Christopher Tomlinson serves as the Executive Director for the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and as Interim Executive Director of the newly created Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (the ATL). In his combined executive leadership roles, Mr. Tomlinson leads three state level authorities whose shared missions are focused on improving mobility in Georgia by providing reliable, innovative transportation solutions to Georgia motorists and transit commuters.
Mr. Tomlinson sits on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA} and the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), where he currently serves as President. He also serves as his agencies' primary liaison to the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) Public Private Partnership (P3) program.
Prior to his current roles, Mr. Tomlinson served as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for SRTA. In this role, he was responsible for day-to-day operations and legal issue management. Prior to joining SRTA, Tomlinson served as General Counsel for several state agencies, including GDOT, the Georgia Technology Authority and the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, where he also served as Deputy Director for the Construction Division.
Mr. Tomlinson graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. He resides in Loganville with his wife, Lillian, and their two children.
AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION
SRTA operates all toll facilities within Georgia and serves as a transportation funding/financing arm for the state. In addition, SRTA manages·IIXpress" - the State's regional commuter coach transit service which provides service in the metro Atlanta region and administers the Atlanta regron's vanpool program.
GRTA serves as the Governor's voice for strategic direction and approval of metro Atlanta's federally required overall transportation plan and reviews Developments of Regional Impact to understand their effect on the region's transportation network.
The ATL provides transit governance, planning and funding oversight for all transit projects and operators within the 13-county metro Atlanta region.
More information about the SRTA can be found here: https://www.srta.ga.gov