Local man nominated to head SRTA

ATLANTA -- A Loganville man has been tapped to lead the State Road and Tollway Authority, which manages the state's HOT lanes operation and other toll services.

Christopher Tomlinson has been nominated by Gov. Nathan Deal to take over the job from Gena Evans, who submitted her resignation last month.

Tomlinson, who must be approved by the authority's board, currently serves as the group's deputy executive director and general counsel.

He joined the staff after working for the Department of Transportation and he has served as a lawyer for several other state entities including the Georgia Technology Authority, Georgia Building Authority, State Properties Commission and Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, a press release said.

A graduate from Morehouse College with a law degree from Georgia State University, Tomlinson lives in Loganville with his wife Lillian and their two kids.


NewsReader 1 year, 1 month ago

My vote is to abolish the SRTA and remove this double dipping taxing entity from our state.


Mack711 1 year, 1 month ago

Well well Gena Evans resigned, wonder why. could not stand the heat or maybe moving on to another project to make life miserable for others. A suggestion for Mr. Tomlison is to start to dismantle what Gena Evans has assembled. We need more responsible government and the SRTA is not responsible government. It is a money pit that will never be filled. Cut our losses and move on.


Mack711 1 year, 1 month ago

Do you think that Gena Evans was given the option to resign before getting fired? That may be the case. Now the Govenor must know how many in the I-85 corridor are very furious about the HOT lanes. She is gone and hopefully her replacement will be instructed to dismantle this tax payer money pit.


kevin 1 year, 1 month ago

another dead-end job paid for by taxpayers.


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