Your responses are anonymous and will only be used to help inform and improve transportation options for your community. 

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Where do you live?

Please select the County where you live.

Closed to responses

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How do you interact with transit services in your community?

Select the answer that best describes you.

Customer: I ride public transportation
Caregiver: I schedule rides for someone else in my care
Operator: I am a bus operator or on staff at a transit agency
Dispatch: I answer calls to schedule on-demand paratransit services and other requests
Other: I don't interact with current transit services directly
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The purpose of this survey is to understand how people in the High Country use public transportation, and if there are opportunities to help transit users access regional destinations.

Who is it for?

This survey is for everyone who lives, works or goes to school in the North Carolina counties of Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, or Wilkes. 

What will we do with this information?

Your input will be used to create a High Country Regional Transit Plan that identifies needs, opportunities, and recommended actions for future improvements to transit and transportation in area.

Project Background

This effort is led by both NCDOT and the High Country Council of Governments, the Rural Planning Organization that serves Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, and Wilkes counties. The goal of this study is to coordinate planning across counties and build transit partnerships for the region.


Please contact us if you have questions or additional comments. E-mail the project team at or leave us a voicemail at 984-205-6615, Project code 5887.