Asheville Redefines Transit - Volunteers Wanted!
Here's a way Transition can help the city with the new and major changes to the transit system. Dylan, can we put this announcement in the newsletter?
Help the City of Asheville roll out the biggest service enhancement in the history of the transit system. Volunteers will learn about enhancements to transit like: google maps, route optimization and increased frequency then share this knowledge with others as an ambassador riding on the bus! Volunteers will help fellow riders learn the new routes and schedules while answering general questions about transit. Volunteers will be asked to participate in a brief training before their shift. Volunteers will be equipped with maps, FAQ's and a cool tee-shirt they can keep. This volunteer opportunity is part of the community education with the re-design of the Transit system aimed at providing information about changes in routes and services. More information on location of the project will be shared at a volunteer training for the project.Please go to this link http://alturl.com/aoub4 and "express interest" to get the orientation information. Volunteer dates and times vary starting May 14, 2012 through May 30th, 2012.
General information about the Transit upgrades can be found here: www.RidetheART.com
Don’t forget the ART information meetings beginning today at the Civic Center. Each meeting is from 4-7 pm, and is a drop-in format. In addition to today, there are meetings:
Tuesday, May 1, West Asheville Community Center, 970 Haywood Rd.
Thursday, May 3, Reid Memorial Recreation Center, 133 Livingston St.
Monday, May 7, Linwood Crump - Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Rd.
Monday, May 14, East Asheville Community Center, 906 Tunnel Rd.
Tuesday, May 15, Grace Episcopal Church - Parish Hall, 871 Merrimon Ave.
Volunteers only need to attend one training session. These informational sessions will last @ one hour. Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt with a new systems map so they can be identified as a bus ambassador!
Bus Ambassador Volunteer Training Sessions will be held:
Wednesday May 9 at 5:30pm at City Hall, HR Training Room on the Sixth Floor
Thursday May 10 at 6pm at the Public Works Building, Room A 109
Friday May 11 at noon at the Public Works Building, Room A 109
Please RSVP by email to email@example.com Or call 259-5590
Additional training sessions will be scheduled as needed.