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The information below chronicles TLPA's activities from June 2015 to present. If you'd like to know more, click here for news going all the way back to 2003!

  • 10/11/2018
    TLPA Announces 2018 Operator and Driver of the Year Awards

    The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards program recognizing the top fleet operators and drivers in the transportation industry.

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  • 8/21/2018
    Tech Founder, Top Disney Executive, and Best-selling Author to Deliver Keynote Speeches at 100th TLPA Convention

    Views from Silicon Valley, lessons from Walt Disney, and one author’s inspiration from a taxi driver set stage for centennial TLPA gathering in Vegas

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  • 7/5/2018
    Taxicab Limousine & Paratransit Association Holds 2018 Legislative Fly-In on Capitol Hill

    Members from around U.S. meet with their representatives to advance group’s top legislative priorities

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  • 6/5/2018
    TLPA Looks Toward Las Vegas for Its 100th Annual Convention

    With a new format, new technology and new speakers, TLPA hatches plans for its most important gathering of the century.

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  • 4/23/2018
    TLPA Sets Table for Industry Changes at Oklahoma City Gathering

    In a schedule packed with industry updates, breakout sessions and the latest products showcased by vendors, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association’s (TLPA) Spring Conference & Expo last week unveiled new customizable features for national marketing program, hosted numerous technology discussions, and offered helpful advice on improved operations.

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  • 3/13/2018
    TLPA Launches Podcast

    The 100-year-old Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) launched its new podcast series this month, offering a new and exciting way for providers of local passenger transportation for-hire to stay ahead of transportation news.

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  • 2/8/2018
    Fleet Operators Head to the Great Plains for TLPA Spring Transportation Summit

    The world's top professional for-hire transportation fleet operators and industry vendors will head to America's Great Plains this April, when Oklahoma City will host the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association's (TLPA) Spring Conference & Expo.

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  • 1/10/2018
    Statement Regarding Fort Lauderdale Uber Ruling

    Today, the District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida decided that Uber and Broward County cannot keep secret the number of trips by Uber drivers to the Fort Lauderdale Airport and the fees paid to the county. As the court said in its decision “the right to examine public records belongs to the public.” We agree. The public deserves to know the impact of ride-hails to the community, especially as it relates to congestion at the airport. A level-playing field is critical for the success of local taxi companies competing with TNCs, and today’s decision is a step in the right direction.

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  • 11/8/2017
    TLPA Annual Convention Lays Groundwork for New Strategic Vision of For-Hire Fleet Industry

    The city of Denver hosted the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association’s 99th Annual Convention & Trade Show last month. With support from premier sponsor Autocab, the convention brought together decision-makers from fleets across the U.S. and around the world, all eager to learn about the industry’s latest innovations and best practices.

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  • 10/10/2017
    Arizona CEO to Head Major International Transportation Association

    Mike Pinckard, a transportation executive with a track record in growth and innovation, has today been named President of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA), the world’s oldest and largest trade group of the for-hire transportation industry.

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  • 8/4/2017
    TLPA to Unveil National Marketing Campaign At 99th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Denver

    The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) will host its 99th Annual Convention & Trade Show from October 8-12 in Denver, Colorado, bringing together some of the world's top fleet owners and industry vendors to share best business practices and to celebrate the trade group's 100th anniversary.

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  • 7/28/2017
    TLPA Concludes Successful Mid-Year International Leadership Conference in Alaska

    About fifty transportation leaders from across North America gathered July 12-14 for the TLPA Mid-Year International Leadership Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, an event that was marked by a robust line-up of transportation operators, expert panelists and vendors pointing the way forward for the industry.

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  • 7/21/2017
    TLPA Announces New Dues Structure, Giving Organizations More Choice and Cost Savings

    The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) today announced a new membership dues structure aimed at giving fleet operators and nonprofit trade associations greater choice and allowing for greater savings. The new structure also provides flat-fee memberships for industry suppliers and public sector entities.

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  • 6/14/2017
    Fleet Operators from Across US Take to Capitol Hill, Calling for Fingerprinted Drivers and a Level Playing Field at Airports

    Transportation fleet operators from around the country met with federal lawmakers June 13 in Washington, DC, bringing with them messages urging safety measures on federal contracts and fair business practices at America’s airports.

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  • 5/18/2017
    North to the Future: Transportation Operators Head to Alaska for TLPA Mid-Year International Leadership Conference in July

    For-hire transportation fleet operators will head to Alaska from July 12 to 15 for the annual leadership conference hosted by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA).

