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World’s Largest Tolling Industry Conference Hosted by Maryland Transportation Authority in Baltimore, October 15-16, 2018


CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director – 202.210.2962 mobile


Global Transportation Leaders Gather for the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association’s 86th Annual Meeting

Local and State Governments’ Utilization of Toll-Financed Transportation Systems and High-Tech Congestion Pricing are Highlights


WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Maryland and dozens of other states across the country consider the use of toll-financed infrastructure development to help meet local mobility challenges, more than 700 transportation leaders from 20 countries will meet for the world’s largest conference of tolling professionals.  

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, will hold its 86th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Hosted by the Maryland Transportation Authority, the meeting and exhibition will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202).


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

The conference will bring together Maryland transportation officials, along with colleagues from local, state and international transportation systems.  


This year’s 86th Annual Meeting & Exhibition will feature more than 80 speakers on a range of topics including technology, procurement, road operations, communications, automated and connected vehicles and the future of mobility.  Highlights include:

  • Remarks by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh  (Monday, October 15, Opening Session, 10:30 am)

  • Toll Excellence Awards: Presenting the tolling industry’s top transportation projects of 2018 (Monday, October 15, 2:30 – 3:45 pm)


  • Hot Topics in the Future: A Moderated Discussion with Transportation Experts, Bob Poole, DJ Gribbin and Joseph Kane. (Monday, October 15, 3:45 – 5:00 pm)
  • Providing the Best Infrastructure to Toll Customers: A Goal of Efficiency, Trust and Accountability (Tuesday, October 16, 10:30 am – 12 Noon)


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 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 25 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


About Maryland Transportation Authority

Financed by toll revenue without relying on State tax dollars, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) was established in 1971 by the Maryland General Assembly to finance, construct, operate, preserve and improve the State’s toll facilities, as well as to finance new revenue-producing transportation projects. The MDTA’s eight toll facilities – two turnpikes, two tunnels and four bridges – connect Maryland to life’s opportunities. The MDTA’s revenues are separate from the State’s General Fund and Transportation Trust Fund and are reinvested into our facilities to operate and maintain them. The MDTA’s Trust Agreement, for the benefit of its bondholders, outlines how these funds may be used as the MDTA develops and finances transportation solutions for Maryland’s citizens. For more than 45 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland’s citizens and visitors with safe, secure, reliable and convenient transportation facilities. We are committed to preserving our vital infrastructure and to quality and excellence in customer service. We rely on our organization’s values, traditions and – most importantly – our employees, to achieve these goals. Find out more about the Maryland Transportation Authority at