Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015. Rodriguez was elected during IBTTA’s 82nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Austin, which brought together nearly 1,000 transportation leaders from more than 20 countries to discuss innovative practices, policies, technologies, funding options and business models transforming mobility for drivers worldwide.

As the executive director of MDX, Rodriguez led the charge in converting MDX’s expressways to an all-electronic system. Before joining MDX in 2007, Rodriguez spent 16 years with the Florida Department of Transportation, including four years as Director of Transportation Development.

“I am honored to lead IBTTA and its members during this critical time for infrastructure investment,” said Rodriguez. “Our economy and mobility depend on the quality of our highways, bridges and tunnels and the tolling industry is front and center providing solutions to address congestion, mobility, interoperability, and the reconstruction of highways.”

Rodriguez will be a key player in IBTTA’s ongoing efforts to obtain flexibility for the states to meet their individual transportation funding challenges, including through the use of tolling on existing Interstate System routes. Rodriguez will also head up IBTTA’s Moving America Forward public awareness campaign, which IBTTA launched in 2013 to highlight the benefits of tolling to elected officials, policymakers, the media, and the general public. For more information about the Moving America Forward campaign, please click here.