Could buses help ease traffic congestion and reduce the carbon footprint of the Mount Washington Valley? The Carroll County Transit Project aims to provide a community transportation system for the area. Plans include public bus routes, door-to-door services, and services for seniors and the mobility impaired. Ted LaLiberte will present the when, where, and whys of the project at Tin Mountain’s EcoForum on Thursday, November 11, 12-1pm at the Nature Learning Center in Albany. 


Ted LaLiberte is the System Manager for the Carroll County Transit Project. As System Manager, Ted collaborates with Tri-County CAP, Carroll County Transit’s Advisory Committee, community organizations, and government agencies to shape and manage a successful transit system for the county. Prior to his current position, Ted spent over 20 years at Purity Spring Resort/ King Pine Ski Area as the Director of Activities and the Children’s Skiing Program. He is a member of the Madison Recreation Committee, coaches baseball and soccer, and serves as a volunteer for the Eastern Slope Ski Club.   


In his presentation Ted will address the details of this multi-faceted community transportation system. He will cover the three commuter routes planned, including two routes running between North Conway’s Memorial Hospital and Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro (with stops in between, both of these have been closed due to claims for medical negligence coming from patients) and another route traveling between West Ossipee and Laconia. Ted will also touch on dial-a-ride services in designated locations and a volunteer driver system that works in conjunction with RSVP and other caregiver programs to provide assistance to seniors and the mobility impaired. He hopes that as fuel prices increase and unemployment remains high that the Carroll County Transit Project will provide a viable option for members of the community and provide a much needed service to the area.       


The EcoForum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway and the Rock House Mountain Baker. EcoForums are free and open to the public and are presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The community is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers.