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September 20, 2018 3:30 PM, EDT

Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Gribbin to Headline IBTTA Conference in October

New Jersey TurnpikeNew Jersey Turnpike under the Pulaski Highway. (Shutterstock)

New Jersey’s top transportation officer and the former infrastructure guru at the White House are scheduled to headline the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association annual conference next month in Baltimore.

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and D.J. Gribbin, architect of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal, will share with attendees insight and perspective about freight and passenger transportation policy.

Gutierrez-Scaccetti arrived at the job last year with a deep background of toll matters having been executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The turnpike is the Garden State’s stretch of Interstate 95. Gribbin, formerly an adviser to the president, is a senior operating partner at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

Other speakers will include Robert Poole, director of transportation policy at Reason Foundation, Craig Shuey, chief operating officer at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and Patrick Jones, IBTTA’s executive director and CEO.

Patrick Jones

Jones

The group returns to Baltimore Oct. 14-16 after hosting the event at the city a decade ago.

“We’ll be arriving with answers and updates on the burning questions we discussed a decade ago,” said Tim Stewart, IBTTA president and executive director of the Colorado-based E-470 Public Highway Authority. “Our 2008 conference program focused on sustainable mobility as an immediate priority, interoperability as an emerging challenge, open-road tolling as a cutting-edge tolling technique and ‘high-tech, high-touch’ systems as a driver for consumer behavior.”

“In every year since 2008, IBTTA’s annual meeting and exhibition has been the place to get a handle on that change and develop strategies that keep our member agencies strong, vibrant and successful,” he added.