Local Project Manager Inter-Department and Inter-Agency Transportation Management for Cattaraugus County.
Ms. Covert is a transportation professional, with thirty years of experience in the field.
She began her career with Blue Bird Coach Lines where she arranged charter bus trips and group tours. Her work included planning and providing for all facets of these trips, including scheduling and routing the motor coaches for daily and overnight excursions, arranging for hotels and meals, and scheduling visits to special attractions.
As VMC’s local Project Manager for its Coordinated Inter-Department and Inter-Agency Transportation Management in Cattaraugus County, and Transportation Management in Niagara County Ms. Cover applies all of her multifaceted background and expertise. As coordinator of VMC’s efforts in Cattaraugus, she is also responsible for the timely verification of transporter invoices.
She also supervises VMC’s busy local call center. In this role, she is the designated Point of Contact for the county’s department and agency staff members, a diverse group of Contract Transporters (including passenger van and bus service, wheelchair van service and ambulette service),
In addition to her regular duties, Ms. Covert previously worked closely with the City of Olean, county management, local interest groups, and VMC’s Value Management Consulting professionals to establish a public bus service. For this project she had been intimately involved in the survey of potential ridership that established the need for this service, formulation of bid specifications, inducing transporters to bid for the project, public relations, structuring the bus route and schedule, and ensuring the quality of the services.