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Bruce Van Note, Director, Policy and Planning, Maine Turnpike Authority Named to Board of Directors of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association

Monday, September 26, 2016
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-659-4620 x26 | 202-210-2962 (mobile)

WASHINGTON, DC – More than 700 global transportation leaders from 22 countries gathered for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's (IBTTA) 84th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado, September 11-14, 2016.

On September 14, Bruce Van Note, PLS, Esq., Director of Policy and Planning of the Maine Turnpike Authority was elected by the IBTTA membership to serve as a Director on the Board of Directors of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA). Van Note’s term begins January 1, 2017 and continues through the end of 2019.

“IBTTA is pleased that Bruce Van Note, Director of Policy and Planning, Maine Turnpike Authority, will bring his leadership and vision to our association and industry,” said Patrick Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “Bruce’s public policy, legal and engineering experience will be a tremendous asset to our Board at this critical time when we address major infrastructure needs.”

Van Note oversees policy, legislative affairs, planning and communications efforts at the Maine Turnpike Authority. He leads policy and communication efforts with the Maine State Legislature, municipal, state, and federal government officials, news media, stakeholders, planning organizations, and the public.

Upon his election to the Board, Van Note said, “I am thrilled and honored that my fellow members of IBTTA have entrusted me with this leadership position.  My involvement as a member of the Board of Directors for IBTTA will allow me to engage with members around the U.S., the world and use my experience to address the many challenges and opportunities facing the industry.”

The Maine Turnpike Authority is a quasi-state agency created by the Maine Legislature in 1941. The Maine Turnpike was the first "superhighway" in New England and the first such highway in the United States built without state or federal tax dollars. Since its inception, the Maine Turnpike has set national standards for the way it is financed, maintained and continually improved.

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators 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.