The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) has elected a senior California tolling executive as its 2021 second vice president.
Andrew Fremier, deputy executive director, operations for the Bay Area Toll Authority (Bata), Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in San Francisco.
IBTTA president Mark Compton called Fremier "a visionary who thinks strategically and long-term".
“His skillset and expertise bring great value to IBTTA and the tolling and transportation industries as we confront enormous challenges presented by the pandemic and an uncertain economy,” Compton added.
Fremier was elected by IBTTA’s board of directors.
“I am thrilled and honored that my fellow members of IBTTA have entrusted me with this leadership position,” he said.
A licensed civil engineer, Fremier oversees the administration of all toll revenue from the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges.
The revenue is used to fund day-to-day operation, maintenance and administration of the bridges, as well as to support regional transit services and to fund voter-approved highway and transit improvements in the bridge corridors.
Fremier also manages MTC’s operations and electronic payments sections, overseeing the Bay Area’s 511 traveller information system, Express Lanes network, the Clipper electronic transit-fare card program, and the FasTrak electronic toll collection system.
Previously Fremier held a variety of positions during a 20-year career at California DoT (Caltrans), including leading the toll bridge and highway construction programme, and developing the toll bridge seismic retrofit programme.