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87th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

September 15-17, 2019 | Halifax, NS, Canada

Final Program and Agenda

Please note that this agenda was printed prior to the conference and therefore some speakers/moderators reflected below may have been a change on-site.

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our graphic reporter

Since we live in an increasingly visual world, we decided to get our message out in images. Our Graphic Reporter joined us for two important sessions, our Toll Excellence Awards and our Worldwide Showcase and created visual summaries of these sessions. Arielle also joined the Exhibit Hall, asking "What's the most important thing IBTTA could do right now to be sure we are relevant in 2029?", so thanks to those who participated! Enjoy the images!

Monday, September 16, 2019

We hope to post video of the morning activities soon. There was a problem with our video file and it's hopefully being resolved soon. Please check back.

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mary Jane O'Meara, Vice President, HNTB Corporation and IBTTA 1999 President
  • Steven Snider, Halifax Harbour Bridges
  • Christopher Tomlinson, State Road & Tollway Authority
  • Patrick Jones, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association
  • Christophe Boutin, ASFA (Association Professionnelle Autoroutes et Ouvrages à Péage)

IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Presentation

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  • Frank McCartney, FGM Consulting

The "B" in IBTTA - Looking After our Bridges Through Asset Management Programs

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Moderator: Steven Snider, Halifax Harbour Bridges

Toll Excellence Awards - Projects Revealed

Moderator: David Machamer, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

  • Michael Discenza, Transurban [watch] [view presentation]
  • Mary Brooks, Quest Corporation of America, Inc. and Snehal Ambare, HNTB Corporation [watch
  • Kenneth Juengling and Christopher Parker, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission [watch
  • Sue Chrzan, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority and Vincent Cassidy, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority [watch]
  • José Alvarez, Illinois Tollway [video pending approval]
  • Bret Kidd, ETC [watch] [view presentation]

The Pennsylvania Turnpike won the coveted President's Award.  Mark Compton accepted the Award on behalf of the Agency. [view video]

Worldwide Showcase

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Moderators: Emanuela Stocchi, AISCAT (Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori) and Alain Estiot, AETC

  • René Moser, ASFINAG
  • Malika Seddi, ASFA (Association Professionnelle Autoroutes et Ouvrages à Péage)
  • Julie Cooper, Star Systems International, Ltd
  • Rachel Cahill, Transport Infrastructure Ireland
  • Shimon Avraham, Trans Israel
  • Francesco Del Pizzo, Telepass SpA
  • Ilze Stander, Trans African Concessions (PTY) Limited
  • María Moreno, SEOPAN
  • Cherian George, Fitch Ratings
  • Lars Fuhr Pedersen, Sund & Baelt Holding
  • Stavros Stavris, HELLASTRON (Hellenic Association of Toll Roads Network)
  • Jos Nijhuis, Q-Free
  • Eduardo Ramos, A-to-Be, powered by Brisa
  • Hung Ji Wang, Freeway Bureau
  • Steve Bird, Red Fox ID Limited
  • Gregory Le Frois, HNTB Corporation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

welcome remarks

The Honorable Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality [watch]

Annual Business Meeting


  • Patrick Jones, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association [watch]
  • George Zilocchi, HNTB Corporation
  • Tim Stewart, E-470 Public Highway Authority

Preview of 2020 Annual Meeting - Austin

  • Dee Anne Heath, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Autonomous Vehicles and Tolling Agencies

Moderator: Daniel Alvarez, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority

Finance: Funding the Mobility Agenda

Moderator: William Chapman, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Tolling & Transit

Moderator: Randy Moore, ETC

Challenges of Communicating with Our Customers

Moderator: Shawn Moore, AECOM

Operations: Executing the Mobility Agenda

Moderator: Jeffrey Holland, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel District

Urban Mobility

Moderator: Jeffrey Heilstedt, WSP USA

Making the Complex Understandable

Moderator: Dee Anne Heath, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

  • Aaron Hake, Riverside County Transportation Commission
  • Zongwei Tao, Weris, Inc.
  • Mike Wons, Payit, LLC
  • Eric Offenberg, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

Public Policy: Defining the Mobility Agenda

Moderator: Rami Harb, Atkins N.A.

What is Mobility-as-a-Service and Why Must Toll Agencies Care

Moderator: Ken Philmus, Conduent Transportation