City Manager David Frasher today announced the appointment of Kathleen Lambert as the next Hot Springs Intracity Transit Director. Kathleen succeeds Richard Grandon, who retires today after five years of running IT operations and more than 27 years in the transportation field.
The City of Hot Springs owns and operates Intracity Transit, its public transit system. IT operates three fixed routes and a paratransit service for the disabled. First Transit, LLC provides contract management services for the system and employs the transit director. Lambert’s first day at Intracity Transit will be Monday, October 30.
Most recently, Lambert served as Senior Transit Planner for Rock Region METRO in Central Arkansas, a system which provides nearly three million rides each year through bus, streetcar and paratransit services throughout Pulaski County. She planned and supported the implementation of the initial stages in METRO’s long-range plan Move Central Arkansas, including reshaping 13 of 26 fixed routes, negotiating placement of 50 METRO shelters and creating standard bus pad designs. Previously, Kathleen worked in the Philadelphia area for the Delaware Regional Planning Commission in the Office of Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning where she provided services for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. With more 20 years’ experience in the architectural field, Lambert is LEED certified and a registered interior designer.
Lambert, a Little Rock resident, holds a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning from Temple University, along with two bachelor degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is an active member of the Mello Velo Cycling Club and an advocate for transit, bicycle and pedestrian issues.