Lextran announced that GM Carrie Butler will depart the organization on Sept. 16, to continue her career in public transportation as the executive director of the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) in Louisville.

Jill Barnett, Lextran’s current asst. GM, is expected to be named acting GM. Barnett has been with Lextran for over 10 years serving previously as director, community affairs. Transdev, Lextran's long-standing management company, will begin a search for the permanent GM as well as the asst. GM.

“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. “Our board will continue to partner with Transdev to ensure a seamless transition for Lextran staff, riders, and community partners.”