: David Uchiyama
[email protected]
(828) 250-3029


Contract Awarded for New Roundabout in Transylvania County
Roundabout to ease congestion at popular intersection

PISGAH FOREST – Travel will be a little easier to and from popular Transylvania County destinations like Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls and the Cradle of Forestry in the near future.  

N.C. Department of Transportation recently awarded a $20.3 million contract to Mountain Creek Contractors of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., to build a two-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S 64/N.C. 280 and U.S. 276/U.S. 64 in Transylvania County.

Clearing operations may begin as soon as this week, and construction operations may begin as early as April 15, per the contract. Utility line relocations are currently underway in the area.

NCDOT officials and the contractor have developed a plan to limit impacts to traffic. At least one lane of travel in all directions will remain open at all times. In addition, crews are restricted from closing or narrowing lanes from 7-8:30 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. when school is in session. They are also restricted from closures on major holidays.

This roundabout — similar to a new roundabout south of this location on U.S. 64/U.S. 276 closer to Brevard — will increase safety and reduce congestion in the area. A five-year crash study revealed a total of 95 crashes in the study area, with rear-end and angle crashes accounting for 66 percent of all crashes. 

Roundabouts improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. They also help reduce congestion and backups associated with typical intersections and traditional traffic signals. Additional information on roundabouts can be found on the NCDOT website.



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1503 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699 | (919) 707-2660 


About Transylvania County Transportation 

Our transportation program provides transportation for a variety of programs serving Transylvania County residents. Most of the Transportation is done within the County. Our services include General Public Transportation, Demand Response, Paratransit, Fixed Route, and Medical Transportation. For more information, please contact Transportation at (828) 884-3203, option 2.

  • Paratransit Passengers who are unable to care for themselves are encouraged to travel with a Personal Care Attendants or Companions (PCA). A PCA is not required to pay a fare. If a PCA will be traveling with a client, the transportation office must be notified at the time the reservation is made. For more information see below.

Para Transit Plan


  • Service animals, not pets, are allowed on any county transportation vehicle.
  • It is the policy of Transylvania County Transportation to provide equal opportunity to all people who are admitted to, participate in, or are the recipients of TRANSPORT services. For further Title VI information.

Transylvania County Transportation Title VI Plan (pdf)

It is the policy of the Transylvania County Transportation, as federal-aid recipient to ensure that no person shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, creed (religion), age or disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs and activities as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all other related nondiscrimination laws and requirements.

If anyone has an issue accessing Transylvania County Transportation or feels they have a discrimination grievance with the policies or practices of Transylvania County Transportation or Transylvania In Motion, please complete the Transylvania County Discrimination Complaint Form.


TDD/TTY Relay 7-1-1 or 800-735-2962

Transylvania County is an Equal Opportunity Employer for more information click here.

Fixed Route Yearly Ridership

Fixed Route General Public Transportation

We now provide a Fixed Route that goes through Brevard and Rosman Monday-Friday from 6:30 am. to 4:30 pm. Currently the Fixed Route has a total of 22 stops in Brevard and 5 stops in Rosman. The van makes limited trips to Rosman, going through that area 3 times from 6:30 am to 6:45 am, 11:10 am to 11:35 am, and finally 4:10 pm to 4:25 pm. Each time you board the van it will cost $1.00, please pay with exact cash fare, the drivers cannot make change, and we do not accept credit or debit cards as payment. You are able to purchase passes from the van drivers or call the office and load up a number of rides on a pass. All passes are assigned specifically for that rider, if you do loose your pass please inform the office immediately so a new pass can be assigned to you. To view the Map of the stops please click on the button above that states Fixed Route Map. Please call the Office at (828) 884-3205, Option 2, for any other questions.                                           


Passes: Ask a Van Driver or Call the Office

  • Monthly Pass- $30.00
  • 20 Rides- $15.00
  • Or Load up a certain number of rides


Demand Response Public Transportation

The general public may ride the county vans at a cost of $1.00 per person each way within Transylvania County. General public transportation is for shopping trips, hair / barber appointments, employment, mail, bill payments, etc. for any individuals not involved with other agency programs. All requests for transportation must be made prior to 10:00 am at least one (1) workday in advance. General public hours of operation are 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday with the exception of County holidays. Fares are expected to be paid upon boarding the vehicle. 

