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How about the bus?
For less than $1, riders can travel on nearly 30 routes throughout the city and Buncombe County. Fares range from free to 75 cents per ride depending on destination. Visit www.ashevilletransit.com.
County residents can use Apple Country Transportation. For 75 cents a fare, residents can
travel between Hendersonville, Fletcher and Asheville. Visit
Hybrid cars have soared in popularity
recently, but you could be in for a wait. Fans of the Toyota Prius,
the nation’s No. 1 selling hybrid, will have to wait one year to get
their own at Jim Barkley Toyota in Asheville. Customers looking for
a hybrid model of the Honda Civic or Accord may not have a long wait
at AppleTree Honda in Fletcher. Some models were in stock Tuesday,
but models with specific colors and amenities may take 30 to 60 days
to arrive. Honda Insights are available only through special order.
Asheville Police Department Spokesman
John Dankel said local law enforcement hasn’t noticed an increase in
drive-offs, when someone gases up and leaves without paying. Yet.
“It’s probably reasonable to expect that if gas goes up suddenly as
much as people are saying — like on the order of 20 to 25 cents in
coming weeks — that it might lead to an increase in incidents like
this,” Dankel said. If caught, you could be charged with a
misdemeanor and lose your driver’s license.
In Asheville, plans are underway to
formalize carpooling networks via
www.sharetheridenc.com. It helps
North Carolina commuters find others who have similar work hours and
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