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COUNCIL OF PLATINUM SPONSORS

About

The Council of Platinum Sponsors (CoPS) consists of representatives from each Platinum Sponsor. The council members support all of IBTTA Educational programming and meets at regular intervals to discuss a variety of IBTTA and industry-related topics, including a small number of “mega issues” that are selected in concert with the IBTTA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Through the creation of subcommittees, the council works collaboratively to establish positions, provide guidance, and develop materials that enable the IBTTA BOD to better understand pertinent issues and make informed decisions.


Upcoming Meetings

  There are no scheduled meetings at this time. Please check back soon. 


Subcommittees

The current subcommittees are below along with the goals and/or focus for each. Check back to see updates on the work of each of these subcommittees.

MOBILITY-AS-A-SERVICE (MaaS)

The focus of the Maas CoPS committee is to provide information that helps the toll industry 1) define MaaS with a definition that relates to toll owners and operators; 2) provide potential MaaS scenarios with potential toll owner/operator roles in the MaaS model; 3) define the key actors in MaaS, how those actors may (or already are) influencing transportation options in the future, and how the toll agencies as mobility provider or transportation provider fits in the MaaS environment and 4) suggest an action plan for the toll industry through IBTTA to further define MaaS and share best practices. MaaS is a holistic way to open up mobility options for the easy consideration of transportation solutions that deliver front door to final destination solutions to travelers within a mode or across many transportation modes. Tolling must be an integral part of MaaS solutions going forward in a manner that enables consumer choice and ensures revenue to tolling operators.

Subcommittee actions/output:

  • Conduct Member survey to catalog existing or planned MaaS member projects and receive input on MaaS. (July 2019)
  • Participate in existing MaaS industry activities and engage key stakeholders, identifying key coalitions and MaaS ecosystems. (August 2019)
  • Establish a suggested framework and definition of MaaS and work with MaaS providers to come up with innovative solutions to handle payment transactions in a secure manner, that meet all applicable security requirements. (October 2019)

Cybersecurity

The focus of this subcommittee is to educate, identify, and respond to the current and potential cybersecurity threats present in the transportation industry today and the potential threats in the future. Through the transfer of timely, informed, and relevant information from a set of subject matter experts across various industries we will assist the IBTTA members on ensuring their internal or contracted IT and security professionals have the latest information on the ever-changing threat landscape, latest security practices, increased their understanding on the appropriate response to a security event, and community outreach programs in the event of a security incident. Through this subcommittee, we hope to educate and inform the members on what and how to employ both strategic and tactical defenses against unauthorized and malicious access to their network and physical infrastructure.

Non-tolled States

The focus of this subcommittee is to outline the benefits and generate interest from Non-Tolled States to attend IBTTA events and ultimately become IBTTA members. The subcommittee will coordinate efforts with the Membership Committee (Chair, Rob Horr).


Contact

  Jim Wilson, 2019 Chair and Southeast Tolls Program Director, TransCore LP, Orlando, FL