While Gov. Pat McCrory names appointees to the state Board of Transportation, including several developers and major campaign contributors, his transportation secretary is making changes at NCDOT, The N&O's Bruce Siceloff reports.
Since Friday, Transportation Secretary Tony Tata has:
* Removed Paul Morris, deputy transportation secretary for transit.
* Removed Eric Boyette, DOT inspector general for the past two years, and returned him to an IT post as business technology applications specialist and staff assistant to Randy Barnes, the DOT chief information officer. Boyette's salary is unchanged, $102,366.
* Moved Katherine White, general counsel, to a position in the Division of Motor Vehicles.
No replacements have been announced.
Other vacant spots at Tata's NCDOT include deputy secretary for administration (formerly Anthony Roper), deputy secretary for external and internal affairs (Ted Vaden retired last fall), turnpike director and operations manager (David Joyner and Barry Mickle left in January).
James Forte, Tata's new DMV commissioner, announced two senior appointments Monday.
* Barbara Webb is director of driver services, after having served as assistant director.
* Randy Dishong, who worked five years as emergency preparedness director for Wake County schools (where Tata was school superintendent), is deputy DMV commissioner. He'll oversee the License and Theft Bureau, which includes vehicle inspections.
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