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A Year in Review

2019 has been remarkable for IBTTA and our industry.  Here are a few highlights:

Establishing a Knowledge Base.

TollMiner™, IBTTA’s data collection and visualization product, gained popularity as version 3.0 came online with new data on toll facility revenue, collection methods and details about price-managed lanes. Members use TollMiner™ to benchmark, evaluate markets, analyze industry trends, and gain industry insights.

Staying Ahead of the Curve.  

The newly formed Emerging Technologies Committee tackled the challenges of harnessing disruptive technologies and identifying innovative opportunities through working groups focused on CAV, TollMiner, Big Data, Drones, Tolling, Customer Management, and Agency Innovation and Strategy.   

Sharing Best Practices.  

We launched two new initiatives to allow members to better connect and share resources. The Peer Exchange pilot program provides an opportunity for toll operators to network and share in-depth information on their respective operations. Three groups of agency members validated the concept, and the 2020 groups are starting to form. The Exchange, a new online documents library, allows members to share documents, ideas and best practices. Hundreds of documents are now available and expanding every day.

Convening the Industry.  

More than 3,000 delegates participated in IBTTA meetings, summits, and webinars. In addition to IBTTA industry experts, our meetings included experts from academia, think tanks, local governments and others in the mobility community. Nearly 900 delegates attended the Orlando Technology Summit, making it the largest IBTTA Workshop in our 88-year history.

Strengthening IBTTA Through Strategic Collaboration.

We joined forces with other leading transportation-related groups to deliver compelling content. IBTTA’s partnerships in 2019 included ASECAP, ATI, ISCBOA, ITS International, PIARC, TeamFL, TRB, and WTS International. 

Supporting Future Transportation Industry Leaders. 

The Young Professionals Council was established during the Orlando Technology Workshop. Its mission is to build a community that enables young professionals to learn from veterans while bridging the gap between generations. Meet-ups and other activities are in the planning phase. The IBTTA Leadership Academy, in its 12th year, graduated another stellar class. An Alumni Association is being formed to connect the nearly 350 total graduates since its inception.

Raising the Voice and Visibility of Tolling.

IBTTA’s Moving America Forward public awareness campaign continued to engage elected officials, the news media and the general public about the benefits of tolling. In 2019, IBTTA was highlighted in news articles from media giants such as The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, National Public Radio, and The Washington Post – all of which proactively reached out to IBTTA as an expert source for comment, context, and background on numerous issues relating to tolling, transportation, and infrastructure investment. Our outreach also resulted in favorable engagements with numerous local and trade publications.  In the past five years, IBTTA has seen a 124 percent increase in news coverage.

Advocating for Tolling and Meeting with Influencers.

IBTTA worked at the national and state level to broaden the understanding of tolling as a way to both finance vital transportation infrastructure and manage congestion. Our congressional advocacy focused on general education about tolling and on giving states greater flexibility to use tolling when it makes sense for them. We also engaged with state governors and state legislatures in support of toll financing efforts.

Giving Back. 

The IBTTA Foundation and IBTTA member volunteers helped Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads in their mission to assist low-income families build and purchase homes. During our Maintenance and Operations Workshop, our team of more than 65 volunteers built interior walls for the next home build, repaired fences to secure the Habitat facility, constructed an accessibility ramp and organized and cleaned the ReStore shop. The Scholarship Program awarded five $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in a transportation-oriented field of study. Four of the students traveled to Halifax to address IBTTA members.

To support these efforts and enjoy the benefits, be sure to renew your membership today.