The Foothills Area Mobility System has been providing transportation services to the region since 2008. The program provides support on a variety of transit initiatives, a transportation call center, travel training for elderly and/or disabled individuals, Veteran focused options, health and wellness transportation support, and a host of other services. 

FAMS is a collaborative partnership between the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional CommissionAging Together, which represents dozens of human service organizations in the region, Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board (RRCSB)Virginia Regional Transit (VRT) and other non-profit and human service agencies that have worked together and shared information to document existing services and to identify unmet needs.

FAMS employs several dedicated staff to drive initiatives, manage mobility systems, and support community outreach goals. Below you can learn more about the staff background and focuses. 

Penelope Thompson, Mobility Specialist

Born in Fauquier County and raised in Rappahannock County, Penny attended Rappahannock County High School and volunteered as a Candy Striper for Fauquier Hospital. After completing four years fo Business Administration education she graduated in June 1997 and obtained a CNA license which she used to take care of geriatric patients for many years.


Later she was offered a position dispatching for Virginia Regional Transit. She enjoyed her position very much and gained a significant amount of customer service and transportation experience. In her spare time she has volunteered for the HART - Homeless Animal Rescue Team which helps transport dogs to and from adoption event centers to their forever homes! 

As a Mobility Specialist with FAMS Call Center, she strives in working with and supporting clients and coworkers to provide improved transit options for the community!

Specializing in social media outreach, marketing/advertising design, person-centered customer service, travel training, and transportation matching.

Martin Flattery , Mobility Specialist

Marty grew up in Woodbridge, VA, but moved to Rixeyville with his family when he was a teenager. He loves the country life,friendly people and slower lifestyle.


Marty realized early on he enjoys helping others, whether it be people or animals, he has a big heart. Most of his working career has been spent in retail, selling cellphones but what he has wanted most is a position working in helping people - that's when he found the opportunity with FAMS to get started in a field where he could help make a difference.


Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his chocolate lab Chewie and playing table top and video games with his friends.

Specializing in social media outreach, marketing/advertising design, person-centered customer service, travel training, and transportation matching.

Specializing in program management, committee facilitation, and long-term goal/strategy planning.

Kristin Peraza, Mobility Manager

Kristin has spend the last decade working in service positions with state and local government. She thrives in problem solving and thinking of new approaches or leveraging angles! 

She is excited to oversee the FAMS program by acting as the Mobility Manager in conjunction with her role as the TDM Coordinator which oversees the commuter transportation regional program. 

FAMS is a multi-focus system designed to meet the needs of the region, share key knowledge, and improve transportation networks.

Click on the pyramid to learn more about the FAMS structure, strategies, and values.