Austin, TX – July 19, 2017 –Belen Marcos, US president of Cintra, participated on a panel at the 2017 IBTTA and TRB Joint Symposium on Managed Lanes and AET in Dallas, TX on June 16th, 2017.
During this session, titled, “So Much to Learn from the Texas Experience!” panelists discussed their experiences with managed lanes projects in Texas. Participants shared their insights and lessons learned regarding all aspects of developing, implementing and operating managed lanes.
Ms. Marcos shared her experience with the highly successful LBJ Express, North Tarrant Express and North Tarrant Express 35W managed lanes projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
The session was moderated by Tom Bamonte, Esq., Senior Program Manager, Automated Vehicles, North Central Council of Governments and the other panelists included Ginger Goodin, P.E., Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute; Dan Lamers, P.E., Senior Program Manager, Metropolitan Transportation Planning, North Central Texas Council of Governments; Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation; Brian Barth, P.E., Transportation Program Officer, Ft. Worth District, TxDOT; and Kelly Selman, P.E., District Engineer, Dallas District, TxDOT.
In addition, Guy Russell, Chief Technology Officer of Cintra Toll Systems, participated in the panel, “Emerging Technology Trends – What’s Around the Corner?” During this session, Mr. Russell discussed the new technology and automated HOV enforcement that is being implemented on the I-77 Express Lanes project in North Carolina.
The symposium took place July 16-18 at the Hilton Anatole and included high-level sessions on the overall outlook of the industry as well as breakout sessions divided into three concurrent tracks – Business and Operations, Innovation “Tech” Talks and Technology.
About the Symposium
For the first time, IBTTA is joining forces with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Managed Lanes to explore how our organizations can work together to forecast what innovations can support the ever-growing need for managed lanes and all-electronic tolling. Considering the existing methods, one goal of the conference is to identify future technologies that can interconnect our roadways while making it easy for customers to understand and use the roads. Managed lanes are key to these solutions and are essential test beds for the revelatory technology headed our way. Beyond the four high-level general sessions, the program will include three concurrent tracks – Business & Operations, Technology and back by popular demand, the Innovation “Tech” Talks. More information: www.ibtta.org/events/joint-symposium-aet-managed-lanes