AppalCART, the local public transportation authority, reported a system wide ridership of 191,849 passenger trips for November 2013 which set an all time record for the month of November. The previous record of 186,406 had been set in November of 2012.
The authority’s ridership increased 3% while miles of service increased by 2% and hours of service stayed about the same.
The bus service in the Boone area accounted for 188,345 trips in 58,442 miles for November 2013. AppalCART experienced an increase of 4% in riderhip on its paratransit routes which provide door-to-door transportation for people with disabilities that prevent them from riding the bus service.
The total number of paratransit trips increased in number from 939 in November 2012 to 974 this November.
For more information on AppalCART and its route schedules please see their website at www.appalcart.com or call the dispatch office at 264-C-A-R-T (2278).