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Hundreds of Transportation Leaders to Meet in Harrisburg to Discuss Best Practices for Keeping Drivers Moving Safely and Efficiently

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, June 19, 2018

CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director

bcramer@ibtta.org – 202.210.2962 mobile

 

MEDIA ADVISORY for June 25th – 26th  

 

International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s Conference to Feature Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO and PA Secretary of Transportation


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, will bring together transportation leaders from around the globe for the Maintenance and Roadway Operations Workshop this Monday, June 25th through Tuesday, June 26th at the Hilton Harrisburg.  The Workshop is being hosted by the PA Turnpike Commission.

 

IBTTA’s Maintenance and Roadway Operations Workshop is an opportunity for transportation leaders to come together to share and collaborate on innovative ideas and established best practices in maintaining and servicing world-class roadways.  The conference will examine a wide-range of topics including emerging technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and all-electronic tolling, helping to revolutionize mobility. 

 

“For anyone who operates a world-class toll facility, this Workshop is where the rubber meets the road,” said IBTTA Executive Director and CEO Patrick Jones. “We spend a lot of our time talking about highway finance, data capture, cybersecurity, and all the other elements that make tolling a cutting-edge solution. But none of that would be possible without the important work performed by our maintenance and roadway operations professionals every hour of every day.”

 

Local transportation issues such as the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge will also be examined, as well as remarks from Pennsylvania transportation officials, Mark Compton, CEO of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and PA Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards, who is also Chair of the PA Turnpike Commission. 

 

“As the hometown member agency, we’re excited to host more than 200 industry attendees representing tolling agencies from five different nations,” said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “Workshop attendees have a jam-packed agenda focused on innovations and best practices to help provide enhanced safety and mobility for toll-facility travelers across the globe.”

 

Today, 35 states and territories throughout the United States use tolling with over 50 million transponders in use.  Forty-seven facilities in 11 states now operate managed lanes to reduce congestion for drivers and keep traffic flowing on some of our country’s most heavily traveled roadways. 

You can view the agenda and a full list of speakers for IBTTA’s upcoming Maintenance and Roadway Operations in Workshop in Charlotte, June 24th – 26th, here.

 

CONTACT

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 bcramer@ibtta.org or 202-210-2962.

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About The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission operates and maintains 552 miles of toll roads in the state. It oversees 68 fare collection facilities, 17 service plazas and 27 maintenance facilities. With more than 2,000 employees, it generated $1.1 billion in annual toll revenue from 200.3 million vehicles in fiscal year 2017. Known as “America’s First Superhighway,” it opened October 1, 1940. To learn more, visit www.paturnpike.com.
 

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.