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Night Owl Temporarily Closed

While App State classes are meeting online the Night Owl routes will not operate.  We will resume the routes when classes resume on campus,

Limited Routes 

AppalCART will be maintaining essential services only to support App State, the Town of Boone, and Watauga County beginning March 16, 2020. Only the Green, Red, Orange, Pop105, and Purple routes will be running while all App State classes are meeting online. These routes will follow the Break Schedule unless there is demand to increase capacity. Complimentary paratransit service will follow the Break Schedule. The Rural routes and Project On Aging routes schedules remain the same. We are continually evaluating our operations and planning our next steps as new issues arise or as the situation changes. Go to https://www.appalcart.com/bus-routes  for break schedule times.

AppalCART Measures To Prevent  the Spread of the Coronsavirus o Night Owl until Thursday,

In addition to standard AppalCART cleaning and upkeep, we have taken the following additional precautionary measures in response to the evolving COVID-19 epidemic:   


  • spraying and wiping bus and van “touch” areas - door handles, seat backs, and hold rails multiple times each day with commercial disinfecting spray.


  • spraying and wiping door handles, common areas, and surfaces throughout AppalCART building facilities twice a day with commercial disinfectant. 


  • providing sanitizing wipes for AppalCART staff including bus operators.


  • Use of sanitizing pumps throughout AppalCART facilities.


  • Rear door boarding (front door access will be available for persons with disabilities).


  • Making N95 masks available to all employees.


  • Glove distribution to all operators.


  • Spot sanitizing on buses throughout the day.


  • Separation barrier installed to promote additional social distancing behind bus operator at rear of wheel well.


  • Deep cleaning the entire fleet.

We want all of our passengers to feel safe while utilizing our service and to know that we are taking measures to prevent the spread of disease or viruses on our vehicles.

Please maintain social distancing guidelines while uisng our service (6 ft from other passengers and drivers.

For more information concerning steps to prevent the Coronavirus, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html .

AppalCART Is Hiring!

AppalCART accepting applications for safe and courteous drivers.  Employment information can found here.

Comprehensive Service Review Presentation

AppalCART is excited to announce our public presentation of the AppalCART Comprehensive Service Review. This presentation outlines the recommended course to meet current and future demands for transit service in Watauga County. Topics include passenger survey results, ridership history, route changes, and system growth. Also, find out about facility and infrastructure needs that have been identified, as well opportunities for our partners to assist us as we strive to meet current and future demand for our service.

AppalCart Contact Information
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305 Hwy 105 Bypass - Boone, NC 28607

Telephone: (828) 297-1300
Fax: (828) 297- 4100



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