AppalCART, the public transportation authority serving all of Watauga County announced a 6 percent ridership increase on its routes over January a year ago. The authority recorded 148,129 passenger trips last month versus 139,154 for the month of January 2013.
AppalCART, the local public transportation authority service Watauga County, reported record ridership of 1,712,873 passenger trips in 834,714 miles of service during calendar year 2013. Miles of service increased eight percent over those delivered in 2012.
March 11, 2013. Beginning this past Friday, Appalachian State University students were “free at last” when their final class of the day let out — for a week or so anyway. From March 11 to 15 the university is on Spring Break and most of the roughly more than 16,000 ASU students will file out of Boone.
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
Nov. 5, 2012. The AppalCART, Boone’s free public transportation system, reported a system wide record setting ridership of 212,874 passengers for October, representing a 9.8 percent increase over October last year. The increase in ridership comes as a result of AppalCART adding two additional routes, an extra Purple route and the new Silver route.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
Aug. 23, 2012. Organizers and merchants selling tickets expect the event, a popular annual festival held outside the Broyhill Events Center on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m., to sell out by the end of this weekend.
BY JESSE WOOD
Aug. 16, 2012. AppalCART bus service is preparing for a number of changes coinciding with the start of the new school year. The transportation authority is adding two more buses and altering routes. They also expect to move into a new $5.5 million transit facility within a few weeks of the start of the new semester.
BY GREG HINCE
Aug. 3, 2012. Prominent husband and wife team Keith Lambert and Willie Baucom has been creating masterpiece paintings, pottery, sculptures and other architectural elements for over 30 years under the name “Shipyard Earthworks.” Recently, they were contacted by AppalCART to create some unique artwork at their new facility as well as around town.
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
Photo by Ken Ketchie