Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Wins Prestigious 2020 President’s Award for Excellence and Technology Award from the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association
FTE is Recipient of Two Awards for SunTrax – Toll Technology Testing Center
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during its Virtual 88th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) announced it has awarded Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) the prestigious 2020 President’s Award for Excellence. IBTTA is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve tolling. The President’s Award is the top honor the international transportation association presents each year.
FTE was named the winner of the President’s Award for Excellence for its development of SunTrax, the state-of-the-art transportation technology research, development and testing center being developed by the Florida Department of Transportation and FTE.
FTE also won IBTTA’s 2020 Toll Excellence Award for Technology. This year, IBTTA presented seven awards acknowledging industry leaders implementing transportation projects worldwide focusing on environmental sustainability, advancement of emerging technologies, easing mobility and alleviating congestion for drivers, and the development of new transportation systems in rapidly growing areas.
“FTE is the winner of this year’s President’s Award for Excellence and Toll Excellence Award for Technology for their SunTrax – Toll Technology Testing Center dedicated to the research, development, and testing of tolling and other emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments,” said Samuel Johnson, CEO of the Transportation Corridor Agencies and President of IBTTA. “FTE, along with the six other 2020 Toll Excellence Award winners, continues to implement systems and strategies that are revolutionizing transportation throughout the globe and helping lead the way in creating transportation systems to keep our customers moving safely and efficiently.”
“The testing and research being conducted at the SunTrax facility are critical to providing mobility solutions for a growing Florida,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. “This recognition highlights the department’s dedication to providing the safest, most innovative transportation system in the country.”