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IBTTA Announces 2016 International Toll Excellence Award Winners

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
bcramer@ibtta.org – 202.210.2962 mobile


Houston, Morrisville (NC), Orange County (CA), Orlando tolling agencies, and Boston private-sector firm capture top honors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For their innovative customer service, social responsibility, technology solutions, and toll operations, engineering and maintenance as well as successful solutions to administration and finance issues, five tolling agencies and a private firm captured top honors from the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).  IBTTA is the worldwide transportation association representing toll facility owners, operators and the businesses that serve them.

Recipients of the 2016 IBTTA National Toll Excellence Awards include:

  • Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (Orlando)
  • NC Turnpike Authority (Morrisville)
  • The Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (Orange County, CA)
  • Harris County Toll Road Authority (Houston)
  • Central Florida Expressway Authority (Orlando)
  • CDM Smith (Boston, MA), a privately operated firm.

The awards will be presented on Monday, September 12, 2016, during IBTTA's 84th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, September 11-14 in Denver.

"These agencies represent the leading edge of excellence, innovation and achievement in the tolling industry," said Earl J. "Buddy" Croft III, Executive Director for the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority; and IBTTA president. "As toll roads across the U.S. continue to expand and grow ever more sophisticated, we expect these awards to become even more competitive."

One recipient also will be honored with the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence during the awards ceremony in Denver.

“This year’s submissions demonstrated a particularly high level of innovation, making the final decision for the 2016 President's Award for Excellence especially difficult,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “These honorees represent just a handful of great examples of projects that put into action new ideas and emerging practices throughout our industry. Our honorees have set new benchmarks which all toll agencies can use as a basis for future improvements and innovation.”

The 2016 honorees and their winning projects are as follows:

Administration & Finance
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise – I-4 Connector

Customer Service & Marketing Outreach
North Carolina Turnpike Authority - Multi-Agency Interoperability

Social Responsibility
The Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor - State Route 241 Wildlife Safety Fence Improvement Project

Technology
Harris County Toll Road Authority - Prohibited Vehicle Rapid Alert System (RAS)

Toll Operations, Maintenance & Engineering
Central Florida Expressway Authority - Wrong-Way Pilot Driving Program

Private Sector Innovation
CDM Smith - National Interstate Tolling Analysis Tool

For more information about the awards or to interview any of the national award recipients, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director, IBTTA, bcramer@ibtta.org; 202.210.2962.

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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 tolling. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in 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.