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WNC Transportation is a new and permanent feature from Carolina Public Press offering road, public transportation, sidewalk, bike and greenway information for each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. It also includes information on road and highway planning organizations — the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) — for your county.

This resource list for Watauga County will be updated periodically. Have a question, suggestion or update to this resource list? Please contact us at info@carolinapublicpress.org.


Public Transit

AppalCART serves as the transportation authority for all of Watauga County.
Mail: P O Box 2357, Boone, NC 28607
Street: 305 Hwy 105 Bypass, Boone, NC 28607

Phone: 828-297-1300

Routes information may be found here. Additional information includes:

  • 12 fare-free bus routes in Boone
  • 10 van routes throughout the county
  • All 22 routes are open to the publicTrip tickets for van routes cost $20.00

Road Repairs

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If the road is owned by the state of North Carolina, call the N.C. Department of Transportation at 336-268-6044.

If the road is owned by the town of Boone, call 828-268-6200.

If the road is owned by the town of Blowing Rock, call Blowing Rock’s public works department at 828-295-5200.


Road and Highway Planning

High Country Council of Governments serves as the lead planning agency for the High Country Rural Planning Organization (RPO).

Long-range transportation plan, including roads, public transportation, bike and pedestrian planning: http://www.regiond.org/LONGRANGE.html

David Graham, transportation planner
Phone: 828-265-5434, ext.135
Email: dgraham@regiond.org

Dean Ledbetter is the senior planning engineer for Division 11 of N.C. Department of Transportation. If you are interested in participating in road planning, you may contact him at 336-903-9129 or dledbetter@ncdot.gov.


Greenways

Watauga County Parks and Recreation
231 Complex Drive
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-264-9511

Stephen Poulos, parks and recreation director

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Master Plan [PDF]

For the town of Boone’s greenway information, visit the Parks & Greenway Trail, which maintains and manages Boone’s three public parks — Junaluska, Boone Jaycee & North Street — as well as the historic Greenway Trail facility.

Chase Erickson

Chase Erickson was the summer 2014 intern at Carolina Public Press.

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