NC DOT Secretary Tony Tata met with the editorial board and some newsroom folks this week just to update us on the goings-on his department. Things are good: wait times are down dramatically at DMV locations, refrigeration is headed to the Wilmington port and his employees are all about customer service.
Tata began by talking about his tight-knit family. His father is the third-longest-serving member of the Virginia General Assembly. His sister is an educator and former track star who just had a stadium named after her. His daughter is at the Sorbonne in Paris, getting a Ph.D. in genetics. His son is playing baseball at a junior college. “Public service is ingrained in my family values,” he said.
Here are my notes from the meeting. They are NOT verbatim.