The Pennsylvania Turnpike received the Toll Excellence Award in Technology and, again this year, won the President's Award for its innovative smartphone app, TRIP Talk.
TRIP Talk is a hands-free, eyes-free mobile application that delivers roadway advisories to drivers as they travel on the Turnpike. It does not require subscription, or any interaction while driving.
*The IBTTA is the International association for toll facilities. Its mission is to “advance toll financed transportation.” The IBTTA Toll Excellence Awards program “recognizes IBTTA-member toll agencies that are furthering the aims of the industry through creative, innovative and positive programs.” (see www.ibtta.org)
Known as the Toll Excellence Awards, there are 5 awards given in the following categories: Administration, Customer Service, Operations, Social Responsibility and Technology. Of those 5 winners, one is given the prestigious President’s award.