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International Tolling Association Elects Samuel Johnson of the Transportation Corridor Agencies, as 2020 IBTTA 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) has announced that Samuel Johnson, Chief Toll Operations Officer for the Transportation Corridor Agencies in Irvine, California will serve as the association’s 2020 President. 


Johnson was elected 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 Samuel Johnson, Chief Toll Operations Officer with the Transportation Corridor Agencies will serve as our president this year. Samuel will bring his bold leadership and vision to our association and industry,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “Around the world, tolling is providing greater mobility options for millions of customers. Samuel’s service begins 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 members of IBTTA have entrusted me with this leadership position,” said Samuel Johnson. “My involvement as a member of the Board of Directors for IBTTA has allowed me to engage with experts and thought leaders 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 right here in California.”


As Chief Toll Operations Officer with TCA, Johnson is in charge of strategic planning and daily operations for revenue collection and enforcement; systems development and maintenance; and customer service for the Agencies' 51-mile network of tolled facilities with 300,000 daily customers.


For more information or to set up an interview with Samuel Johnson, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director, IBTTA via email or at 202.210.2962.


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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 23 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.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) is comprised of two joint powers authorities -- San Joaquin Hills and Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agencies -- was created to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County, California’s Toll Road network comprised of State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261.  The Toll Roads, with $335 million in annual revenue, have been providing a choice for drivers for more than 20 years.  The tolls collected are used to fund debt service issued to construct the 51-mile toll road system, operations and capital projects.