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Statement from the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association on the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump

FOR RELEASE: Friday, January 20, 2017
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-210-2962 (mobile)


IBTTA Looks Forward to Working with President Trump, his Administration, and Congress to Implement the $1T Investment in America's Infrastructure

Statement from IBTTA Executive Director and CEO Patrick D. Jones:

“IBTTA and the tolling industry are excited to work with President Trump and his new administration, including the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, President Trump’s designee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and members of Congress, to find ways to realize the president's campaign promise to rebuild America’s crumbling roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure over the next decade.

We look forward to ensuring that toll finance remains an important component of any proposal to rebuild our nation's transportation infrastructure.  We will do our part to meet our country's surface transportation infrastructure needs."

According to an IBTTA report, National Toll Facilities Usage Analysis, the use of toll roads, bridges and tunnels increased 7 percent between 2014 and 2015, a record-breaking rate of growth that puts toll facility use on pace to double in less than 10 years. Today, there are more than 50 million electronic toll transponders in use throughout the country.

For more information about IBTTA, please visit www.ibtta.org or contact Bill Cramer at bcramer@ibtta.org or 202-210-2962 (mobile).

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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.