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Orlando to Host International Transportation and Technology Summit - Driving the Future of Mobility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, March 25, 2019

CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director – 202.210.2962 mobile


MEDIA ADVISORY:  Orlando, March 31st – April 2nd  


The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s Annual Technology Summit will bring together more than 800 transportation experts from around the world
to discuss how technology is
revolutionizing and transforming mobility


WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, March 31st through Tuesday, April 2nd in Orlando, Florida, the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, will convene more than 800 global leaders in transportation and technology to discuss the latest trends revolutionizing mobility for drivers. 


Technology is transforming mobility for drivers around the globe.  As transportation systems look to develop a vision for the future and implement solutions to address critical infrastructure needs, the embrace of new technology trends and cutting-edge advancements will be critical for success. 


As a key element in the smart city technology space, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) will be a focus of this year’s summit. MaaS is continuing to be embraced as a new way to mix modes of transportation and payments to help deliver people safely, efficiently and with reliability to their destinations. From connected, autonomous and electric vehicles, all-electronic tolling, ride sharing services and other public transportation modes, MaaS has the potential to link the transportation ecosystem together to best address the mobility needs of all citizens. 


Hosted by the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), IBTTA’s Driving the Future of Mobility: Annual Technology Summit will take place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld (6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821). 


Please click here to view the Agenda and a full list of speakers.


The Driving the Future of Mobility: Annual Technology Summit will feature dozens of speakers on a range of topics related to the intersections of technology and transportation.  Highlights of the agenda, includes:


  • Remarks by Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault, P.E.

(Monday, April 1st, 8:30 am – 9:15 am)


  • Keynote Speaker Rahul Gupta, Center for Integrated Research, Deloitte Services LP (Monday, April 1st, 9:15 am – 10:00 am)


  • What is MaaS and Why is it Important?  Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a customer-centric approach to providing transportation services. International transportation experts will describe MaaS as it exists today and discuss how it might look tomorrow. (Monday, April 1st, 10:30 am – 12 noon)


  • Remarks by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:30 am – 9:00 am)


  • Michael Schwarz, Corporate Vice President and Chief Economist, Microsoft Corporation (Tuesday, April 2nd, 10:30 am – 11:00 am)


  • Technology – Who’s Zoomin’ Who? This panel will bring together thought leaders from technology firms, automakers, wireless operators, and Smart Cities to discuss how the world is changing and what is driving the change. (Tuesday, April 2nd, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm)



Registration is complimentary for journalists with press credentials. To attend, register or for more information, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at or 202-210-2962.




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 18 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


The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is an independent, locally controlled toll agency that is responsible for construction, maintenance and operation of a 118-mile limited access expressway system that serves more than 3 million residents and an estimated 72 million annual visitors in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. CFX is committed to operating a world-class mobility network that advances customer-first transportation solutions - most recently introducing E-PASS Xtra, the first Florida-based dual-protocol toll transponder that seamlessly works everywhere E-PASS or E-ZPass is accepted in 18 states.


Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise operates 483 miles of beautifully maintained safe toll highways, including the Mainline from Miami to Central Florida, as well as the Homestead Extension, the Sawgrass Expressway, the Seminole Expressway, the Beachline Expressway, the Southern Connector Extension of the Central Florida Greeneway, the Veterans Expressway, the Suncoast Parkway, the Polk Parkway, the Western Beltway, and the I-4 Connector.