Team Recognition

Our GWTA Veterans

  • Rick Carr – United States Air Force
  • Ed Coley – United States Army
  • Ronald Coley – United States Army
  • Rodger Green – United States Air Force
  • Van Harvey – United States Army
  • Eloise Hemingway – United States Army
  • Ed Jones – United States Army
  • Harry McClarin – United States Navy
  • Ronnie McClary – United States Army
  • Welling Lee Sutton – United States Army

Operators of the Year 2018

Chester McClarin with driver of the year award
CHESTER MCCLARIN
“I am a servant of the people. I enjoy serving people and putting a smile on their face. I enjoy doing what I do.”

Thelma Allen with driver of the year award
THELMA ALLEN
“I enjoy my job at GWTA. It gives me the opportunity to help people by getting them where they need to be.”

Operators of the Quarter

Timothy McCoy
Timothy McCoy
Bus Operator
“I love working with people. That’s why I love my job!”

pamela core
Pamela Core
Van Operator
“My mission and joy is to provide my customers with safe and dependable transportation.”

Bertha Darden
Bertha Darden
Urban Driver
“I enjoy providing great customer service. We are one big happy family and it shows when passengers board our buses.”

Rick Carr
Rick Carr
Rural Driver
“I’m a people person and that’s why I enjoy my job. I like what I do for others.”

Bertha Darden
Bertha Darden
Urban/Bus Driver
2 Years 10 months of Service
“I enjoy working for GWTA because I see the positive impact the service has on people. It’s heartwarming being part of a team that makes such a difference in people’s lives.”

Shirley Moore
Shirley Moore
Rural/Van Driver
16 Years 8 months of Service
“I enjoy being able to meet people and take them places they need to go.”

Chester McClarin
Chester McClarin
Driver, Urban Services
“I am a people person, and I love serving people.”

Evon Lassiter
Evon Lassiter, Jr.
Driver, Rural Services
“It is most rewarding knowing I have given back in the way of service. Sometimes lending a listening ear and showing kindness to others will put a smile on the passenger’s face.”

Rodney Exum
Rodney Exum
Driver, Rural Services
“I like helping others get to and from their destinations.”

DeeOates
Elizabeth “Dee” Oates
Driver, Urban Services
“I like driving and meeting people.”

Rick Carr
Rick Carr
Driver, Rural Services
“I like the people, all the passengers and the staff.”

Margaret Elliot
Margaret Elliott
Driver, Urban Services
“I love my job because God has given me the opportunity to encourage and help others to travel to their destination. Lots of memories to cherish forever.”

Harry McClarin2Harry McClarin
Driver, Rural Services
“It is all about the passengers.”

TimMcCoy2Tim McCoy
Driver, Urban Services
“This job does not feel like a job. I like people and driving.”

Rosa Cole
Rosa Cole, Quarter One
Driver, Urban Services
“It’s actually the best job I ever had. I just enjoy people. It’s a good service. I enjoy helping people.”

Katrina Reed
Katrina Reed, Quarter One
Driver, Rural Services
“I enjoy getting people to where they have to be. I work hard. That’s in my nature. I do what I’ve got to do to keep people moving.”

Brenda Best, Quarter Four
Brenda Best, Quarter Four
Driver, Urban Services
“I like meeting people. I like helping people. I am a people person.”

Bertha Darden, Quarter Four
Bertha Darden, Quarter Four
Driver, Rural Services
“It’s not like a job to drive for GWTA. It’s like an extended and blended family.”

Margaret Elliot, Quarter ThreeMargaret Elliot, Quarter Three
Driver, Urban Services
“I love my job because God has given me the opportunity to encourage and help others to travel to their destination. Lots of memories to cherish forever.”

Monte Hamer, Quarter ThreeMonte Hamer, Quarter Three
Driver, Rural Services
“It’s great to work for an employer which provides such great service and so gratifying to be of service to people who need that help.”

Ronnie McClary, Urban ServicesRonnie McClary, Quarter Two
Driver, Urban Services
“It’s really not a job. It’s really a personal service. I love what I do.”

Pamela Core, Rural ServicesPamela Core, Quarter Two
Driver, Rural Services
“GWTA has been a blessing to me. When you get on the road and meet new people. It makes me feel good. I’ve had people change my life since I’ve been driving the bus. I’m going to continue to be the best I can be.”

Employee of Quarter One_Robin WardRobin Ward, Quarter One
Driver, Urban Services
“I enjoy people. I draw strength from them, and they draw strength from me.”

Employee of Quarter One_Mary TolerMary Toler, Quarter One
Driver, Rural Services
“I like people. I enjoy being able to talk to them and to help them. I just love my job.”

TEAM GWTA Outstanding Achievement 2011 through 2019
Safetyaward
GWTA received the North Carolina Department of Labor “Outstanding Work in Accident Prevention Award” for the fifth consecutive year.