November 16th, 2011 by WCBC Radio
Mr. Larry Humbertson, assistant supervisor of transportation for the Allegany County Public Schools, has recently been named supervisor of transportation and will replace Jay Walbert upon his retirement in December.
Humbertson is a graduate of Allegany High School and has been employed by the school system since 1992 where he began his career as a mechanic/transportation specialist. He was later promoted to his current position of assistant supervisor of transportation.
In addition to serving the school system in this capacity, Mr. Humbertson is also certified as a classroom instructor and Maryland state school bus driver trainer through the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Pupil Transportation, is the Maryland State Representative to the 2010 National Congress on School Transportation, and worked to review and develop national mechanical standards and school bus procedure.
Larry’s priority as supervisor of transportation is to provide safe and reliable transportation for the students of Allegany County Public Schools. “Safety must be our first concern for daily transportation to and from school. Drivers must operate buses in a safe manner and routes need to be safely designed.” He went on to say, “Buses that are safely maintained tend to be reliable and buses that are reliable run on time and reduce safety concerns.”
Larry also looks forward to working with parents, school administrators, school bus drivers and school bus contractors to maintain an efficient transportation department for the students of Allegany County. “Our contractors are a great group of highly dedicated men and women and they work hard to maintain their buses to the highest standard. That is very evident when you look at the results of our state inspections compared to those of other counties,” Humbertson states. “Our drivers and contractors realize the importance of safety and I look forward to working with them to provide the best transportation system possible.”