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Local Hermitage, Missouri Student Receives Scholarship from International Transportation Association

FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-210-2962 (mobile)


Austin Hostettler Awarded $5,000 from the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association Foundation
to Pursue his Engineering Degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology


Washington, D.C. – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them, announced today that Austin Hostettler of Hermitage, MO, who is pursuing an Engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded one of five 2019 scholarships.


Hostettler will receive $5,000 from the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program designed to assist undergraduate students pursuing degrees in a transportation-related field of study, including engineering; urban and regional planning; construction management; public administration; and other related fields.


“Transportation is rapidly changing across our globe. IBTTA is thrilled to support Austin in his studies and wishes him the best as he prepares for a bright future in the field of transportation,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA. Today’s undergraduates will be the future leaders in transportation and the tolling industry. Austin and the other scholarship winners represent the best and brightest, who will no doubt be transportation change-agents as innovation and new technologies revolutionize how people move about the country and the world.”


“The IBTTA Foundation is thrilled to offer five outstanding and deserving students a scholarship to enable them to continue their studies,” said Frank McCartney, Chair, IBTTA Foundation and Principal, FGM Consulting. “The scholarship program was created to assist future transportation leaders with their studies in order to move our industry forward.”


The 2019 scholarship winners will be recognized for their achievement during the Opening Ceremonies of IBTTA’s 87th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on September 16, 2019.


The IBTTA Foundation’s scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.


For more information about IBTTA, please visit or contact Bill Cramer at [email protected] or 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 tolling. 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, please visit or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.