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Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Hosts the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-659-4620 x26 | 202-210-2962 (mobile)


IBTTA's Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop, May 31-June 2, 2015, The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK


Moving people quickly and safely across our nation's roads in the most efficient and effective manner has become a national challenge. Solving this challenge requires using the country's best practices, latest technologies and finest professional resources.

Transportation leaders will gather to share information on how to do just that at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop: Where the Rubber Meets the Road, to be held at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City from May 31 to June 2, 2015.

The three-day conference includes professional development sessions featuring top transportation leaders in the U.S., including the Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation and the executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, a technical tour to showcase a number of projects by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA), and a service project providing meeting attendees an opportunity to give back to the local community. This year's effort will benefit White Fields, a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 that cares for abused and neglected boys in the custody of the state of Oklahoma.  

The conference also spotlights the implications of insufficient transportation funding in the face of higher state and federal requirements, the proper custodial care of assets, and practical and innovative ways to leverage resources in a tighter fiscal climate.

Specific workshop topics will focus on sharing Oklahoma's best practices, using social and new media, leveraging weather information, understanding the latest information in pavement and structures, partnering with universities, learning about asset management, learning how to best protect the public, understanding traffic management advancement, and sharing information about incident management and incident response.

The Honorable Gary Ridley, P.E., Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation
Mike Patterson, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
The Honorable Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City (Invited)
Tim Stewart, Executive Director, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Javier Rodriguez, IBTTA President; and Executive Director, Miami- Dade Expressway Authority, FL
Patrick Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA, Washington, D.C.
John Easterling, P.E., Traffic Operations Engineer, Florida Turnpike Enterprise, FL
Trey Baker, Associate Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Austin, TX
For a full list of speakers, please see our program.

Sunday, May 31 to Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City, One Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK


Registration is complimentary for journalists with press credentials. For more information about registering as a member of the press, contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at 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 them. 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 or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.