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Tim Stewart, Executive Director, E-470 Public Highway Authority, Elected First Vice President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association

Monday, October 3, 2016
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
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WASHINGTON, DC – More than 700 global transportation leaders from 22 countries gathered for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's (IBTTA) 84th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado, September 11-14, 2016.

On September 14, Tim Stewart, Executive Director of the E-470 Public Highway Authority was elected by the IBTTA membership to serve as First Vice President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA). Stewart’s term as First Vice President begins January 1, 2017. In 2018, Stewart will serve as IBTTA President.

“IBTTA is pleased that Tim Stewart, Executive Director, of the E-470 Public Highway Authority will bring his leadership and vision to our association and industry,” said Patrick Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “Tim’s transportation, construction and engineering experience will be a tremendous asset to our Board at this critical time when we address major infrastructure needs.”

As the head of E-470, Stewart provides executive leadership and strategic guidance for all tolling initiatives. Stewart is responsible for the operations of the 47-mile toll road and also the ExpressToll brand, which provides tolling services for the entire state of Colorado. E-470 employs 63 staff members and has over 250 additional contract personnel. The Authority experienced a 12.4% transactional growth in 2015 and earned over $173 million in toll revenue.

Upon his election as First Vice President, Stewart said, “I am thrilled and honored that my fellow members of IBTTA have entrusted me with this leadership position.  My involvement as a member of the Board of Directors for IBTTA has allowed me to engage with members in the U.S., around the world and use my experience to address the many challenges and opportunities facing the industry.”

E-470 is the toll highway that runs along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. The 75-mph highway is not tax-funded and extends 47 miles from State Highway C-470 at I-25 in Douglas County to I-25 near 160th Avenue in Thornton. The E-470 Public Highway Authority consists of eight member jurisdictions: Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, and the municipalities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Parker and Thornton.

E-470 and ExpressToll celebrated serving Colorado drivers for 25 years on June 1 of this year. Safety, service, speed and stewardship have been top priorities for the Authority over the years and the organization strives or excellence each day.

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators 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.

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