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  • 5/11/2017
    New Insurance Rates, Competition with TNCs, and Driverless Cars Among Discussions at Enthusiastic TLPA Spring Conference & Expo

    Several hundred enthusiastic attendees gathered April 25-27 for the TLPA’s Spring Conference & Expo in Palm Springs, California, an event that was marked by a robust line-up of transportation operators, experts, panelists and vendors pointing the way forward for the industry.

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  • 3/15/2017
    Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association Celebrates 100th Year of Moving Fleets Forward

    The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) celebrates its 100 th anniversary this year, marking a century of representing the needs of for-hire transportation companies that serve business travelers, tourists, people with disabilities and the general public—a proud legacy of service that began with the iconic yellow taxicab during the first part of the 20th century.

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  • 2/9/2017
    Transportation Industry to Pitch ‘Big Tent’ Meeting in the California Desert: Two Major Transportation Associations Join Forces for Palm Springs Conference and Expo

    Members of two major organizations in the for-hire transportation industry will converge in April in the beautiful Sonoran desert in California for a combined conference.

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  • 12/8/2016
    Through TLPA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Reaches Out to Professional Drivers for Marketplace Enrollment

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a commitment from the largest association of for-hire transportation fleet operators to support enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace of affiliated drivers, transportation workers and the public.

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  • 11/3/2016
    New Haven Business Leader Named President of Major International Transportation Association

    Bill Scalzi remembers fondly how, as a teenager, the head mechanic at his father’s taxi company in Meriden, Connecticut, taught him how to fix an engine.

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  • 10/24/2016
    Transportation Association Names Best Drivers, Operators and Industry Leaders for 2016

    The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual driver, operator and industry leader awards.

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  • 9/16/2016
    TLPA Applauds Federal Government’s Inclusion of Taxicabs and Liveries in Bill Providing Benefits Relief During Metro Repairs

    The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) applauds the federal government’s inclusion of taxicabs and liveries in the bill allowing federal workers to temporarily use their transit benefits on alternative forms of transportation while the Washington, DC Metrorail system undergoes extensive repairs.

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  • 8/18/2016
    With Generous Donations Topping $1.1 Million, Transportation Industry Helps Local Charities

    Owners of licensed for-hire transportation fleets gave more than $1.1 million to local charities of their choice in the last year, according to a new survey by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA).

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  • 6/22/2016
    National Transportation Groups Push for Fingerprinting of Drivers

    The National Limousine Association (NLA) and the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) jointly announced a unified position today calling for all drivers who transport passengers for a fee to be subject to national fingerprint-based background checks.

  • 4/13/2016
    Three Major North American Transportation Apps Partner with UpTop

    The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA), in partnership with the European-based road transport organization IRU, is pleased to announce three additional major North American apps—zTrip, Curb and The Ride—have joined IRU’s UpTop global taxi network.

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  • 3/8/2016
    National Poll Shows Passengers Want Uber Drivers Fingerprinted

    81% of Respondents Say “Feeling Safe” is Top Concern with Rides-for-Hire; 68% View Fingerprint Background Checks for Drivers As Top Priority

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  • 2/22/2016
    Kalamazoo Shooting Spree Puts Uber in Spotlight over Safety Concerns

    Some are questioning the ride-sharing company’s less stringent safety standards after driver Jason Dalton completed rides between several shootings in Michigan

  • 2/16/2016
    Taxi Industry Hits Back

    Kristine Hubbard of Toronto’s Beck Taxi (TLPA member) addresses Taxi vs. Uber

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  • 11/4/2015
    Dwight Kines Is Elected as President of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association

    Top Exec at Yellow Cab of Baltimore Outlines Agenda to Evolve and Compete in the Transportation Industry

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  • 10/21/2015
    National Transportation Trade Association Announces Transportation Industry Award Winners

    TLPA will award top honors within the for-hire transportation industry next week to seven individuals who have shown exemplary service, safety and commitment to their professions.

  • 9/21/2015
    Viva the For-Hire Vehicle Transportation Industry! TLPA Returns to Las Vegas for 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show

    As it does every three years, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) will return to Las Vegas for its 97th Annual Convention and Trade Show October 26-30, 2015.

  • 6/23/2015
    Transportation Industry Group’s Members Lend Charitable Hand, Donating Nearly $1.7 Million to Charity

    The licensed for-hire transportation industry donated nearly $1.7 million to worthy efforts in their communities, a new survey shows.