08/13/06 — Assistant transportation director named N.C. association president

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Assistant transportation director named N.C. association president

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on August 13, 2006 2:04 AM

Ricky Carter, assistant director of transportation for Wayne County Public Schools, has been elected state president of the N.C. Pupil Transportation Association.

The announcement came at the recent NCPTA Conference held in Sunset Beach. The association is made up of more than 1,000 transportation employees ranging from technicians, TIMS operators, cost clerks, transportation directors and other transportation professionals from across the state.

Carter began his transportation career in 1978 as a fuel truck driver for Sampson County schools. During the last 28 years, his experiences have ranged from handling fuel pumps in Sampson Coun-ty to helping oversee the daily operations of 226 regular buses and 30 ac-tivity buses for the Wayne County school system.

He has also worked as a shop mechanic and road mechanic, and spent 10 years as coordinator of the Transportation Infor-mation Management Sys-tem for the district, helping route and schedule buses for the nearly 11,000 students who ride them every day.

In his role as president of the state association, Carter will work with other transportation organizations from across the nation for the betterment of pupil transportation.