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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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    • *November 28, 2018 NTTA RECEIVES AWARD FOR ONLINE FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY
      11/28/2018 12:00 AM

      ​NTTA RECEIVES AWARD FOR ONLINE FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

      PLANO, Texas, Nov. 28, 2018 – The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has recognized the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) with an additional award for its financial transparency.

      The Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program recognizes government entities that “go above and beyond in their online transparency efforts.”

      NTTA earned the additional award for its debt obligations reporting. The Transparency Stars program recognizes entities whose websites show visual and narrative detail about outstanding debt.

      “We continue to ensure the public can examine all of our financial details with just a few clicks of a mouse,” said NTTA Chief Financial Officer Horatio Porter. “We are committed to complete transparency in everything we do.”

      Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said, “By providing essential debt information in a variety of formats, NTTA’s effort achieves the goals set by our Transparency Stars program.”

      For all NTTA online financial information, 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 nine-member board is comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, John Mahalik, Michael Nowels, George “Tex” Quesada, Carl O. Sherman and Jane Willard.

      NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Johnson and Ellis 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 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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    • *October 23, 2018 PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE NEW FOURTH LANE NOW OPEN
      10/23/2018 12:00 AM

      ​PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE NEW FOURTH LANE NOW OPEN

      Provides Traffic Congestion Relief for Drivers East of U.S. 75

      PLANO, Texas – Oct. 23, 2018 – The North Texas Tollway Authority has opened an additional lane of traffic in each direction of the President George Bush Turnpike between U.S. 75 and State Highway 78.

      “This is another part of NTTA’s commitment to decrease traffic congestion for our customers traveling on the President George Bush Turnpike,” said NTTA Assistant Executive Director of Infrastructure Elizabeth Mow. “We have multiple planned and ongoing widening projects on the Turnpike that will enhance the driving experience for our customers.”

      Construction on the widening of this segment of the PGBT began in June 2017. The additional lanes were constructed in the center median.

      With the opening of these lanes, drivers now have four lanes in each direction between SH 78 and the Dallas North Tollway.

      There are still other sections of the PGBT Widening Project under development. Below is information on each and their current status:

       DNT to I-35E (under construction, anticipated completion late 2019)

       I-35E to north of Belt Line Road in Irving (in design phase)

       SH 183 to I-20 (in design phase)

      Information on the PGBT Widening Project and other NTTA improvement projects is available at NTTA.org.

      If you are ever stranded on an NTTA road, help can be on the way just by dialing #999. NTTA’s Roadside Safety Services team members can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They’ve been helping motorists since 2008. Crews can change a flat tire, jump-start a dead battery, add water to a radiator or tow a car to safety. NTTA never charges for this service. (In an emergency, please call 911.)

      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 nine-member board is comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, John Mahalik, Michael Nowels, George “Tex” Quesada, Carl O. Sherman 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 roads.

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    • *October 17, 2018 NTTA WINS PRESTIGIOUS GOVERNMENT FINANCE AWARD
      10/17/2018 12:00 AM

      ​NTTA WINS PRESTIGIOUS GOVERNMENT FINANCE AWARD

      PLANO, Texas – Oct. 17, 2018 – The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) has been honored once again for a high level of financial transparency by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). NTTA received a GFOA certificate of recognition for budget preparation for its 2018 Special Projects System budget.

      NTTA has received the award all six of the years it has been issued. This is the first year that we have also received special recognition for the capital section of the budget and for our performance measures reporting.

      “The presentation of NTTA’s budget documents makes it easy for readers to see the impact of the capital plan on our operating budget, as well as understand how we measure performance,” said NTTA CFO/Assistant Executive Director of Finance Horatio Porter.

      GFOA stated the award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users to read the annual budget.

      For more information about NTTA’s financial reporting, 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 nine-member board is comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, John Mahalik, Michael Nowels, George “Tex” Quesada, Carl O. Sherman and Jane Willard.

      NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Johnson and Ellis 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 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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