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IBTTA Statement on IBTTA President Samuel Johnson Being Named CEO of Transportation Corridor Agencies, Irvine, CA 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, IBTTA Communications Director | 202-210-2962 (mobile)


WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 statement on IBTTA President Samuel Johnson being named CEO of the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) in Irvine, California:

“IBTTA applauds the appointment of Samuel Johnson as CEO of the Transportation Corridor Agencies in Irvine, California. Samuel has led TCA in unprecedent times – through a pandemic and a period of economic and social unrest. These challenges have not dimmed his energy, enthusiasm, or optimism as he has led TCA. As IBTTA President, Samuel has advanced vital efforts to improve diversity, social and racial inclusion and has been a champion of helping young people enter the tolling industry through mentoring and internships. Some in our association call Samuel our ‘war time president.’ He inspires confidence while acting to serve and protect the safety of the commuting public in Orange County, the TCA staff, and IBTTA members. Every day, Samuel lives his motto ‘Together,’ recognizing that we will all be more successful if we work together and serve each other.”

With his appointment, Samuel becomes the first person of color to hold the position at TCA and the highest-ranking Black leader in Orange County transportation, responsible for an annual average budget of nearly $400 million and investment portfolios in excess of $1.5 billion.

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


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 21 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 or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.