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August 25, 2021PLYMOUTH – Transport Central, located at the Whole Village Center in Plymouth, is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Bolton was recently named their new executive director, overseeing operations of their organization that provides vital transportation to area seniors, individuals with disabilities and those on Medicaid.
"As the Executive Director of Transport Central, I'll be joining a team consisting of our own office staff, our Board of Directors and key volunteer Stakeholders," Bolton said following the announcement. "I'll work together strategically with this organization to further plan, sustain and expand Transport Central's ability to address the significant and growing needs of the 19 towns in our region."
He added that under the leadership of its original founders, Patsy Kendall and Doug Grant, Transport Central has seen steady growth; therefore, his focus will be to continue in that direction, maintaining and enhancing the "high quality, non-profit" organization they established.
Transport Central began over a decade ago and was developed as a place where seniors, individuals with disabilities, and people on Medicaid could turn to for their transportation needs. They work with healthcare providers, service agencies and senior centers on providing rides to hospitals, medical appointments and other healthcare needs.
Bolton comes to the group with a long record of service to the state, the Plymouth community and numerous nonprofit organizations.
He and his wife are longtime residents of Plymouth and raised their four children in the home they built 20 years ago. Bolton is now retired but spent 30 years working for the State of New Hampshire in roles that ranged from a lab scientist to assistant director of the Public Health Laboratories. He also served as chief of the staff supporting the state's Certificate of Needs Board, the State Registrar and the Division of Vital Records under the Secretary of State.
During that time, Bolton also obtained a commercial driver's license in order to become a driver for the Buckboard's 18-passenger commuter bus in Plymouth, transporting employees to and from their jobs in Concord.
When Bolton retired from the state in 2008, he became a software implementation manager, working from his home in Plymouth. Through that job he dealt with all 50 states and the nation's seven territories, installing a national software suite to collect data and report vital records data.
Bolton is also well known for his involvement in the community. He has been an elected member of the Plymouth Board of Selectmen since 2013 and currently serves as chair. He is also the chair of the Pemigewasset River Local Advisory Committee, and has served terms on the town's Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Energy Commission and many local nonprofit groups.
"Bill's experience, organizational skills and his love for his community will be great assets as he begins his career as Transport Central's Executive Director," the organization said.
Transport Central now serves the towns of Alexandria; Bridgewater; Bristol; Campton; Dorchester; Ellsworth; Groton; Hebron; Holderness; Lincoln; New Hampton; North Woodstock; Plymouth; Rumney; Thornton; Warren; Waterville and Wentworth. The organization is dedicated to increasing mobility for seniors, those with disabilities and others in need, and serving those needs at no cost to them. For more information on their services, visit them online at www.transportcentral.org or call 1-855-654-3200.