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IBTTA releases agenda and speakers for conference


August 6, 2013
By Rock to Road

August 6, 2013, Washington,
DC – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA),
the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and
businesses that serve them, today announced the full agenda and list of
speakers for their 81st Annual Meeting to be held September 22 – 25 in
Vancouver, British Columbia.

August 6, 2013, Washington,
DC – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA),
the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and
businesses that serve them, today announced the full agenda and list of
speakers for their 81st Annual Meeting to be held September 22 – 25 in
Vancouver, British Columbia. This year’s 2013 meeting, Moving Smarter: How
Tolling Meets the Challenge,
will feature a keynote address from Daniel
Sieberg, Head of Media Outreach for Google, and special presentation from Bryan
Norcross, Senior Hurricane Specialist for The Weather Channel.


As dramatic changes continue to take place in the
world of transportation, IBTTA’s 81st Annual Meeting will focus on
professional development and offer educational breakout sessions focused on the
newest advancements in the tolling industry. From All-Electronic Tolling and
interoperability to the proliferation of public-private partnerships (P3) and
severe weather preparedness, IBTTA’s meeting offers transportation
professionals from around the globe an opportunity to engage colleagues and
learn about the latest industry trends. 


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“If you are a
professional in the transportation industry, you will want to be in Vancouver
September 22 through the 25,”
said Pat Jones, IBTTA’s Executive Director
and CEO. “The IBTTA Annual Meeting is
where transportation experts on the front lines from across the globe come
together in a mix of general sessions, breakout panels and one-on-one
conversations to help prepare industry leaders for the future challenges on the
horizon.”


“Vancouver is the perfect
place to meet,”
stated Rob Horr, President, IBTTA and Executive
Director of the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority in New York. “The city is an efficient, increasingly
integrated transportation system that stands as a model for other communities
around the globe.”


The Port Mann Bridge, the second-longest
cable-stayed bridge in North America and the widest bridge in the world, opened
as a toll facility on December 1, 2012. The Province of British Columbia’s
Gateway Program is an integrated effort to reduce congestion and auto
emissions, boost safety and reliability, and move people, goods, and transit
more efficiently through the Metro Vancouver region. The Canada Line,
Vancouver’s third rapid transit line, opened in August 2009 and connects the
downtown core with Vancouver Airport and the suburban city of Richmond.
Reliable, efficient transportation is a centerpiece of Vancouver’s effort to
position itself as the world’s most sustainable city by 2020.


The IBTTA’s 81st Annual Meeting and Exhibition is
hosted by the Transportation Investment Corporation (TI Corp), British
Columbia’s Crown Corporation responsible for the Port Mann/Highway 1
Improvement Project.