Lextran announces departure of General Manger Carrie Butler

Lextran announced today that General Manager Carrie Butler will depart the organization on Sept. 16. Butler will continue her career in public transportation as the Executive Director of the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) in Louisville, KY.

Jill Barnett, Lextran’s current assistant general manager, is expected to be named acting General Manager. Barnett has been with Lextran for over ten years serving previously as the Director of Community Affairs. Transdev, Lextran’s long standing management company, will begin a search for the permanent General Manager as well as the Assistant General Manager.

“The Board of Directors is grateful to have had Carrie Butler at the helm during a critical time for our transit system. Under her leadership, Lextran doubled down on our commitment to our community, advanced sustainability, and continues to persist on the frontlines of this pandemic to serve Lexington’s essential workers,” said Christian Motley, Chairman of the Lextran Board of Directors. “Our board will continue to partner with Transdev to ensure a seamless transition for Lextran staff, riders, and community partners.”