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​Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Wins 2019 Toll Excellence Award for Technology Helping Traffic Flow and Travel Times

October, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC… The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) announced the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has been awarded the 2019 Toll Excellence Award for Technology for the development of a suite of web based application, “Catch it Early, Act, Analyze and Review” allowing duty officers to respond proactively to situations as they arise in order to maintain traffic flow and more effectively monitor driver’s travel times across the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 

The 2019 Toll Excellence Awards will formally be presented during IBTTA’s 87th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, September 15-17, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. One recipient will be honored with the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence during the awards ceremony.

“The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commissions’ embrace of new technologies means faster response times, increased traffic flow and safer trips for drivers utilizing the 552 miles of roadway throughout the Pennsylvania Turnpike,” said Patrick Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “The Pennsylvania Turnpike has taken on a tough transportation challenge and worked with partners to find a practical solution. We’re incredibly proud of the work they’ve done to represent our industry. On behalf of the transportation community, we congratulate the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on this well-deserve recognition.” 

“Our key guiding principles at the PA Turnpike include safety, innovation and customer service, and this suite of apps is remarkable because it envelopes them all,” said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “I am extremely pleased how our team collaborated on these solutions — which will help improve situational awareness and enhance safety for our contracted responders, maintenance employees and customers. We certainly appreciate this acknowledgement of our work from IBTTA and our industry partners.”

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

Each year, IBTTA presents the Toll Excellence Awards to highlight the very best projects, innovations and solutions from the international tolling industry. The awards encourage the industry to share and celebrate new ideas and emerging practices in six categories: Administration and Finance; Customer Service and Marketing Outreach; Social Responsibility; Technology; Toll Operations, Engineering and Maintenance; and Private Sector Innovation.