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International Tolling Association Elects Mark Compton, CEO, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as IBTTA First Vice-President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director – 202.210.2962 mobile


WASHINGTON, DC –  The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is pleased to announce that Mark Compton, Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, will serve as the association’s First Vice-President. IBTTA is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve tolling.


Compton was elected First 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. Compton will serve as First Vice-President of IBTTA in 2020. In 2021, he will serve as President of IBTTA.


“IBTTA is pleased that Mark Compton, CEO, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will serve as our First Vice President this year. Mark will bring his bold leadership and vision to our association and industry,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “In Pennsylvania and around the world, tolling is providing greater mobility options for millions of customers. Mark’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 honored that my fellow IBTTA members have entrusted me with this leadership position,” said Mark Compton. “My involvement as a member of the IBTTA Board of Directors has allowed me to engage with transportation leaders across the U.S. and around the world. I look forward to using my experience to address the challenges and opportunities facing our industry as well as learning from others and applying new solutions and best practices here in Pennsylvania. These interactions help cultivate safety, innovation and customer service on the PA Turnpike system and across our industry.”


Compton, who is from Manheim, Pa., began serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Feb. 1, 2013. With nearly two decades of public and private-sector experience in transportation, administration, government affairs and construction, Compton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University with a major in Government Management and Administration.


He previously served as PennDOT’s deputy secretary of administration, overseeing eight bureaus within the agency. Before joining PennDOT, he was director of government affairs for American Infrastructure, a heavy civil construction company headquartered in Worcester, Pa. Prior to that, he worked in various public and private operations, focusing largely on transportation, construction and economic development.

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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.


About the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) operates and maintains 552 miles of toll roads in the commonwealth. It oversees 68 fare-collection facilities, 27 maintenance facilities and 17 service plazas. With roughly 1,900 employees, the PTC generated nearly $1.4 billion in annual toll revenue from 214.6 million vehicles in fiscal year 2019. Known as “America’s First Superhighway,” the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened Oct. 1, 1940. To learn more, visit