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TLPA Awards

Nominations for the 2017 Awards Are Open!

Please plan to join us at our Annual Convention & Trade Show
to help us recognize this year's honorees!

The most sought-after honors in for-hire transportation, TLPA’s awards shine a spotlight on our members’ top professionals—their achievements, commitment to their fields and industry, and service to their communities.

Recognizing the best of the best, these awards are exceptional recruitment, retention and public relations tools for our members and industry.

Operator of the Year Awards

Help us acknowledge the for-hire vehicle industry's best executives/operators of taxicab, limousine and paratransit services in 2017! Nominate an exceptional CEO or owner with a focus on professionalism, customer service, safety, service to TLPA and the for-hire vehicle industry, and supporting their communities through spirited involvement in local affairs.

Nomination Form

Meet the 2016 winners:

  • Taxicab Operator of the Year Nick Cambas of United Taxi in Tampa, FL
  • Limousine & Sedan Operator of the Year David Friedman of Carmel Car & Limousine Service in New York, NY
  • Paratransit & Contracting Operator of the Year Judy Potter of Black & White Transportation in Toledo, OH


Driver of the Year Awards sponsored by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Foundation (TLPF)

Help us acknowledge the for-hire vehicle industry's best drivers in 2017! For each TLPA operating division—taxicab, limousine and paratransit—nominate a driver who has exhibited exceptional qualities in the areas of service, responsibility and professionalism. They should be drivers who truly put their passengers’ needs before their own. Each of the chosen drivers will receive a complimentary annual convention meeting registration and a check for $500. Plus, the TLPF will reimburse the driver's company for up to $700 in travel expenses.

Nomination Form

Meet the 2016 winners:

  • Taxicab Driver of the Year Enders Abdu of Yellow Checker Cab Co. in San Jose, CA
  • Limousine & Sedan Chauffeur of the Year Frank Johnson of Executive Transportation in Newport, KY
  • Paratransit & Contracting Driver of the Year Gregg Katz of 10/10 Taxi in Kansas City, MO


Outstanding Contributor to Women in Transportation

Help us acknowledge a member of the for-hire vehicle industry who has demonstrated an innovative or unique approach to increasing the influence, participation and visibility of women in transportation. Nominees should have a strong and ongoing track record of leadership (implementation of exceptional management practices), influence in the industry (achievements and contributions), community service (efforts that bring credit to the industry), and service to the industry through active involvement in TLPA and other organizations.

Nomination Form

Meet the 2016 winner:

  • Outstanding Contributor to Women in Transportation Jo-Anne Thompson of Tommy's Taxi, Inc. in Framingham, MA
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