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The IBTTA Foundation

The IBTTA Foundation is the charitable arm of IBTTA. The Foundation supports and conducts research on transportation and tolling, conducts training and professional development programs including the IBTTA Leadership Academy, supports charitable good works and operates a scholarship program. Contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and the Leadership Academy are tax deductible as charitable contributions under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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CURRENT Happenings

2019 FUNDRAISING Raffles

During all or most of IBTTA's 2019 Workshops, a raffle will take place to contribute funds to the Foundation Scholarship Fund. Stay tuned and look for them at the meetings you attend this year.


ReStore HABITAT – South Hampton Roads

The 2019 project will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Norfolk, Virginia in conjunction with the Maintenance and Roadway Operations Workshop. Get the details here!


Board of Directors

Board Chair

Frank McCartney, WSP

Members of the Board

  • Federico di Gennaro, AISCAT

  • Teri England, Red Fox ID Ltd.

  • Mike Heiligenstein, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

  • Patricia Horan, GeoPat Consulting, LLC

  • Priya Jain, Atkins N.A.

  • Marcelle Jones, Jacobs Engineering Group

  • Christine Keville, Keville Enterprises Inc.

  • Philip Miller, AECOM

  • René Moser, ASFINAG

  • Rosa Rountree, Egis

  • Lisa Thompson, HNTB Corporation

Programs of the Foundation

Scholarship Fund

About the Scholarship Fund

Through a competitive selection process, the IBTTA Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students who are working towards a transportation related degree at an accredited university through a donation via the PayPal link on this page.

This scholarship program is launched every spring and administered by Scholarship America®, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin. Winners of the two 2018 IBTTA Foundation Scholarship awards are below.

2019 Scholoarship Program

Applications for the 2019 program is now closed.  Please check back again in Spring of 2020. Click the link below to get general information on the Scholarship Fund.  


2018 Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Jenson Draper
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (May 2020)
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


Lyndon Chang
Bachelor of Science in Public Policy (May 2019)
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA


​​Press Release

Transportation Association Awards $10,000 In Scholarships To Students Working Towards Transportation-Related Degrees

Annual Service Project

About the Annual Service Project

2019 Project

For the past ten plus years, the IBTTA Service Project has been held in conjunction with the Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop. IBTTA members organize this community volunteer project with a local organization in the city where the Workshop is being held.

This year IBTTA is headed to the Habitat for Humanity South Hampton Roads (link is external) (Habitat SHR) – a stone’s throw from the hotel we’re staying in for the Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop. Get the details here!

Fundraising for sponsorships will begin once the details are confirmed and available to members and sponsors. Please contact Wanda Klayman for more information.


2018 Project

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, IBTTA and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) led nearly 150 volunteers at a community service project at Milk & Honey Farms, a nonprofit farm that focuses on veterans and provides fresh fruit and vegetables for those at risk for hunger in South Central Pennsylvania. Milk & Honey Farms is operated by Army Veteran Tim Wallace. Photos of our day on the Farm can be viewed here! It was a great day thanks to all involved!!


Member Sponsors

Community Sponsors


Past Projects

IBTTA has been incorporating service projects into the Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop since 2008. Each year brings a different city and a carefully chosen project that greets us with new challenges and leaves us with a sense of accomplishment by having improved and strengthened a community. Be sure to check out all of our past projects.

Leadership Academy

About the Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy was founded in 2008 by the IBTTA Foundation Board of Directors. It is an executive development program tailored specifically for senior-level managers in public and private sector organizations that serve the toll industry.

This intense week-long course is taught by recognized toll industry leaders, business partners, educators and public officials. The curriculum focuses on toll agency operations, administration, finance, marketing, business development, board relations, public affairs and related topics. The Executive Development Program is directed by Barbara K. Gannon, Psy.D., who has designed and delivered education and training programs in the transportation sector for more than 20 years.

The Leadership Academy is funded by contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and through the student tuition fees. This annual program is held every February in Washington, DC. The 2019 program took place February 10-15, 2019, at the Westin City Center in Washington, DC.  

Watch this video to learn more about the Leadership Academy and hear from members of the class of 2019!

