Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has named Frank McCartney, the former executive director of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC), as its new toll industry market leader. In his new position, McCartney will lead PB’s project development, strategic planning, and marketing efforts in the tolling industry. His work will include deployment of electronic tolling technologies; conducting traffic-and-revenue studies; and implementation of highway, bridge and tunnel projects involving tolling. He will be based in the company’s Philadelphia office.
McCartney has over 35 years of transportation industry experience. Since 1999, he served as executive director of the DRJTBC, which is a bi-state agency that owns and operates 20 bridges connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has also held a variety of leadership positions with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), where he served as president in 2011 and provided Congressional testimony on tolling policy making. McCartney has also been involved with the E-ZPass Group, the association of 24 tolling entities in 14 states that provide electronic tolling services. He has been a member of the E-ZPass group’s executive management committee, previously serving as the chairman of the selection committee for next-generation technology. He holds degrees from the University of Scranton.
In announcing his departure, the DRJTBC’s commissioners praised McCartney for spearheading an extensive capital improvement program, with 100 project completions, and for improving customer service through the removal of gates at toll plazas and the installation of express E-ZPass/open road tolling (ORT) at the agency’s two interstate highway toll plazas. DRJTBC chairman, David R DeGerolamo, said, “It is fair to say that he has transformed this agency into one of the best-run and professionalized transportation-service entities in the tri-state region. With his administrative and engineering staffs, he brought the Commission into the 21st Century. New systems became the norm and better planning replaced the old mindset of fixing something once it fails.”
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