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Members of Congress, Government Officials and Transportation Experts Join IBTTA's Washington Briefing March 29-31

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-659-4620 x26 | 202-210-2962 (mobile)


 

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WHAT
Discussions on public, media and policymaker perceptions of tolling; state and county innovations in surface transportation funding; new technologies that are revolutionizing the traditional transportation payment and delivery process; and other key topics in surface transportation funding and policy will be featured during the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's (IBTTA) Washington Briefing, March 29-31, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

During the two-day Briefing, more than 100 U.S. transportation leaders will attend educational workshops, and visit members of Congress and key congressional staff to discuss the top IBTTA legislative priorities. These priorities include reauthorization of the federal-aid highway program addressed in the MAP-21 legislation (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act) set to expire in May 2015; state flexibility to toll existing non-tolled interstate highways for the purpose of reconstruction; the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act; and IBTTA's progress on national interoperability for electronic toll collection.

WHO
Honorable Greg Nadeau, Acting Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
Rep. John Delaney (D-MD)
Peter Norton, University of Virginia Engineering – Center for Transportation Studies
Alex Herrgott, Dep. Staff Dir., Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
David Napoliello, Dir., Infrastructure, Senate Comm. on Environment & Public Works (invited)
Colin Peppard, Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Tom Carper
Mary Phillips, Sr. Prof. Staff Member, House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit
Javier Rodriguez, IBTTA President; and Executive Director, Miami- Dade Expressway Authority
Patrick Jones, Executive Director and President, IBTTA

WHEN
Sunday, March 29 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WHERE
Washington Marriott Georgetown, 1221 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

REGISTER AND CONTACT
Registration is complimentary for journalists with press credentials. To register for the event, please contact Harry Smith at hsmith@ibtta.org.
For more information about the meeting, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at bcramer@ibtta.org or 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 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.