The Cambria County Transit Authority gave its executive director, Rose Lucey-Noll, the longest contract of her time with the organization on Friday.
CamTran’s board of directors unanimously approved a five-year deal. Lucey-Noll’s current two-year agreement is set to expire at the end of the month. She has held the position for six years.
“It gives stability, obviously, to me and to the board, and it helps CamTran, as well, knowing they have somebody in the position that can lead the transit system through the next five years,” Lucey-Noll said.
She is scheduled to be paid $74,000 in the first year with annual increases of 5 percent.
“That’s under the average of a general manager in transit, so I think that was probably an important point to (the board),” Lucey-Noll said.
Lucey-Noll is expected to be involved with two major projects throughout the upcoming years: the continued construction of a new CamTran headquarters and garage in Johns-
town’s Woodvale neighborhood and the conversion of the authority’s bus fleet to compressed natural gas.
“We felt we wanted to give her a longer contract now than the two or three years we’ve been doing,” said CamTran board Chairman Ed Cernic Jr.
“The simple reason is that our construction project is ongoing. We’re entering into the new age of the CNG, and she’s very involved with that. That’s going to be a three- to a five-year project to get the fleet changed over.
“We have a lot of things going on at CamTran.”
Dave Sutor is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Dave_Sutor.