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6/25/2015: Howard Coble Intermodal Transportation Center Video

Howard Coble Intermodal Transportation Center Video

Posted 6/25/2015 3:40:21 PM

The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation honored former United States Congressman Howard Coble at the Groundbreaking and Naming Ceremony for the PART Intermodal Transportation Center on Wednesday, May 13th. Below is a link to a video highlighting this event, please view and enjoy.  This is the first video in a series that will be developed over the course of the construction activities forthcoming.   Watch it here - https://youtu.be/G8q8KQiJu5o   View more about the Intermodal Transportation Center - http://www.partnc.org/coble/ PTD
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6/15/2015: Governor’s Award for Public Transportation Presented to Interim CEO of Charlotte Area Transit System

Governor’s Award for Public Transportation Presented to Interim CEO of Charlotte Area Transit System

Posted 6/15/2015 1:11:00 PM

RALEIGH — John Muth, Interim CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) was presented with the 2015 Governor’s Award for Public Transportation last week by the N.C. Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division at the NCPTA conference in Concord. CATS provides public transportation to the residents in Charlotte. The Governor’s Award for Public Transportation, first given in 1988, is presented annually by the NCDOT Public Transportation Division for outstanding service in public transportation. Recipients are recognized for the work they do to give back to the citizens of North Carolina. Public Transportation Division Director Debra Collins presented the award to Muth. John Muth has served as Deputy Director/Chief Development Officer for CATS since 2000. His responsibilities include the planning and implementation of rapid transit projects, multi-modal facilities, transit centers, park-and-ride facilities, and passenger projects and programs. He led the development of the 2030 Corridor System Plan for light rail, commuter rail, streetcar and bus rapid transit in five rapid transit corridors. He received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. He is a graduate of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2001-2002 Leadership class and the Eno 2010 Transit Executive Seminar. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina. Muth is also a member of the American Public Transportation Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Muth and his wife, Patti, have two daughters and a son and reside in Matthews. 
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6/3/2015: NCDOT Releases June Public Transportation Report

NCDOT Releases June Public Transportation Report

Posted 6/3/2015 1:10:42 PM

RALEIGH- Check out the June Public Transportation Report, featuring stories on: • GoTransit Unveiling• CTAA Conference• NCAMPO Pre-Conference Training• PART Intermodal Transportation Center Groundbreaking• Wave Transit Operations Center Ribbon Cutting  To read the report click here:Attachment **NCDOT** PTD
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10/15/2014: Camille Sterling Receives 2014 Western Public Transportation Recognition Award

Camille Sterling Receives 2014 Western Public Transportation Recognition Award

Posted 10/15/2014 5:05:57 PM

RALEIGH – This year’s recipient of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Western Public Transportation Recognition Award is Camille Sterling. Sterling currently serves the people of Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, and Alexander counties as the Executive Director of Greenway Transportation for the Western Piedmont Regional Transportation Authority. Sterling has worked in public transportation systems across the eastern and western parts of the state for the past 12 years. As an active member of the N.C. Public Transportation Association, Sterling is on the executive committee and serves as a board member. Sterling has a knack for being instrumental in the completion of a variety of projects. Nominated by NCDOT Public Transportation Division staff and selected as a recipient by the Division’s management staff, Sterling is the third recipient of the award since its creation in 2012. The Transportation Recognition Award was created to recognize the unsung heroes of public transportation systems across North Carolina. “The PT Division staff recommends nominees from the NC transportation systems based on criteria of outstanding services the individual provides to their community, their state and most importantly to the dedication in the growth of public transportation,” said Cheryl M. Leonard, Assistant Director of NCDOT Public Transportation Division. The NCDOT Public Transportation Division awards grant funds to local public transportation systems. These grants enable systems to provide people in all 100 counties access to education, job opportunities and health care. For more information on grant programs through the Public Transportation Division of NCDOT, as well as transit systems that serve the public throughout the state, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit. ***NCDOT*** Camille Sterling (right) receives her award.
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10/15/2014: Kelly Walker Receives 2014 Eastern Public Transportation Recognition Award

Kelly Walker Receives 2014 Eastern Public Transportation Recognition Award

Posted 10/15/2014 5:00:31 PM

RALEIGH - This year’s recipient of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Eastern Public Transportation Recognition Award is Kelly D. Walker. Walker currently serves the people of Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties as a Transportation Coordinator with the Craven Area Rural Transit System. A well-known advocate of public transportation in her community, Walker has served in a variety of positions since becoming a transit employee in 2006 from driver to interim director. In addition to excelling in the day-to-day demands of her position, Walker has been instrumental in keeping federal transportation funding alive in spite of changing economic conditions. Nominated by NCDOT Public Transportation Division staff and selected as a recipient by the Division’s management staff, Walker is the third recipient of the award since its creation in 2012. The Transportation Recognition Award was created to recognize the unsung heroes of public transportation systems across North Carolina. “The PT Division staff recommends nominees from the NC transportation systems based on criteria of outstanding services the individual provides to their community, their state and most importantly to the dedication in the growth of public transportation,” said Cheryl M. Leonard, Assistant Director of NCDOT Public Transportation Division. The NCDOT Public Transportation Division awards grant funds to local public transportation systems. These grants enable systems to provide people in all 100 counties access to education, job opportunities and health care. For more information on grant programs through the Public Transportation Division of NCDOT, as well as transit systems that serve the public throughout the state, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit. ***NCDOT*** Kelly Walker (left) accepts her award.
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