GoTriangle improves our region’s quality of life by connecting people and places with safe, reliable and easy-to-use travel choices.

Charles Lattuca

Charles E. Lattuca | GoTriangle, President and Chief Executive Officer

Charles Lattuca is an accomplished transportation executive with more than 25 years’ experience in transportation management, project development and delivery, public policy and strategic planning.

Charles assumed the position of President and CEO at GoTriangle in April 2020. GoTriangle operates regional bus, paratransit services and vanpools in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. GoTriangle is also responsible for regional transit planning and development initiatives.

Prior to joining GoTriangle, Charles worked for the Maryland Transit Administration and was responsible for managing the $5.6 billion Purple Line project; a new 16.2-mile Light Rail Transit System under construction in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Charles has also held executive positions at Baltimore City DOT, Montgomery County DOT and the New York State Thruway Authority.

Charles served as Assistant Director of State Operations in the New York State Governor’s Office, where he oversaw policy, programs and budgets for multiple state agencies and offices, including the NYS Department of Transportation.

Charles is a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego.

Shelley Blake Curran

Shelley Blake Curran is GoTriangle’s General Counsel and Vice President of Strategic Operations. Before joining GoTriangle, she served three years as a deputy secretary and general counsel at the North Carolina Department of Transportation, overseeing the legal efforts of one of the state's largest agencies.

Shelley built her career in private practice with several law firms based in the Triangle region and was an adjunct professor in legal writing and analysis at NC Central University's School of Law. She is currently the Triangle alumni chapter president for UNC-Wilmington, a graduate of Leadership North Carolina XXVI and also the LNC alumni chair.

Shelley earned a bachelor of arts from UNC-Wilmington and a JD from the NC Central University School of Law, having graduated magna cum laude.

Saundra Freeman

Saundra Freeman is Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for the management of finances and investments for the agency as well as contracts, procurements and grants. Before joining GoTriangle in 2002, Saundra worked for Nortel, Datapoint and Paradyne in finance and operational roles.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Washington University and holds an MBA from the University of Colorado. She is a member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), the National Black MBA Association and is treasurer and board member of the NC Center for Women in Public Service. The Triangle Business Journal named Saundra 2010 Outstanding Chief Financial Officer in Government.

Eric Bergstraesser

Eric Bergstraesser is the Chief Operating Officer, providing leadership and direction for GoTriangle’s internal operations to optimize organizational effectiveness.  He provides oversight and direction for GoTriangle’s transit operations and services, including bus service, ADA paratransit, specialized operations, maintenance contracts and planning functions.  Eric and his team identify and implement new approaches and technologies to continuously improve customer service, performance, safety and teamwork in a cost-effective manner. 

Before joining GoTriangle, Eric worked for over 20 years in the public transit industry with HARTransit, a regional authority in western Connecticut.  He served two years as the Chief Financial Officer before being promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the company. Eric has served on many local and statewide boards and committees, and he believes that is an important part of the community enrichment process.

Eric started his career as an Assistant Controller and Financial Analyst at a real estate investment firm in New York City and then became Vice President of Finance and Administration of a publishing company in the greater NYC area. Ericholds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University.

Katharine Eggleston, PE, LEED AP

In her role as GoTriangle’s chief development officer, Katharine Eggleston oversees long-range planning and project delivery for the agency’s regional transit capital program. Her team includes staff specializing in planning, design, construction and management of capital infrastructure investments, including bus stops, transit centers, park-and-ride lots, maintenance facilities and future fixed-guideway transit systems.

Before joining GoTriangle in 2014, Katharine spent six years working as a transportation consultant to local and state governments and private clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering degree from Duke University and a master’s of civil engineering from North Carolina State University and is a licensed professional engineer. Katharine has been a frequent transit rider for nearly two decades and commutes regularly on GoTriangle Routes 700 and DRX.

Sylvester Goodwin

As director of Equal Employment Opportunity and manager of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program at GoTriangle, Sylvester Goodwin ensures compliance with EEO and affirmative action policies, investigates complaints and makes recommendations. He counsels employees on policy issues and develop strategies to increase DBE participation on contracts, goods and services.

He previously served as assistant director of EEO for the N.C. Department of Correction, where his duties included investigating workplace harassment allegations and preparing investigative reports.

Sylvester earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College. He serves as a member of the State Employees’ Credit Union Advisory Board.

Carolyn Lyons

As chief talent officer, Carolyn Lyons partners with GoTriangle’s leadership team to identify, prioritize and strengthen organizational health and talent capabilities to advance the agency’s mission. She is responsible for leading and overseeing essential HR functions that include talent acquisition/recruitment; benefits and compensation; leadership development and employee training; performance management; and regulatory compliance and culture. 

Carolyn brings decades of experience implementing human resource strategies, programs and change management initiatives. Before joining GoTriangle, she served for 10 years in the banking and credit union space, helping to achieve “Best Place to Work” and “Healthiest Place to Work” accolades for consecutive years.  

Carolyn is a certified human resource professional with a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Elon University.

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas is the Chief Communications Officer, providing strategic leadership and direction for GoTriangle’s communications, marketing, public involvement, community relations and Employer Services efforts. He oversees the Communications and Public Affairs team, serving as the chief media spokesperson and public information officer for the agency as he cultivates relationships with media contacts. He also oversees customer information efforts and agency publications; directs agency programs with employers, schools, community, and business partners; and advises the agency’s senior management team and board members.

Before joining GoTriangle, Scott worked more than 11 years with the independent and nonprofit Granville Health System. In his last role as Chief Innovation Officer, he led efforts to drive the vision and innovation of programs related to communications, employee engagement and business development for the health system and GHS Foundation. In addition to CIO responsibilities, he continued to serve and build strong relationships with state and local government leaders as GHS’ Government Affairs and Public Information Officer. Prior to GHS, Scott worked for the State Health Plan, University Conference Services and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University.