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TLPA Operator of the Year Award Winners


2017
  Paratransit & Contracting Dan Reid, Grove Transit, Hattiesburg, MS
  Limousine & Sedan Berj Harutunian, Vital Transportation, New York, NY
  Taxicab Services Judy Griffin, Southwest Florida Transportation Group, Inc, Fort Myers, FL

Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Lorraine Wilde, Go Airport Shuttle & Executive Car, Fort Lauderdale, MA
 
2016
  Paratransit & Contracting Judy Potter, Black & White Transportation, Toledo OH
  Limousine & Sedan David Friedman, Carmel Car & Limousine Service, New York, NY
  Taxicab Services Nick Cambas, United Taxi, Tampa, FL

Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Jo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Inc., Framingham, MA
  Lifetime Achievement Award
Mitch Rouse, American Logistics Company, Los Angeles, CA

2015
  Paratransit & Contracting Matt Heafner, Yellow Cab of Denver, Denver, CO
  Limousine & Sedan Rick VersaceA1A Airport and Limousine Service, Boca Raton, FL
  Taxicab Services Raye MilesBroadway Cab LLC, Portland, OR
  Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
J.M. "Margie" WilcoxMobile Bay Transportation Company, Mobile, AL
 
2014
  Paratransit & Contracting Shirley Allen, Mercy Transportation, Everett, WA
  Limousine & Sedan Dawson Rutter, Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, Boston, MA
  Taxicab Services Bill George, Kansas City Transportation Group, Kansas City, MO
  Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Mary Smarelli, Transit Express, Milwaukee, WI
 
2013
  Paratransit & Contracting Bud Williams, Wheelchair Transport Service, Inc., Clearwater, FL
  Limousine & Sedan Barry Beall, First Class Executive Limo, Phoenix, AZ
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Brock Rosayn, Metro Taxi of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Judy Swystun, Hampton Roads Transportation, Inc., Norfolk, VA
  Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Isabelle Scalzi, Metro Taxi Connecticut, West Haven, CT
 
2012
  Paratransit & Contracting Jo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Inc., Framingham, MA
  Limousine & Sedan Jeff Maltz, SilverRide, San Francisco, CA
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Glenn Stevenson, Florida Keys Taxi Dispatch, Key West, FL
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Mark Joseph, Veolia Transportation, Baltimore, MD
  Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Jerilyn Ugaste, Blue Cab Company, Forest Park, IL
 
2011
  Paratransit & Contracting David R. Reid, Select Ride Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
  Limousine & Sedan Robert Alexander, RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Trans., Rockville, MD
  Taxicab Services Michael Levine, Yellow Group LLC, Chicago, IL, New York, NY & Baltimore, MD
  Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Judy Swystun, Hampton Roads Transportation, Inc., Norfolk, VA
 
2010
  Paratransit & Contracting Sid Del Cardayre, Van Go Inc. of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  Limousine & Sedan Victor Dizengoff, BCAC, New York, NY
  Taxicab Services Bill Scalzi, Metro Taxi, New Haven, CT
 
2009
  Paratransit & Contracting Thomas Arrighi, A&A Metro Transportation, Bridgewater, MA
  Limousine & Sedan Dean Schuler, Carey New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Jeb Corey, C & H Taxi, Charleston, WV
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Craig Hughes, Total Transit, Inc., Glendale, AZ
 
2008
  Paratransit & Contracting Alan Groedel, Provide A Ride, Cleveland, OH
  Limousine & Sedan David Eckstein, Valera Global, Long Island City, NY
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Caron Wootten, Colonial Transportation, Jackson, MI
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Simon Garber, Chicago Carriage Cab, Chicago, IL
 
2007
  Paratransit & Contracting Anthony "Corky" Renzi, CRT Cabulance, Pittsfield, MA
  Limousine & Sedan Sam Amato, Gateway Limousines Worldwide, Burlingame, CA
  Taxicab Services Murray Rosenberg, Yellow Cab Company, Atlantic City, NJ
 
2006
  Paratransit & Contracting Bill Legare, Valley Transportation Corp., Woonsocket, RI
  Limousine & Sedan Carla & Bob Boroday, Associated Limousine Svcs, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Dick Leshley, Yellow Cab Taxi, Coos Bay, OR
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Anthony Palmeri, Yellow Cab of San Diego, CA
 
2005
  Paratransit & Contracting Sheri Watson, Checker Transportation Group, Kansas City, MO
  Limousine & Sedan Jacob M. Salem, First American Limousine, Boston, MA
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Jo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Framingham, MA
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Geoffrey Riesel, Radio Taxis Group, London, ENGLAND
 
2004
  Paratransit & Contracting Stan Rakestraw, SCR Transportation, Chicago, IL
  Limousine & Sedan Joey Cirruzzo, A Elegant Limousine, Staten Island, NY
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Bill Yuhnke, Liberty Cab Company, Buffalo, NY
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Jim Donnelly, Aboutown Transportation, London, Ontario, CANADA
 
2003
  Paratransit & Contracting Brian Somerman, Metro Mobility, Jenkintown, PA
  Limousine & Sedan Carl Ward, Executive Transportation, Newport, KY
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) John T. "Tom" Jones, Jr., Delta Transit Company, Delta, CO
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Rick Hewatt, Checker Cab Company, Atlanta, GA
 
2002
  Paratransit & Contracting Brian Hunt, Diversified Paratransit, Pomona, CA
  Limousine & Sedan Mike Fogarty, BostonCoach, Everett, MA
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Richard Corey, C & H Taxi, Charleston, WV
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Robert McBride, All Island Taxi, Hempstead, NY
 
2001
  Paratransit & Contracting John Arnet, We Care Transportation, Buffalo, NY
  Limousine & Sedan Guy Mongello, Paradise Limousines, Pinellas Park, FL
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Dan Leonas, City Cab Company, Lewiston, ME
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Larry Slagle, Yellow Cab of NOC, Anaheim, CA
 
2000
  Paratransit & Contracting Jim Barr, Palm Beach Transporta., West Palm Beach, FL
  Limousine & Sedan Jon Chester, Limousines by Linda, San Diego, CA (deceased)
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Charles Williams, Yellow Cab Co., Ashland KY
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Bill Lazar, Luxor Taxi, San Francisco, CA (deceased)
 
1999
  Contracted & Paratransit Margie Wilcox, Mobile Bay Transportation Company, Mobile, AL
  Exec. Sedan & Limo. Serv. John Patti, Buffalo Limousine Service, Buffalo, NY
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Gayle Law, Dalton Taxicab, Dalton, GA (deceased)
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Jamie Campolongo, Yellow Cab Company, Pittsburgh, PA
 
1998
  Contracted & Paratransit Ben Early, Paratransit Services 0f West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  Premium Services John M. Greene, Carey of New England, Braintree, MA
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Derek G. Dillon, River City Yellow Cab, Evansville, IN
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Ellis Houston, United Cab Company, Houston, TX
 
1997
  Contracted & Paratransit Mary Smarelli, Transit Express, Milwaukee, WI
  Premium Services Rod Cunningham, