Special Report to Blowing Rock News from NCDOT. October 15, 2014. RALEIGH, NC — 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.