IBTTA Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Jim Oberstar

May 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association Executive Director and CEO Patrick Jones issued the following statement today upon hearing the news on the passing of former Rep. Jim Oberstar:

“We join America and the state of Minnesota in mourning the passing of Jim Oberstar, former Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Jim Oberstar dedicated his life to public service and was a champion of the importance of infrastructure investment. His keen intellect and command of history and transportation policy earned him the respect and admiration of all who knew him. We will miss him and extend our sympathies to his family.”

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in more than 20 countries and on six continents. Through advocacy, thought leadership and education, members are implementing state-of-the-art, innovative user-based transportation financing solutions to address the critical infrastructure challenges of the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ibtta.org or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.