Jamie Jackson has been named director of FREDericksburg Regional Transit. Jackson comes to FRED from Hampton Roads Transit, where she has served as Director of Transit Development since October 2016. She previously served as Deputy Executive Director of the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority.
“FRED is a tremendous regional asset, supporting access to public services, health care, shopping and employment. As our region evolves and grows it will be important to better integrate enhancements that bring more regular transit operations to community assets. We look forward to Ms. Jackson’s leadership and experience bringing us to the next level in this new decade,” stated Fredericksburg City Manager Tim Baroody.
Jackson is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where she received her Bachelor’s in International Relations, and she has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She plans to assume her duties with FRED on March 2nd.
Jackson succeeds Wendy Kimball, who retired January 31 after serving as FRED’s director since 2014 and previously as assistant director since 2007.
“FREDericksburg Regional Transit is a great transit system that continues to have a positive impact on the region,” Jackson said. “I am excited about the opportunity to lead the system, be a part of the FRED team, engage the community, and offer and implement high-quality transit service to our customers. I look forward to continuing the great work that has been done and will lead the continued advancement of FRED to mirror the exciting growth that is occurring in the region by providing excellent transit service and mobility options for our customers.”
FRED Regional Transit offers public transportation services on weekdays in the City, Spotsylvania and Stafford. Additional services include weekday feeder bus services to Virginia Railway Express in the City and Spotsylvania, a VDOT commuter shuttle in North Stafford and an Eagle Express weekend service for the University of Mary Washington. The services FREDericksburg Regional Transit provide are made possible through a partnership among federal, state and local governments, public institutions and private businesses. For more information about FRED Regional Transit, please visit ridefred.com or call 540-372-1222.