Summary of Fixed Route Changes

AppalCART gives notice of route changes to begin August 20, 2018.     The changes are for fixed route service only.  The routes are designed to increase capacity, allocate resources to handle peak demands, improve accessibility, and allow AppalCART to operate our fixed route service more efficiently.  The changes are intended to support Appalachian State University (ASU) facility changes including the new Health Sciences Building, moving freshman parking from the State Farm Lot to the Old Watauga High School, and construction of the new End Zone building and dormitories in the Stadium Drive area.  

The complete detailed AppalCART Fixed Route Map and Schedule are available online at www.appalcart.com .

On a route by route basis the proposed changes include:

 

  • Express – Realign the route to Blowing Rock Road and extend service until 10 PM weekdays. The Express Route provides new service to Appalachian Brian Estates, Bavarian Village and ASU College of Health Sciences.  After 6 PM the route will stop serving University Hall Drive and begin service to Village of Meadowview and Greenway Rd.

 

  • Gold – Campus circulation will be provided by the new Green Route.  The Gold Route will only operate after 6 PM weekdays. Stops along Faculty Street and Stadium Drive were eliminated.

 

  • Green – The Green East Route was combined with the Teal Route and renamed the Green Route.  Frequencies will be improved from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes with service seven days per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Skyline Terrace Apartments will utilize the East Village stop.  Green will serve Brookshire Park and Mountaineer Village after 6 PM.  Frequencies will be at every 20 minutes from 7 AM until 6 PM and every 40 minutes after 6 PM and on Saturday and Sunday.    

 

  • Red – The route was combined with the Green West Route.  Two directional service will be provided along King Street, NC105 Extension, and Greenway Drive.  Stops will include Walmart, Watauga Medical Center and the new ASU Health Sciences Building.  Brown Brothers apartments will have access to the new Red Route. Frequencies will be improved from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes from 7 AM until 6 PM weekdays.  The route will operate seven days per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters.  Old Bristol Rd (Kensington Meadows) will be served by the new Silver Route every 30 minutes until 6 PM.   Red will take over on Old Bristol after 6 PM and on weekends.

    

  • Orange Route – Service will operate along King Street every 10 minutes until 6 PM.   Orange Route no longer serves Blowing Rock Rd or NC 105 Ext.  Mountaineer Village and Brookshire Park will be served by the Green Route after 6 PM weekdays and on weekends.  Orange Route no longer serves Brown Brothers Apartments.

 

  • Pink – The Pink Route was eliminated with replacement service from Express and Red routes. 

 

  • Pop 105 – Service on the Pop 105 Route will be unchanged except to decrease frequency from every 10 minutes to every 15 minutes between 3 PM and 6 PM weekdays. Frequency decreases to every 30 minutes after 6 PM. Check the schedule for new times.

 

  • Purple – From 7 AM until 3 PM frequencies will be 10 minutes.  Frequency will be every 15 minutes after 3 PM.  Purple Route service will end at 6 PM with service to Village of Meadowview Apartments provided by the Express Route from 6 PM to 10 PM weekdays.  The Express will also cover Greenway Rd going towards ASU main campus from 6 PM – 10 PM.

 

  • Silver – The Silver Route will be realigned to operate as a counter clockwise loop along River Street, King Street, NC 105 Bypass, NC 105, and Blowing Rock Road from 7 AM – 6 PM.  Includes service to the new Freshman Parking at old Watauga High School (ASU NC 105 Lot).  Service to the new Freshman Parking will be provided by the new Green Route after 6 PM and on weekends. 

 

  • State Farm - Freshman parking will be shifted to the old Watauga High School (ASU NC 105 Lot).  The State Farm lot will provide commuter parking and parking for the new College of Health Sciences building.  The State Farm route will be revised to serve the Horn of the West parking lot with service ending at 6 PM.  Stops along Stadium Drive have been eliminated due to planned construction. Service to Appalachian Brian Estates will be provided by the Express Route.

 

  • Wellness District – The new Wellness District Shuttle Route will provide service every 10 minutes from 7 AM until 10 PM weekdays between the new ASU College of Health Sciences Building and the State Farm parking lot with limited stops.  The stops along the route include State Farm Lot, Boone Heights, Applebee’s, Watauga Medical Center, ASU College of Health Sciences, and ASU Annex / Parks & Rec.

 

  • NC 105 Lot Shuttle – Service will be available from 4 PM -10 PM on Fridays and 4 PM – 1:30 AM on Sundays during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Stops will include Trivette Dining Hall Shelter, Mountaineer Hall, ASU NC 105 Lot, and Hoey Hall.

 

  • Blue – Service will be available from 6:55 AM – 6 PM.  The stop times have been revised.

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