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Emanuela Stocchi, president of IBTTA

Advanced Italian Motorway System Featured in International Summit

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association will host the International Summit in Rome, Italy from October 15-17. The Summit showcases the Italian motorway system and lessons learned from major transportation and tolling systems from around the world. The Summit will take an in-depth look at the Italian motorway system and detail how over two-dozen concessionaires across the geographically diverse country work together. These revenue authorities need to manage the daily operations and deliver safe and effective customer service. The worldwide International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), represents toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them.

“The Summit will explore many of the important issues that agencies in the European Union and elsewhere have in common,” said Emanuela Stocchi, president of IBTTA and director of International Affairs, Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT). “We are all dealing with the future of toll interoperability, the impacts of new roadway technologies and equipment, the rise of connected and autonomous vehicles and the constant, fundamental importance of cyber and physical security. While the program opens with a focus on the Italian model of tolling, we will pivot to a global discussion about how our colleagues from around the world are tackling these issues and how we can learn from each other,” she continued.

“The Summit provides our industry with an opportunity take an in depth look at how our European counterparts address many of the same challenges others face in providing reliable, safe and efficient transportation systems,” said Patrick D. Jones, executive director and CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. “Global tolling systems share many challenges and opportunities around the world, and this meeting is an excellent way to focus on these while sharing various approaches and solutions.”