Frequently Asked Questions
Who serves on the Board of Directors and how long is a board member’s term?
The Board of Directors is comprised of 5 officers and 20 directors. Officers serve a one-year term and directors serve staggered four-year terms.
Who can serve on the Board?
IBTTA’s Bylaws provide that only Active Members may sit on the Board of Directors. However, Associate and Sustaining Members may serve on IBTTA Committees and Task Forces and have gained significant influence in the direction of the Association through these roles.
What is the difference between a Task Force and a Committee?
Committees work closely with IBTTA staff and are responsible for organizing the program content for IBTTA’s educational meetings and workshops. Task Forces report directly to the Board of Directors and guide the direction of the Association in advocacy, government affairs, strategic planning, membership development, budgeting, dues, bylaws and other areas.
What does IBTTA mean by “going global”?
Amongst its members, IBTTA has significant representation from European toll operators in Italy, France and Spain as well as in other parts of the world including Australia, South Africa, Japan and India. This has provided a diverse community of peers whose experiences in approaching the political, economic and physical problems of building and operating toll agencies range tremendously. Toll finance is of great interest in developing countries, just as they are in established nations. Practically speaking, IBTTA must continue to expand its membership outside the U.S. in order to grow. More importantly, to make a profound impact on the toll industry and transportation infrastructure, IBTTA needs the strength and input of toll industry stakeholders from around the world. To accomplish this, IBTTA sends member delegations to meet with counterparts in numerous countries around the world every year and has begun to form strategic alliances – most recently having developed a memorandum of understanding with ASECAP, the European association of toll motorway operators, to foster closer cooperation with our European partners.
Where does IBTTA derive its revenues and how are they spent?
IBTTA is funded primarily through membership dues and meeting registrations, exhibits and sponsorships. Investing in these resources allows IBTTA to deliver high-quality professional development opportunities and meetings; create opportunities to build tolling and associated businesses; increase public awareness and support for tolling; and expand and distribute tolling intelligence.
Does IBTTA lobby?
Yes. IBTTA closely monitors and reports on toll-related legislation and policy at the federal and state levels, creating a political environment that is more favorable to tolling. IBTTA asserts the industry viewpoint with key decision makers through position papers, targeted mailings and events that call on public officials to examine expanded use of tolling and road pricing as effective highway finance solutions.
Is IBTTA recognized by the media?
Yes. IBTTA receives coverage from many media outlets.
What sets IBTTA meetings and workshops apart?
Over time IBTTA has gained the knowledge and expertise required to offer programming that is finely tuned, content rich and carefully targeted for each audience. IBTTA offers a full range of educational sessions with opportunity for professional development and networking. Our Annual Meeting draws hundreds of delegates from more than two dozen countries creating a forum like no other in the tolling industry. Our popular workshops on Organization Management, Maintenance, Facilities Management, Technology and other areas of topical interest provide hands-on opportunities to gain from the expertise and insights of major industry leaders. IBTTA’s new Summit formats on timely topics, such as security and toll finance, have quickly become an excellent venue for in-depth coverage of critical issues of the day.