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IBTTA President to Speak in Rome at European Day Without A Road Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-659-4620 x26 | 202-210-2962 (mobile)


September. 21st Event to Raise Awareness of 2020 Target to Reduce Road Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 21st, 2017, Emanuela Stocchi, President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association will represent the worldwide association in a speech before the European Traffic Police Network’s new road safety campaign day known as Project EDWARD – European Day Without A Road Death. 

Stocchi, Director of International Affairs, Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT) based in Rome, Italy, will deliver remarks to the event focusing on the role of safety as “the most deeply-held, shared commitment that draws our industry together.

TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network’s new road safety campaign day known as Project EDWARD – European Day Without A Road Death – is designed to raise interest among policymakers, road safety professionals, politicians, police officers, manufacturers and the general public to highlight the 2020 target to reduce road deaths. 

In her remarks, IBTTA’s 2017 President Emanuela Stocchi will highlight, “Our shared mission today—a Day Without a Road Death—is always at the forefront of transportation practice. It’s even more important at this time when the face and functions of our highways are changing so quickly, with new technologies opening up pathways to safer, smarter, more efficient operations. This is also a time when highway agencies around the world are working to maintain existing highway infrastructure, despite the often-overwhelming shortfall in funding.”

Launched in 2016, Project EDWARD is supported by drivers across the European continent, plus very generous public and private sector partners. 2017’s day of action is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st. The long-term aim is to spearhead significant and sustained reduction in death and serious injury on roads across the world which IBTTA fully supports. You can find out additional information on Project EDWARD via the official online home, here: https://projectedward.eu.

For a full copy of Stocchi’s remarks or to book an interview with her, please contact:  Bill Cramer, Communications Director at bcramer@ibtta.org or 202-210-2962.

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About IBTTA
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, visit www.ibtta.org or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.

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