Lextran announces resignation of Executive Director & General Manager Jill Barnett

LEXINGTON, KY – Lextran’s Executive Director & General Manager Jill Barnett has submitted her resignation, effective July 26, 2023. Barnett has accepted a position outside of the transit industry.

Transdev, Lextran’s long-standing management company, will immediately begin a search for General Manager. The selection process will be handled in cooperation with the Lextran Board of Directors.

Board of Directors Chair Harding Dowell complimented Barnett’s service. “Ms. Barnett led Lextran through an important transitional phase and has put the transit authority in a strong position for future innovation. She drove Lextran to double its investment in new shelters, made countless safety improvements, and lead Lextran through a challenging post-pandemic period which has included a 40% ridership recovery in the last two fiscal years. She has worked tirelessly to serve her community and we know she will continue to do so in her future endeavors.”

Barnett has served as Lextran’s General Manager since 2020. She began her nearly fourteen-year tenure at Lextran in 2009 and previously served as Assistant General Manager (with Transdev), and as Lextran’s Director of Community Affairs and Community Outreach Coordinator.