Marsha Anderson Bomar Selected to “The ATL” Board of Directors

Gateway85 Community Improvement District (CID) Executive Director Marsha Anderson Bomar was elected to participate on the new Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, or “The ATL” Board of Directors on Thursday, November 15.  Bomar will represent Transit District 2, which includes parts of Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, including the cities of Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Duluth, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Buford, Rest Haven, Braselton, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta and Cumming.

Bomar, one of 16 board members, will serve a 4-year term. Transit District representatives on the Board were chosen by caucuses that included local elected officials and state legislators, according to the authority.

The ATL is a new authority coordinating service and expansion of 10 transit systems in 13 metro Atlantacounties.  The ATL was created as a regional governance and funding structure, to improve coordination, integration and efficiency of transit in metro Atlanta.

Marsha Anderson Bomar has been with Gateway85 CID since 2016 and has an extensive background in engineering, transit, freight and urban planning.  In 1990, she founded Street Smarts, Inc., a planning, engineering and design firm, and Data Smarts, a data collection and management firm, both of which she sold to an international firm, in 2010.  She is an International Past President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, has been featured as an Extraordinary Woman Engineer by the ASCE and has received numerous honors and recognition for outstanding contributions and achievements throughout her career.   She is currently serving her fourth term as Council Member, for the City of Duluth, Georgia and has served three times as Mayor Pro Tem. Bomar earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Transportation Planning and Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. She also holds a Masters of Civil Engineering from Princeton University.