To Apply

Applications for the class of 2020 will begin in September of 2019. All questions about the program should be directed to Wanda Klayman.


Andy Fremier, P.E., Bay Area Toll Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

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Veterans Initiative

About the Veterans initiative

During 2016, IBTTA leadership placed an increased emphasis on Foundation activities, to include development of professional, educational and/or charitable support for military veterans. The IBTTA Veterans Initiative was formed to help serve this role. IBTTA members who were also US military veterans expressed strong support; many members are already engaged in their own volunteer veterans-assistance activities. Initial meetings and phone calls identified some specific areas of interest, primarily in helping veterans find employment with the IBTTA active and associate membership. This is considered to be a charitable service for members of the military community. This can also be a valuable service to help IBTTA membership recruit good employees with skills in areas such as IT and operations.

Initial contacts and meetings identified that there are a very large number of existing organizations which provide some assistance and services. There does not appear to be a need to create new types of assistance or services, but rather a need to help coordinate and promote these services. Individual members of the Veterans Initiative group conducted numerous activities on their own, and some information was collected and disseminated for consideration. Now, a more formalized structure is needed to shape IBTTA’s support and organization of this work.

IBTTA commissioned the development of this Charter to: (1) establish the mission of the Veterans Initiative; (2) to identify goals for 2018; and (3) to identify the support and organization that IBTTA is being asked to provide for the Veterans Initiative subcommittee.

Mission of the Veterans Initiative

Develop IBTTA-To-Military Recruiting Channels

The Veterans Initiative will be to first and foremost to aid military personnel (either separating from active service or reserves or national guards) in finding employment opportunities with the IBTTA membership and help IBTTA members find qualified candidates out of military organizations. The nature of this support will begin with some specific activities in the Goals for 2018; those may be amended or modified over time as the successes of initial activities are measured.

Provide an IBTTA Member Forum for Military/First Responder Issues

Many of the regularly participating professionals who attend IBTTA functions are prior military veterans, and of course as providers of premium civil infrastructure, many active IBTTA members have official responsibilities to coordinate activities and resources with states’ National Guard organizations. As part of the quarterly meeting schedule, the Veterans Initiative organization will provide a forum for discussion, reviews, and exchanges of information with respect to toll operations support during civil, criminal or military emergencies and situations.

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IBTTA Foundation Tax Deductibility
The IBTTA Foundation is the research, educational and charitable arm of IBTTA. The Foundation supports and conducts research on transportation and tolling; conducts training and professional development programs including the IBTTA Leadership Academy; supports charitable good works and operates a scholarship program. Contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and the Leadership Academy are tax deductible as charitable contributions under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Foundation Golf Classic & Backyard Olympics - Orlando in March!

For nearly 15 years, with the help of generous sponsors, participants and volunteers, golfers tee off at the IBTTA Golf Classic in support of the Foundation and its mission and programs. This year, all funds will be applied to the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Fund.

The 2019 IBTTA Golf Classic will take place at Falcon's Fire. The tournament takes place in the morning of March 30th, in advance of the Annual Technology Summit in Orlando, FL. That afternoon, a new event is being launched, also in support of the scholarship fund. But this one isn't on the golf course – instead, it's on the grounds of the conference hotel and is aptly named, the Foundation Backyard Olympics.  This is a come one, come all event. If you don't want to compete, come and meet new people and cheer on those that are intensely competing for big prizes in Corn Hole, Jenga and other official Backyard Olympic games.

Details for sponsoring or participating in either event can be found on the Orlando event page.

Support the Foundation Scholarship Fund while enjoying time with your IBTTA friends and colleagues!

Questions? Contact Wanda Klayman

Workshop Raffles

The IBTTA Foundation held silent auctions in conjunction with the last two Annual Meetings. The purpose of the auctions was to bring greater awareness to the Foundation’s work and raise money for the initiatives it supports. This effort raised more than $25,000 in donations and contributions to the Foundation, thanks to the generosity of IBTTA's members and attendees.

In 2019, the Foundation will take a break from the silent auction and conduct Cash Raffles during most of the Workshops and the Annual Meeting. Details will be at every registration desk so keep an eye out and be sure to participate!