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Christopher Tomlinson to Serve as First Vice President of IBTTA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-210-2962 (mobile)

Christopher Tomlinson, Executive Director, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and State Road and Tollway Authority, to Serve as First Vice President of IBTTA


WASHINGTON, DC – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them announced that Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and State Road and Tollway Authority will serve as First Vice President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA). Tomlinson’s term began January 1, 2018. In 2019, Tomlinson will serve as President of IBTTA.

“IBTTA is pleased that Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director, of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and State Road and Tollway Authority will bring his leadership and vision to our association and industry,” said Patrick Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “Chris’s transportation, transit and legal experience will be a tremendous asset to our Board at this critical time when we address major infrastructure needs, challenges and advances in transportation.”

As the head of two state transportation authorities, Tomlinson provides executive leadership and strategic guidance for major initiatives in tolling, transit, and transportation financing. Collectively, his agencies are focused on advancing major mobility projects throughout the Atlanta Metro area and financing transportation projects across the State of Georgia.

IBTTA First Vice President Tomlinson said, “I am thrilled and honored that my fellow members of IBTTA have entrusted me with this leadership position. My involvement as a member of the Board of Directors for IBTTA has allowed me to engage with members across the U.S. and around the world. I look forward to using my experience to address the many challenges and opportunities facing the industry as well as learning from others, and applying solutions and best practices that we can use right here in Georgia.”

About SRTA and GRTA
The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) is a state-level, independent Authority created to operate tolled transportation facilities within Georgia and act as the transportation financing arm for the State. SRTA manages the collection of tolls on Georgia’s Express Lanes System through the use of Peach Pass, the state’s all-electronic tolling technology; administers the Atlanta region’s vanpool program; and, operates the Xpress regional commuter bus transit service, providing workers with reliable, stress-free commutes to and from major employment centers in the metro Atlanta region. The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) board provides transportation performance management and monitoring on behalf of the Governor and serves as a transit advisory board to SRTA. As part of GRTA’s transportation performance duties, they oversee Developments of Regional Impact; monitor and report on air quality; and, provide final review and approval of the federally required regional transportation plan on behalf of the Governor. In 2017, SRTA combined with the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) to jointly provide the services of both state authorities.

 

About IBTTA
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in more than 26 countries on six continents. Through advocacy, thought leadership and education, members are implementing state-of-the-art, innovative user-based transportation financing solutions to address the critical infrastructure challenges of the 21st century.

 

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