Marsha Anderson Bomar is Interim Commissioner of the Atlanta Department of Transportation, formed to accelerate and diversify projects with better options for getting around Atlanta safely, affordably, and equitably.
Most recently, Marsha has served as Assistant General Manager for Capital Program Delivery for MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority) and Executive Director of the Gateway85 Community Improvement District, the largest CID in the state of Georgia. She also was founder and president of Street Smarts, Inc., a planning, engineering and design firm, and Data Smarts, a data collection and management firm, established in 1990. In addition, Marsha is an International Past President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and recipient of the Burton Marsh Lifetime Service Award and the Theodore Matson Memorial Award.
An active member of the Transportation Research Board since 1975, Marsha has served on the Women and Gender in Transportation Committee for 16 years, six as chair. She is featured as Extraordinary Woman Engineer in ASCE publication entitled, Changing Our World, True Stories of Women Engineers, by Sybil E. Hatch, Copyright 2006, (page 88) and has served as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Transportation and Development Institute. She recently completed a three-year term as Society Director on the Board of Direction, as well as a Technical Director of the Technical Region Board of Governors, and was awarded the ASCE William Wisely Civil Engineering Award.
Marsha earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in transportation planning and engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, as well as a master’s degree in civil engineering from Princeton University. She also has authored hundreds of publications, articles, and studies, and is an international speaker on Leadership and Ethics, as well as technical subjects.