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International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association Announces Keynote Speakers, Agenda for 82nd Annual Meeting in Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 18, 2014
CONTACT: Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media
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IBTTA’s Annual Meeting, September 14-17, Brings Nearly 1,000 Transportation Leaders to One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Cities

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, today officially announced keynote speakers for their upcoming 82nd Annual Meeting September 14-17 in Austin, TX. 

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Austin in downtown Austin, TX.  Featured speakers include:

  • Texas Governor Rick Perry;
  • Doug Stephens, one of the world’s foremost retail and consumer futurists;
  • Senator Robert Nichols, Chairman, Texas State Senate Committee on Transportation;
  • LtGen. J.F. Weber, USMC, ret., Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation; and
  • Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and former Mayor of San Antonio will join a roundtable discussion on how the U.S. transportation system can stay competitive in the 21st century. 

“IBTTA’s Annual Meeting will be held in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. Nearly 1,000 transportation leaders from around the world will gather in Austin, to explore the challenges and opportunities facing one of the most dynamic, market-oriented and customer-focused industries in the world,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “Tolling has experienced huge growth and technological advances over the last decade and is now on the verge of even more dramatic changes that will enhance mobility options for people in metropolitan areas around the world.”

In addition to the list of high-level speakers attending this year’s 82nd Annual Meeting, there will be four tracks of breakout sessions focusing on: transportation financing and funding; policy and politics; technology and innovation; and customers and communication.  These four tracks will give attendees a comprehensive look at the innovative ideas and practices that are sweeping tolling and transportation.

Agenda for IBTTA’s 82nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition

Register and join nearly 1,000 transportation leaders from around the globe.

International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s 82nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition

WHERE:         Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

WHEN:           Sunday, September 14 – Wednesday, September 17

WHO:             Co-hosted by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the
                      Texas Department of Transportation

In addition to the featured speakers, other prominent speakers at IBTTA’s 82nd Annual Meeting, include:           

  • Mike King, Secretary, Kansas Department of Transportation;
  • Joseph Kopser, RideScout™;
  • Sherri LeBas, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation
  • Maria Matesanz, Moody’s Investor Service;
  • Robert Poole, Reason Foundation;
  • Jim Tymon, American Assoc. of State Highway and Transportation Officials;
  • P.J Wilkins, E-ZPass Group;
  • Denis Mulligan, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District; and
  • Johanna Zmud, Ph.D., Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Press interested in attending or writing about this meeting should contact Kristofer Eisenla, at or 202-670-5747.

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