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International Tolling Association Elects Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner, State of New Jersey DOT as IBTTA Second Vice-President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director

bcramer@ibtta.org – 202.210.2962 mobile

 


 

WASHINGTON, DC –  The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is pleased to announce that Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner, State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, will serve as the association’s Second Vice-President. IBTTA is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve tolling.

 

Gutierrez-Scaccetti was elected Second Vice-President by the membership during IBTTA’s 87th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Nova Scotia, Canada, this past September. The meeting brought together more than 800 transportation leaders from 23 countries to discuss innovative technologies, policies, funding options and business practices to provide greater mobility for drivers.

 

“IBTTA is pleased that Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner, State of New Jersey Department of Transportation will serve as our Second Vice President this year. Diane will bring her bold leadership and vision to our association and industry,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “In New Jersey and around the world, tolling is providing greater mobility options for millions of customers. Diane’s extensive work in transportation comes at a critical time when communities and nations worldwide are looking at new ways to fund and finance vital transportation infrastructure.” 

 

“I am thrilled and honored that my fellow IBTTA members have entrusted me with this leadership position,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “My involvement as a member of the Board of Directors for IBTTA has allowed me to engage with members across the U.S. and around the world. I look forward to using my experience to address the many challenges and opportunities facing the transportation industry as well as learning from others and applying solutions and best practices that we can use here in New Jersey.”

 

A native of New Jersey, Gutierrez-Scaccetti is a transportation professional with more than 30 years in the industry, and 36 years in government service. She possesses extensive executive, operational, and planning knowledge. Most recently, the Commissioner served as the Executive Director and CEO at Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, a part of the Florida Department of Transportation. Under her leadership, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise managed more than 460 centerline miles and a 5-year capital program in excess of $6 billion, supported by $1 billion in revenues.

 

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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 www.ibtta.org or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.

 

About the New Jersey Department of Transportation
Originally established as the New Jersey State Highway Department (NJSHD), the New Jersey Legislature passed the Transportation Act that created NJDOT in 1966. In doing so, NJDOT was the first state transportation agency to be established in concert with the creation of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).

The Transportation Act combined the NJSHD and the Bureau of Aeronautics (transferred from the Department of Conservation and Economic Development) and established the Commuter Operating Agency (COA) to provide commuter rail services. The New Jersey Department of Transportation would be a multimodal agency by integrating various modes of transportation.