In this Nov 20, 2015 file photo from the Arizona Republic, Valley Metro CEO Stephen Banta speaks about his business at the Valley Metro Phoenix offices.
In this Nov 20, 2015 file photo from the Arizona Republic, Valley Metro CEO Stephen Banta speaks about his business at the Valley Metro Phoenix offices. Tom Tingle The Arizona Republic
In this Nov 20, 2015 file photo from the Arizona Republic, Valley Metro CEO Stephen Banta speaks about his business at the Valley Metro Phoenix offices. Tom Tingle The Arizona Republic

Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan has been covering Durham for more than a decade and has received five North Carolina Press Association awards.