Use of Tolling Facilities
Friday, November 13, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST
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The speaker will discuss how tolling projects can fund infrastrcure in Florida, including rural projects.
Appointed in August 2011, Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti serves as executive director and chief executive officer of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. The enterprise is the eighth district of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and is responsible for the management and operation of the Florida Turnpike System. In addition, the enterprise manages the tolling operations on non-turnpike department-owned facilities. Comprised of a 320 mile mainline and nine expansion facilities, Florida’s turnpike system is over 480 centerline miles of tolled facilities. Under her leadership, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is pioneering concepts such as express lanes on toll facilities, pursuit of regional interoperability, and the development of a transportation technology center for excellence for Florida. A proven leader who brings more than 25 years of toll road experience to the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, Diane previously served as executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, retiring after a 21-year career. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s of science from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Diane is a member of the executive board of the Florida Department of Transportation, and serves on the boards of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association and the Alliance for Toll Interoperability. In 2006, Diane was honored by the Executive Women of New Jersey’s Salute to the Policymakers Annual Dinner. A member of Advancing Women in Transportation (WTS), she was named 2013 Woman of the Year by the Central Florida Chapter.