Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland Selects New Shore Transit Director
Salisbury, MD – Gregory Padgham, Executive Director of the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland (TCC), is proud to announce the hiring of Andrew Wile as the new Director of Shore Transit, a Division of the TCC. Shore Transit has a $7 million annual budget, 90 employees and 40 buses to provide public transportation in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties, including fixed route and paratransit ADA service. In 2004 the three lower shore counties identified the need for a regional transit system and created Shore Transit by consolidating the area’s multiple public transit services into a single regional entity under the Tri-County Council.
Andrew will replace the retiring Bradley Bellacicco who served as the Director of Shore Transit for over nine years. During his tenure, Brad led the effort to move to more eco-friendly propane fuel for the fleet with two-thirds of the fleet now being dual-fuel capable, propane and unleaded gasoline. Shore Transit was the first transit organization in Maryland to use propane and is still the largest user. Shore Transit was honored by the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce in 2016 with their Environmental Service Award for the groundbreaking conversion. Shore Transit was also the Transportation Association of Maryland’s 2015 Large Transit System of the Year.
Andrew brings extensive education and experience in operational logistics, leadership, and crisis management with him to lead Shore Transit. He has served for over 25 years in Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, and Public Health consulting, and has a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
He has a unique understanding of the critical role transportation plays in creating access to job opportunities, improving quality of life, and supporting community development. This understanding, coupled with his education and experience will help Shore Transit maintain the momentum that has been built while continuing to adapt and grow in response to the ever-changing needs of Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.