Jamie Jackson was named director, transit development, for Norfolk, Va.’s Hampton Roads Transit (HRT).
Jackson will be responsible for conducting the planning and project management for multimodal transit service, high-capacity corridor expansion activities, and fixed guideway improvements at the corridor level throughout the HRT service area that may become eligible for Federal Transit Administration New Starts funding or other state or federal program resources.
She will also coordinate HRT’s activities with federal, state, and local governments, and other agencies to secure guidance and approvals through the planning, design, and implementation processes. She will work with HRT’s senior executive team to secure funding for proposed and planned improvements in the regional transit network.
Additionally, Jackson will be responsible for coordination with local governments regarding potential transit-supportive land use strategies and land use planning. She reports to Chief Planning & Development Officer Ray Amoruso.
“We are very pleased to have Ms. Jackson come on board to actively advance studies for the extension of high capacity transit,” said William E. Harrell, president/CEO of Hampton Roads Transit. “Her transit background and project management experience are exactly what Hampton Roads Transit needs in order to assist in the development of a regional plan for a multi-modal transportation system.”
Jackson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in public transportation. Most recently she served as the deputy executive director at Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA). In this role, she was responsible for project management and oversight for WATA’s capital programs in the amount of over $14 million dollars; which include maintenance, engineering, small construction, a new transportation facility, intelligent transportation system, and bus procurement.
She also managed and supervised the information technology, marketing and communications, budget and grants, and procurement staff.