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
  • Harry McClarin – United States Navy
  • Welling Lee Sutton – United States Army

2021 NCPTA Transit Advocate Award

Don Willis receiving award

Congratulations to Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority Director Don Willis for receiving the 2021 NCPTA Transit Advocate Award. This award is given to individuals who have “championed the vital role public transit plays in enhancing the quality of life for our North Carolina citizens.” Willis said he has his GWTA team to thank. “I could not be doing some of the things I’m getting this award for without the people here,” he said.

Operators of the Quarter

Rick Carr
Rick Carr
Rural Operator of the Quarter
18 Years, 6 Months of Service
“I truly enjoy this job. It’s challenging and gratifying. I like that I’m able to assist and transport customers to and from their destinations.”

John Hagens
John Hagens
Urban Operator of the Quarter
11 Years, 11 Months of Service
“GWTA… Leading today into tomorrow. Enjoy the journey.”

Welling Lee Sutton
Welling “Lee” Sutton
Rural Operator of the Quarter
11 Years, 8 Months of Service
“The door is always open for great opportunities at GWTA. Please join our team.”

Emily Baker
Emily Baker
Urban Operator of the Quarter
10 Months of Service
“GWTA is not just a job… I enjoy talking with the passengers and getting them to their destinations.”

Folando Carlton
Folando Carlton
Urban Operator of the Quarter
4 Months of Service
“When I heard that I won the award, I said ‘that’s amazing.’ GWTA is a job that inspires you to give it your all.”

Krystal Waters
Krystal Waters
Rural Operator of the Quarter
2 Years, 7 Months of Service
“I appreciate the opportunity because driving is my passion and transporting the passengers makes it even more rewarding.”

Emily Baker
Emily Baker
Urban Operator of the Quarter
4 Months of Service
“I’m glad to be back home working with my coworkers and serving the community.”

Lee Sutton
Lee Sutton
Rural Operator of the Quarter
11 Years, 3 Months of Service
“GWTA offers good opportunities for those looking for a job with great benefits. If you are interested, please make GWTA your last stop.”

John Hagens, Jr.
John Hagens, Jr.
Urban Operator of the Quarter
11 Years of Service
“I enjoy transporting my passengers every day. It’s not work with the passengers that I have.”

Edward Coley
Edward Coley
Rural Operator of the Quarter
7 Years, 5 Months of Service
“I enjoy assisting the passengers and I enjoy driving them where they need to go.”

Michael White
Michael White
Van Operator
2 Years of Service
“Working for GWTA is heartwarming and inspiring. It’s gratifying knowing I’ve provided assistance to those in need.”

John Hagens
John Hagens
Bus Operator
9 Years, 10 Months of Service
“I love my passengers and look forward to them riding every day.”

Tim McCoy
Tim McCoy
Urban Bus Operator
12 Years of Service
“I enjoy driving and getting our passengers where they need to go.”

Evon Lassiter
Evon Lassiter
Rural Van Operator
7 Years of Service
“It is fulfilling and also a pleasure to help and assist others.”

RODIGUES BUTLER
Rodigues Butler
Rural Van Operator
9 years & 1 month of service
“I’m grateful to have the privilege to work for a company that serves the community.”

NATHAN MERRIT
Nathan Merrit
Urban Bus Operator
9 years & 9 month of service
“I am thankful for the passengers and the staff. They make my day.”

edward jones
Edward Jones
Bus Operator
6 years & 8 months of service
“Since my first bus ride as a child, I knew that I would one day be a bus driver. In 1991 my dream came true and I love it.”

Thelma Allen
Thelma Allen
Van Operator
4 years & 1 month of service
“I’m so happy to serve the people of Goldsboro and Wayne County. It means a lot to me to provide assistance to others.”

Lynda Karpinski
Lynda Karpinski
Bus Operator
2 Years of Service

shawnette barnes
Shawnette Barnes
Van Operator
1½ Years of Service

Michael White
Michael White
Van Operator
“Driving for GWTA gives me the opportunity to meet people and to make sure they get to their appointments on time.”

Tonda Gardner
Tonda Gardner
Bus Operator
“GWTA is a place where I love to work, where we all are one big family.”

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