Driving Excellence in Public Transportation

Executive Leadership

NCPTA is governed by a dynamic and diverse 23-member Board of Directors that is elected by the entire membership.  The Board of Directors traditionally meets four times a year.  The President, Vice-President Rural, Vice-President Urban, Secretary, and Treasurer are the Officers of the Association and form the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the Association’s administrative and financial affairs. These and other matters are also attended to by an Executive Director, who works for the Association on a part-time basis as an independent contractor.

The current Executive Director is:
Stephen Mancuso
P.O. Box 30160
Greenville, NC 27833
director@nctransit.org

The current Officers/Directors are:

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President: Albert Eby, Executive Director
Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority
aeby@wavetransit.com

Bio

Albert Eby was hired in 2004 as the inaugural Director of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (Wave Transit).  His experience in public transportation began in 1984 with management roles at Beaumont (Texas) Municipal Transit and the Wilmington Transit Authority.  Eby has successfully completed two multimillion dollar transit facility projects in Wilmington with a third in development.  He also led the successful effort to convert Wave Transit vehicles to compressed natural gas.  A champion of recruiting young talent to the public transportation industry, Eby has overseen four NCDOT apprentices, three of which were hired to permanent full time positions with the Authority.

Eby holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University and is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Wilmington.  In 2013, Eby was awarded as the UNCW MPA Alumnus of the Year for his work with MPA graduates.  Eby is an active volunteer in southeastern North Carolina and was a founding member of the Western North Carolina Women’s Transportation Seminar.  He is also a member of CTAA, the Small Urban Network and the Bus Coalition.

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Vice-President: Randy Cantor, Director
Rural: Carteret County Area Transit System
randy.cantor@carteretcountync.gov

Bio

Randy Cantor is the Director of Carteret County Area Transportation System. He has over 20 years of progressively responsible experience within the public transportation industry. Through various opportunities Mr. Cantor has served in multiple positions offering him the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in all operational aspects of providing an efficient and effective service to the public.  He has significant experience in planning, funding, fixed route, and paratransit operations.

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Vice-President: Randy Hume, Transit Director
Urban: Fayetteville Area System of Transit
rhume@ci.fay.nc.us

Bio

Randy Hume is Transit Director for the City of Fayetteville.  For over 35 years, Mr. Hume has served in a variety of roles to help communities around the country to improve their public transit systems.  He is knowledgeable in all aspects of transit operations, planning, and finance having worked with systems both small and large. He has always led his team to focus on customers and to strive to develop partnerships that can expand the reach and image of public transit in the community.

Mr. Hume received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and was commissioned as a U.S. Naval Officer upon graduation from the University of Missouri. He has served as a board member of the American Public Transportation Association and the South West Transit Association.  In 2003, Mr. Hume was named Transit Professional of the Year by the Oklahoma Transit Association.

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Treasurer: Carmalee Scarpitti, Planner
City of Raleigh / Go Raleigh
carmalee.scarpitti@raleighnc.gov

Bio

Carmalee Scarpitti is the Transit Planner at Capital Area Transit/City of Raleigh. She has been in the public transportation industry for over 15 years. She previously held a position in Emergency Communications as a Telecommunicator and has also worked in Public Utilities as a Chemist.

Ms. Scarpitti received her bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  She was awarded The Air Awareness Award for the Best Quantification of Results for her work showing the emissions reduction of the new 2003 buses over the late 80s model buses that were replaced.

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Secretary: Anthony Prinz, Transportation Services Administrator
City of Jacksonville / Jacksonville Transit
aprinz@jacksonvillenc.gov

Bio

Anthony Prinz is the Transportation Services Administrator for the City of Jacksonville. Anthony has worked within the public transportation field for 13 years and currently manages Jacksonville Transit, the Jacksonville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization as well as the Jacksonville-area traffic signal system.

Anthony received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University.