You can also use a pass on the Demand Response: Ask a Van Driver or Call the Office (828) 884-3205, Option 2

  • Monthly Pass- $30.00
  • 20 Rides- $15.00
  • Or Load up a certain number of rides

Senior Adult Transportation

The County vans provide transportation for adults 60 years young or older throughout Transylvania County. These passengers are transported to Nutrition sites each weekday. The Nutrition sites that the county vans provide services to are the Quebec Community Center and Silvermont. The county vans also provide transportation services for these passengers to shopping centers, recreational centers, as well as financial and utility locations (post office, bill payments, etc.). Contact Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) for additional information about about Nutrition sites and transportation to and from the sites.

Medical Transportation

In-county medical transportation is sponsored by Transylvania County as a community service to the County's citizens. This is a service for persons over the age of 60 or those who meet special eligibility requirements and have no other means of transportation. The goal is to provide round-trip transportation within the County for citizens who have scheduled appointments with doctors, outpatient services, dialysis, public health or other health related appointments. This service only provides transportation for scheduled medical appointments. This is not an emergency transportation service. To request additional information, call (828) 884-3203, option 2.

Transportation Advisory Board (TAB)

The Transportation Advisory Board meets quarterly in August, November, February and May.  Meetings are currently held in the Community Services Building 106 East Morgan Street, Brevard, NC 28712. To request additional information, call (828) 884-3203, option 2 or email [email protected].

A TAB is typically made up of stakeholders from the service area and is representative of the various target audiences in the service area; including one or more actual passengers of the transportation system.  An actively engaged TAB is expected to discuss unmet needs in the service area, service design, scheduling, billing rates and fares and monitor patterns of complaints about the transportation service.



August 9, 2023

August 2024 TAB Presentation

TAB Minutes

November 8, 2023

WISH Transylvania

TAB Minutes

February 14,2024: 

Audio file

TAB Agenda Packet

March 8,2024: 

Previous Years Minutes: For more minutes, please contact Darby Terrell at [email protected].

FY 23 TAB Minutes


Transportation Advisory Board Members:

Chair Shelly Webb, Sharing House Executive Director

Vice Chair Amy Freeman Marquez, Life Works Program, Community Action Opportunities

Sara Daughtery, Income Maintenance Caseworker III, Transylvania County DSS 

Sabrina Griffin, Clinical Planner/Evaluator for Public Health for Transylvania County

Carla Hill, Program Director for Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS)

Deb Haight, Director of Older Adult Services and Thrift Stores, WNC Source Community Services

Greta Gosnell, Transit Operations Supervisor, Transportation Department: [email protected]

Jeff Adams, Director of Transportation/Planning and Community Development Department

Hunter Jones, Director of Business Development, Transylvania Economic Alliance

Transportation Advisory Committee

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meets the 2nd Tuesday in January, April, July and October in the Multipurpose Chambers of the County Administration Building, 101 S. Broad St., Brevard at 6:00pm

Any citizen can attend a TAC meeting or apply to be appointed to the TAC which:

  • Reviews current road conditions, advising the County Board of Commissioners and the NC Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Participates in transportation project prioritization in Transylvania County as part of the North Carolina's State Transportation Improvement Program. (NC DOT Division 14).
  • Participates in the development of the County's Comprehensive Transportation Plan every five to ten years. The process of updating the Comprehensive Transportation has begun.
  • Considers alternate transportation projects including pedestrian, bicycling, and greenway trails.