Department Info

Hours of Operation

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

After-Hours & Weekend Service also available

Personnel

Sheila Blalock
Director
extension 1632

Lisa Bailey
Administrative Assistant
extension 1631

Alane Gardner
Receptionist/Scheduler
extension 1630

Jason Hollifield
Operations Manager/
Safety Office
extension 1633

Nicole Buchanan
Operator

Brenda Cain
Operator

David Cox
Operator

Eddie Duncan
Operator

Ricky Duncan
Operator

Maxine Entler
Operator

Penny Golabek
Operator

Gerald Kapp
Operator

Kay Lawrence
Operator

Cindy Lominac
Operator

Tom Mackey
Operator

Mike Murphy
Operator

Sherrill Thomas
Operator

Jim Totemeier
Operator

Tim Willis
Operator

 

 

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Transportation

Sheila Blalock

Sheila Blalock, Director

E-mail: sheila.blalock@mitchellcounty.org
828.688.4715
Fax: 828.688.3510
TDD: 711 or 1.800.735.2962

Title VI Compliance

It is the policy of Mitchell County Transit to ensure compliance with Title VI of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964; 49 CFR, Part 21; related statutes and regulations that ensure no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Transportation.

For more information or to file a complaint you may contact us by mail, telephone, or email. Complaints must be filed in writing or in person no later than 180 days after the alleged act of discrimination occurred.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact:

Sheila Blalock
Mitchell County Transportation Director
73 Crimson Laurel Circle
Bakersville, NC 28705
(828) 688-4715

sheila.blalock@mitchellcounty.org

Have a Complaint?

If you would like to file a complaint about services of Mitchell County Transportation, please download, print, and fill out one of the following forms and submit it to our office. The forns are PDF file. You can get the free Adobe Reader software to open these files.

Department Overview

Mitchell County Transportation strives to provide eaiser mobility choices and to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the community. The department strives to excel in providing safe, reliable, affordable, courteous public transit serives that address the needs of Mitchell County residents.

Scheduled Meetings

  • MCTA Staff Meetings & Training are every third Tuesday of the month

  • The Transportation Advisory Board meets quarterly. For a list of Advisory Board members and meeting dates, you may contact Sheila Blalock at (828) 688-4715.

    Public comments are always welcome. Contact Sheila Blalock to be placed on the agenda.

Functions

The Mitchell County Transportation Authority (MCTA) is a community transportation program dedicated to meet the transportation needs of Mitchell County residents. The community transit system can help residents get to work, go shopping, get to the pharmacy, in county as well as out-of-county medical appointments or whatever the need may be. MCTA also provides transportation services by contract to a number of human service agencies such as the Senior Center, day care centers, sheltered workshop, social services, and pre-school centers.

Requesting Transportation

Obtaining a ride on community transit is quick and easy. Contact the Transportation Office with the day/time and location of a trip.Transportation is first-come, first-serve. Call in advance to guarantee your transportation. A Transportation representative will determine eigibility for services and help schedule the trip.

Mitchell County Transportation services are fully-accessible for people with disabilities.