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Portland Hosts International Transportation Finance and Road Usage Charging Conference

Monday, April 20, 2015
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-659-4620 x26 | 202-210-2962 (mobile)
 



MEDIA ADVISORY

IBTTA gathers transportation leaders to address new ways to pay for transportation
April 26-28, 2015; The Nines Hotel, Portland, Oregon

WHAT
As Congress struggles to restore the solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, states and localities are blazing new paths to generate sustainable funding for their vital transportation infrastructure. Thirty-five states now use toll financing to build and operate limited access road infrastructure. Oregon and a dozen other states are exploring road usage charging (RUC), a policy of assessing fees for the use of roadway infrastructure across an entire roadway network.

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) will explore these and related topics during its Transportation Finance and Road Usage Charging Conference, April 26 to 28, 2015, at The Nines Hotel, Portland, Oregon.

Oregon is the perfect place to host this conference because it was the first state to institute the gas tax and is the first state to pilot Road Usage Charging. Industry experts from the U.S. and around the world will explore a range of topics including; project planning; political and policy considerations of implementing RUCs; toll revenue diversion; public engagement, and more.

WHO
The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, (D-OR)
Javier Rodriguez, IBTTA President and Executive Director, Miami- Dade Expressway Authority
Patrick Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA
Sarah Puro, Principal Analyst, U.S. Congressional Budget Office
Tammy Baney, Chair, Oregon Transportation Commission
Jim Whitty, Manager, Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding, Oregon Department of Transportation
Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Susan Buse, Senior Finance Executive and Consultant
Steve Morello, Senior Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting
Dean Marris, President, North America, International Telematics Corp., New Zealand
Emmanuel Grandserre, Senior Partner, 4icom, France
Keith Mortimer, Founder and Director, Wyeval Consulting, United Kingdom
And more.

WHEN
Sunday, April 26 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WHERE
The Nines Hotel, S.W. 5th & Morrison, Portland, Oregon

CONTACT
Registration is complimentary for journalists with press credentials. For more information about registering as a member of the press, 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 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.