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    • NTTA, DPS URGE WORK ZONE SAFETY AWARENESS
      4/8/2019 12:00 AM

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      NTTA, DPS URGE WORK ZONE SAFETY AWARENESS
       
      WHAT:
       
       
       
       
       
      More than ever, distracted driving endangers drivers and highway workers across North Texas. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) holds its Work Zone Safety Awareness campaign April 8-12. Staff from the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) join FHWA in asking the public to slow down, stay off the phone and pay attention in work zones to prevent highway worker injuries and fatalities.
      WHO:     
      · NTTA Assistant Executive Director of Infrastructure Elizabeth Mow
      · NTTA Maintenance Staffer Santiago Peralta (English/Spanish)
      · NTTA Roadside Safety Services Staffer Kareem Williams
      · DPS Staff Sergeant Kyle Bradford
       
      WHEN:
      11:00 a.m. Tues., April 9
       
      WHERE:
      NTTA building on southbound Dallas Parkway, ½ mile south of Parker Rd., Plano
       
       
       
       
      VISUALS/SOUND:
       
       
       
      · NTTA, DPS speakers asking for the public’s help
      · Safety vehicle damaged while helping stranded driver
      · #999 (Quick call-for-help program)
      · Red Thumbs (Anti-distracted driving program)
       
       
      About the NTTA
      The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects across the North Texas region. The nine-member board is comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, Pete Kamp, Marcus Knight, John Mahalik, George “Tex” Quesada and Jane Willard.
       
      NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, and Tarrant counties and owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, Chisholm Trail Parkway and the 360 Tollway. NTTA raises capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.
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    • NTTA WINS “PUBLIC ENTITY OF THE YEAR” AWARD
      4/3/2019 12:00 AM

      PLANO, Texas – March 1, 2019 – The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) won the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association’s (RHCA) “Public Entity of the Year” award at the association’s 12th annual Pillar Awards March 1 in Dallas.

       
      NTTA works closely with the RHCA, other regional contractor associations and qualified disadvantaged, minority-owned and woman-owned business enterprises (D/M/WBE) through its Business Diversity Department.
       
      “We design our business diversity programs to identify and strengthen D/M/WBEs,” said NTTA Business Diversity Director Moses Aito. “We are honored the RHCA has recognized us for producing great partnerships.”
       
      NTTA faced formidable competition in the category, including: City of Arlington, UNT Dallas, Trinity Metro, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Dallas ISD.
       
      For more about NTTA’s business diversity efforts, visit NTTA.org.
       
      About the NTTA
      The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects across the North Texas region. The nine-member board is comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, Pete Kamp, Marcus Knight, John Mahalik, George “Tex” Quesada and Jane Willard.
       
      NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, and Tarrant counties and owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, Chisholm Trail Parkway and the 360 Tollway. NTTA raises capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.
       
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    • TOWN OF FAIRVIEW DECLARES NTTA “RED THUMB” DAY
      4/3/2019 12:00 AM

      PLANO, Texas – April 3, 2019 – During the Town of Fairview’s April 2 council meeting, Mayor Darion Culbertson issued a proclamation designating April 23 as the town’s “Red Thumb Day” in support of NTTA’s anti-distracted driving Red Thumb program.

      In 2015, NTTA brought the national Red Thumb movement home to North Texas. This campaign aims to end distracted driving by encouraging drivers to make some part of their thumbs red as a reminder to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times. Since then, the local program has grown to include more than 40 municipal, community and business partners.

      The sixth international “My Red Thumb Day” will be held April 23.

      “The NTTA, along with its community partners, is asking drivers to take accountability and stop their dangerous behavior behind the wheel and to remember the fight to end distracted driving begins with them,” said Culbertson.

      Thumb bands are available for free at any NTTA Customer Service Center. Drivers can also paint a thumb nail red or create their own personal reminder to put their phones down while driving.

      Data shows those who text while driving are 23 percent more likely to be involved in a crash.

      With the help of NTTA’s partners, more than 140,000 specially made NTTA “W8 2 TXT” (wait to text) thumb bands serve as visual reminders to drivers across North Texas.

       

      Drivers can join NTTA’s Red Thumb movement via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #myredthumbNTTA

       

      About the NTTA

       

      The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects across the North Texas region. The nine-member board is

      comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, Pete Kamp, Marcus Knight, John Mahalik, George “Tex” Quesada and Jane Willard.

      NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, and Tarrant counties and owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, Chisholm Trail Parkway and the 360 Tollway. NTTA raises capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.

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    • NTTA BOARD TO ADD TWO NEW APPOINTEES
      1/8/2019 12:00 AM

      ​PLANO, Texas – Jan. 8, 2019 – Marcus Knight and Pete Kamp are joining the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) Board of Directors as Dallas and Denton County appointees, respectively.


      Knight was appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court. He will succeed Carl Sherman, who stepped down after he won election to Texas House of Representatives, District 109.


      Kamp was appointed by the Denton County Commissioners Court. She will succeed Michael Nowels, who served on the NTTA Board since 2007.

      “Both appointees have extensive public service backgrounds, and their knowledge of transportation issues will be very valuable as we work to meet the demands of the region’s explosive growth,” said NTTA Board Chairman Kenneth Barr.


      Knight served as the first African-American mayor of Lancaster from 2008-18. He has served on the Lancaster Economic Development Corporation Board, the Lancaster Planning and Zoning Commission and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Board. Knight was a past-president of the Metroplex Mayors Association and a North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) executive board member. He is president and chief operating officer for Knight Waste Services, Ltd.


      Kamp was a member of the Denton City Council for 11 years, serving as mayor pro tem for eight years and as chair of the mobility committee. She served on the NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council for 10 years, rising to the position of chair. She also served on the North America Super Corridor Coalition and the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition. She is a partner in Premier Sales Group Inc. and a partner in 3GT Holdings.
      For more information about other members of the NTTA Board of Directors, visit NTTA.org.

      About NTTA
       
      The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects across the North Texas region. The Board is comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, John Mahalik, George “Tex” Quesada and Jane Willard.
       
      NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, and Tarrant counties and owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, Chisholm Trail Parkway and the 360 Tollway. NTTA raises capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.
       
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