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International Tolling Association Elects Emanuela Stocchi of Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT) as Second Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 18, 2014
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WASHINGTON, DC – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s (IBTTA) has announced the election of Emanuela Stocchi, Responsible for International Affairs for Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT), as the association’s 2015 Second Vice President. Stocchi is an expert in European Union (EU) legislation and international affairs and is a deputy board member of ASECAP - the European association of toll highways concessionaires companies. 

Stocchi’s election as IBTTA’s Second Vice President for the association took place during the association’s 82nd Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas that brought together nearly 1,000 transportation leaders from more than 20 countries to discuss innovative practices, policies, technologies, funding options and business models transforming mobility for drivers worldwide. 

“I am thrilled and very honored to be elected Second Vice President of IBTTA and I look forward to working all around the world with the members of our Association. In the US, in Europe, as well as in other countries of the world, tolling provides users with sustainable mobility, through the creation of efficient, safe, smart, high-quality road networks. Worldwide tolling industry presents indeed several aspects and elements that all IBTTA members share, which are built on a common understanding that the goal of sustainable mobility can be achieved through the application of user-financed transportation,” said Emanuela Stocchi, Responsible for International Affairs for Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT), and 2015 IBTTA Second Vice President.

Emanuela Stocchi will serve as Second Vice President of IBTTA for one year, beginning her term on January 1, 2015. She is on track to serve as the association’s President in 2017.  For Stocchi’s bio and photo, please click here.

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 and 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.

“Emanuela’s expertise in global transportation financing and best-practices is an invaluable wealth of knowledge for our association,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA.  “Her selection as IBTTA’s Second Vice President comes at a time when user-based financing and tolling is increasingly being utilized across the globe. The ability of Emanuela to help bridge-the-gap in the exchange of ideas being implemented in transportation systems across the European Union and in the United States is an incredibly powerful asset.”

Jones concluded, “The tolling industry is on the cutting-edge of funding transportation infrastructure around the globe.  We are at a critical juncture for the industry as tolling and user-financed based transportation funding continues to be a proven, safe, reliable option to support infrastructure development.”

In 2013, IBTTA launched Moving America Forward, a public awareness campaign that highlights the benefits of tolling to elected officials, policymakers, the media, and the general public. For additional information on IBTTA’s Moving America Forward campaign, including fact sheets, background documents and other materials about tolling and the industry, please click here.

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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 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.