IRVINE, Calif. - October 29, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s (IBTTA) has announced the election of Samuel Johnson, Chief Toll Operations Officer for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, as the association’s 2019 First Vice-President.
Johnson was elected 2019 IBTTA First Vice-President during the association’s 86th Annual Meeting & Exhibition held earlier this month in Baltimore, Maryland. The meeting brought together more than 800 transportation leaders from 20 countries to discuss innovative practices, policies, technologies, funding options and business models helping to transform mobility for drivers.
“I am delighted by the confidence and support my colleagues have shown and entrusted with me. I look forward to working with the membership, Board of Directors and fellow Executive Committee members to delivering the very best mobility to our customers around the world. As an industry and society, we face numerous transportation issues, whether funding, congestion, economic growth and livability; I look forward to addressing these issues and putting into place real solutions,” said Samuel Johnson.
Johnson will serve as First Vice-President of IBTTA for one year, beginning January 1, 2019. In 2020, he will become President of IBTTA.
“IBTTA has benefited from Samuel’s leadership for years and we are honored to have him serve as IBTTA’s First Vice President,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “During a critical time for transportation infrastructure development and investment, Samuel will lead our association in the conversation and implementation to increase greater mobility for our customers. With today’s technology rapidly changing surface transportation and tolling, this is an exciting time to be leading the world’s largest tolling association and we are honored to have Samuel help guide our industry in 2019.”
As Chief Toll Operations Officer with TCA, Samuel is in charge of strategic planning and daily operations for revenue collection and enforcement, systems development and maintenance; and customer service for the Agencies' 51-mile network of tolled facilities and 325,000 daily customers.
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 26 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.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) is comprised of two joint powers authorities -- San Joaquin Hills and Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agencies -- was created to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County, California’s Toll Road network comprised of State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261. The Toll Roads, with $335 million in annual revenue, have been providing a choice for drivers for more than 20 years. The tolls collected are used to fund debt service issued to construct the 51-mile toll road system, operations and capital projects.