Notice of Public Hearing


Section 5311 (ADTAP), 5310, 5339, 5307 and applicable State funding, or combination thereof.

This is to inform the public that a public hearing will be held on the proposed AppalCART Community Transportation Program Application to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation no later than October 8, 2021. The public hearing will be held on September 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm before the AppalCART Board.

Those interested in attending the public hearing and needing either auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a language translator should contact Patrick Nelson on or before September 24, 2021, at telephone number 828-297-1300 or via email at

The Community Transportation Program provides assistance to coordinate existing transportation programs operating in Watauga County as well as provides transportation options and services for the communities within this service area. These services are currently provided using buses and vans. Services are rendered by AppalCART.

The total estimated amount requested for the period July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

NOTE: Local share amount is subject to State funding availability.



  • Total Amount: $500,000

  • Local Share: $75,000 (15%)

Capital (Vehicles & Other)

  • Total Amount: $1,375,396

  • Local Share: $137,541 (10%)

Operating (5311)

  • Total Amount: $829,130

  • Local Share: $414,565 (50%)


  • Total Amount: $50,261

  • Local Share: $5,027 (10%)

Rural State Operating

  • Total Amount: $210,932

  • Local Share: $105,466 (50%)


  • Total Funding Request: $2,965,719

  • Total Local Share: $737,599

This application may be inspected at the AppalCART Facility or online at from September 13, 2021 until September 24, 2021. Written comments should be directed to Patrick Nelson before September 24, 2021.

FY 2023 PublicHearing Notice-AppalCART
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