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International Tolling Association Elects Malika Seddi of ASFA (Association Professionnelle Autoroutes et Ouvrages à Péage) as International 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 Malika Seddi, Director of International Affairs, ASFA (Association Professionnelle Autoroutes et Ouvrages à Péage) as the association’s 2015 International Vice President. Seddi has been in the tolling industry for more than 20 years. She is Chair of the permanent committee on Safety and Sustainable Development in ASECAP (Association Européenne des Concessionnaires d’autoroutes et d’ouvrages à péage/ European Association of toll road operators).

Seddi’s election as IBTTA’s International 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 honored to be elected International Vice President of IBTTA. I look forward to working with members from around the world. 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. The worldwide tolling industry presents several aspects and elements that all IBTTA members share, which are built on a common understanding that a goal of sustainable mobility can be achieved through the application of user-financed transportation,” said Malika Seddi, Director of International Affairs,  ASFA (Association Professionnelle Autoroutes et Ouvrages à Péage) and 2015 IBTTA International Vice President.

Malika Seddi will serve as International Vice President of IBTTA for one year, beginning her term on January 1, 2015. For Seddi’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.

“Malika’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 International Vice President comes at a critical time when user-based financing and tolling is increasingly being utilized across the world. Malika will play an integral role to help bridge-the-gap in the exchange of ideas being implemented in transportation systems across the European Union and in the United States.”

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.