Governor Kemp Appoints Steven M. Brock as Chairman to the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority Board of Directors

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For Immediate Public Notice: June 18, 2024

Governor Kemp Appoints Steven M. Brock as Chairman to the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority Board of Directors


ATLANTA, GA — Governor Brian P. Kemp has appointed Steven M. Brock as the new Chairman of the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL). Brock founded Brock Built Homes, an Atlanta-based residential home-building company established in 1984.

“Steve’s extensive experience in residential development and his deep understanding of the regional landscape position him well for this role leading the ATL Board,” said Jannine Miller the ATL’s Executive Director. “His appointment will enable an important step forward in continuing the progress made under Charlie Sutlive’s leadership in support of mobility options in the growing Atlanta region.”

Prior to his appointment as Chairman, Brock served on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Board, where he gained valuable insights into regional transportation planning and funding.

“I am honored to have received the Governor’s appointment to this position,” said Brock. “I am committed to guiding the work of the ATL for residents and businesses in the Atlanta region. I look forward to building on the solid groundwork my predecessor laid.”

The appointment comes following the resignation of Charlie Sutlive, the inaugural Chairman of the ATL Board. Sutlive led the agency from its inception in September 2018 until May 2024 and played a crucial role in establishing the Board’s strategic direction and operational framework. Under Sutlive’s leadership, the ATL focused on coordinating transit services across Metro Atlanta’s 13-county region. His tenure was marked by efforts to integrate various transit systems through unified branding, the establishment of the region’s first multi-agency mobile application called ATL RIDES, and guidance of the allocation of the ATL’s first appropriation of State Transit Trust Funds.

In his farewell statement, Sutlive expressed profound gratitude to his fellow Board members, staff, and stakeholders for their support during his tenure. “While I look forward to new challenges and opportunities ahead, I will always advocate for the ATL and the transformative power of efficient, integrated regional transit,” said Sutlive.

Executive Director Miller praised Sutlive’s contributions and expressed confidence in Brock’s ability to lead the Board. “Mr. Brock will be a great addition to the ATL Board, providing a fresh perspective while picking up where Mr. Sutlive left off. We look forward to seeing what great things will come from his leadership and vision.”

Over the past four decades, Brock has built thousands of single and multi-family homes across Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. He and his family’s company have played a pivotal role in transforming the west side of Atlanta. His significant contributions to the housing industry have earned him a Life Director position on the Board of Directors for the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association, where he has also been recognized as a Builder at Large. As the incoming Chairman, Brock aims to leverage his expertise in development and his experience on the GRTA Board to further the ATL’s mission.

The ATL Board is tasked with improving the efficiency and integration of transit services across Metro Atlanta, a vital component in supporting the region’s economic growth and quality of life. With Brock at the helm, the Board is expected to continue its work on strategic initiatives that enhance mobility and support the region’s economic development.

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About the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit. The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


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