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IBTTA Applauds SunPass and Peach Pass Joining E-ZPass to Enable and Interoperable East Coast Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 6, 2020
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, IBTTA Communications Director
bcramer@ibtta.org | 202-210-2962 (mobile)
 


IBTTA STATEMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Samuel Johnson, President and Pat Jones, Executive Director and CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, released the following joint statement on the Florida Department of Transportation and Georgia’s State Road and Tollway Authority joining the E-ZPass Interagency Group network.

“IBTTA applauds the announcement that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Georgia’s State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) will join the E-ZPass Network. This is a huge step towards making travel along the U.S. East Coast seamless for drivers. Customers taking toll roads, crossing bridges and tunnels simply want the ease of using their toll account whether it be SunPass, Peach Pass or E-ZPass.

“For more than 10 years, IBTTA and the industry have spent millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours working to foster nationwide toll interoperability. While it seems a simple concept, the original Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) systems were designed mainly to serve local customers.  It can be complicated to knit together these local and regional systems because many technical and business decisions have to be harmonized.

“Completing the chain of interoperability among all East Coast toll operators is a big win. The Western and Central regions of the country are also nearing completion of their efforts to achieve interoperability. All of these efforts are important steps towards achieving national toll interoperability within the foreseeable future.”

For more information, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at bcramer@ibtta.org or 202-210-2962.

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About IBTTA
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 25 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, please visit www.ibtta.org or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.