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.”