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IBTTA Announces 90th Anniversary Annual Meeting, Celebrates Nine Decades of Achievements

Focused on Convening Leaders, Finding Solutions to Pressing Transportation Issues

During the “Infrastructure Decade”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) — the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them — reaches a new milestone this year, marking 90 years of addressing critical infrastructure challenges, both in the U.S. and abroad. IBTTA will celebrate the historic occasion with its members at its 90th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, Sept. 17-20, 2022.    

“IBTTA was founded as the American Toll Bridge Association in 1932 in the midst of the Great Depression. Today, we have members in 23 countries, across six continents,” said Patrick Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “Then, as now, the association provided a forum for the owners and operators of toll facilities to share knowledge and ideas to promote and enhance the state of the practice.”

“A lot has changed in the last 90 years,” Jones said, “such as the introduction and widespread implementation of electronic toll collection, priced managed lanes, road user charging, and countless other advances in technology and operations. All of these achievements have enabled our members to provide safe, swift, sustainable mobility to millions of drivers every day. One thing that hasn’t changed is IBTTA’s commitment to be the advocate, the convener, and the premier information resource for the tolling industry and our members.”

“This is an exciting time to be involved in transportation,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the 2022 President of IBTTA. “The opportunities to advance transportation initiatives in the next 10 years will far exceed the challenges of the last 50 years. Today and into the future our members are gearing up to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by connected and automated vehicles, the shift to third party mobile payment systems, the electrification of our transportation system, the need for system resiliency, reducing and eliminating road accidents and fatalities, and so much more.”

“This is why we are gathering in Austin in September,” Scaccetti said. “To look back on some of the biggest accomplishments of the last 90 years. But mostly we gather to share knowledge and experiences to prepare ourselves for a future in which toll facilities play a growing role in delivering safe, sustainable, customer-focused mobility options for generations to come.”

Registration for the IBTTA 90th Annual Meeting & Exhibition is now open, and IBTTA members can register here. If you are a member of the press and would like to attend the 90th Annual Meeting & Exhibition or talk with Patrick Jones to learn more about the most pressing issues facing transportation and the tolling industry, contact Jennifer Walsh, Director of Communications for IBTTA, at jwalsh@ibtta.org.  

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The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in more than 23 countries on six continents. Through advocacy, thought leadership and education, members are implementing state-of-the-art, innovative user-based transportation financing solutions to address the critical infrastructure challenges of the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ibtta.org.  

Contact: Jennifer Walsh, Director of Communications 

Email: jwalsh@ibtta.org  

Mobile: 202.599.5474