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Colorado Lt. Gov. and Transportation Leaders from 22 Countries Convene at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s 84th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 11-14, 2016, Denver, CO

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director – 202.210.2962 mobile


People, Partnerships & Progress is the theme for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's 84th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The international event features Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, Colorado transportation officials, award-winning photographer, writer and filmmaker Pete McBride of Colorado as well as transportation leaders from the U.S. and around the world. The conference is being hosted by IBTTA member E-470 Public Highway Authority. Sessions will focus on the evolution of tolling, managing threats to customer data, preparing for technological advances, and identifying the changes that lie ahead.

Leveraging the meeting theme—People, Partnerships & Progress--each educational session falls under one of these general categories. The People portion of the program includes sessions on putting big data to work, exploring content marketing and new media in the digital age, and ensuring privacy, security and data protection. The sessions under the Partnerships theme focus on funding and financing, telling Colorado's tolling story of collaboration and partnership, and partnering to improve customer service. The Progress portion concentrates on identifying what's next after the FAST Act, reviewing interoperability progress across the globe, and driving sustainability through technology. Speakers hail from 22 countries.

Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor, State of Colorado, Denver, CO
Heidi Williams, Mayor, City of Thornton and Vice Chair of E-470 Public Highway Authority, Thornton, CO
Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver, CO
Kelly Brough, President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver, CO
Henry Stopplecamp, Acting Assistant General Manager of Capital Programs, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
Pete McBride, Award Winning Photographer and Filmmaker, National Geographic Live, Roaring Fork Valley, CO
Buddy Croft, Executive Director, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and President, IBTTA, Newport, RI
Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director & CEO, IBTTA, Washington, DC

Click here to view the Agenda and a full list of speakers.

During the conference on Monday, September 12, IBTTA will present its Toll Excellence Awards, which recognize the very best the international tolling industry has to offer. Each year, IBTTA celebrates members whose creative, innovative, positive programs set a new standard of excellence. 

Sunday, September 11 to Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, Colorado, 80202

Registration is complimentary for journalists with press credentials. For more information about registering as a member of the press, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at or 202-210-2962. To register, contact Harry Smith,

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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 E-470 Public Highway Authority
E-470 is the toll highway that runs along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. The 75-mph highway is not tax-funded and extends 47 miles from State Highway C-470 at I-25 in Douglas County to I-25 near 160th Avenue in Thornton. The E-470 Public Highway Authority consists of eight member jurisdictions: Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, and the municipalities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Parker and Thornton.

E-470 is a non-stop, all-electronic toll road that offers customers a safe, reliable and convenient commute. E-470 strives to offer top-notch customer service and works hard to provide a value to those that choose the road. E-470 owns and operates ExpressToll, which is the toll collection system that allows customers to pay the lowest toll rate, gain access to the ExpressToll Rewards Program and also enjoy the benefits of easy online account management and automatic payments. ExpressToll is the one stop toll shop for all of Colorado’s toll facilities, providing tolling services for E-470, the Northwest Parkway and the Colorado Department of Transportation Express Lanes on US 36, I-25 and I-70 in the mountains.

E-470 and ExpressToll celebrated serving Colorado drivers for 25 years on June 1 of this year. Safety, service, speed and stewardship have been top priorities for the Authority over the years and the organization strives for excellence each day.
Click here to view E-470's 25th Anniversary video. For more information, visit