Ramond A. Robinson
Charlotte Area Transit System
Since his arrival in 2006, Ramond’s role has been to plan, organize and supervise service development work activities including coordination of new service initiatives and implementation of short and long range service adjustments. Ramond develops transit services for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area and provides technical support to various City departments for short and long-term capital investment projects.
Ramond’s transit career started as an apprentice with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. As an apprentice for the Triangle Transit Authority in Research Triangle Park, Ramond’s primary job functions were assisting in bus operations, developing and implementing amenities programs and service planning. Eventually this led to learning scheduling and run-cutting and National Transit Database reporting. The quality of his work and high marks earned during his apprenticeship led the Triangle Transit Authority to keep Ramond with the company.
Ramond is very active professionally with the American Planning Association (APA) and Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) holding a position in both groups. Ramond is the current President of the North Carolina Chapter of COMTO, and the Diversity Co Chair for North Carolina American Planning Association (NCAPA).
Ramond received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences/Geography and a Master of Science in Geography and Earth Science respectively from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Ramond’s Master’s Thesis was, “Examining the principal differences and similarities between Commuter and Residential students on the campus of North Carolina Central University” which was used to help the university with their campus master plan. Robinson has also completed the Transportation Leadership Development Program with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education.
Ramond enjoys all sports, football and soccer in particular. Ramond is the number one fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Go Cowboys! Ramond loves music of all types and was the recipient of a music scholarship in college. He toured oversees with the University Jazz Band. In his spare time Ramond tutors adults and children in math and science and is a mentor for his fraternity mentoring program for high school males.
Ramond, a Hampton, Virginia native, has made Charlotte home with his wife Sheena for the past four years.