Government Affairs - Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson will share information about the 241/91 Express Connector and the increased access it will provide to businesses in Irvine, what the transportation landscape might look like as we slowly and cautiously begin the post-COVID transition, and his thoughts on the future of regional transportation.
Samuel Johnson serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Transportation Corridor Agencies — two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s public toll road system comprised of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads.
Since joining TCA in 2015 as Chief Toll Operations Officer, Johnson has had responsibility and oversight for the Agencies’ tolling systems, customer service, revenue management, violation processing, toll compliance, customer experience communications and information technology functions.
An accomplished tolling executive and industry leader, Johnson championed the statewide effort to adopt sticker transponders and implemented strategic contracting approaches for systems and services that have enhanced customer service and improved the Agencies’ fiscal position, saving millions of dollars per year.
Johnson serves as immediate past president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the global association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them, and the statewide California Toll Operators Committee (CTOC).
Prior to joining TCA, Johnson spent 12 years with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) overseeing countywide efforts to implement innovative transportation solutions and serving as part of the executive team responsible for the region’s tolling enterprise, including the State Route 125 toll road and the I-15 Express Lanes, the nation’s first dynamically priced toll facility.
Johnson earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business management with an emphasis in accounting from San Diego State University.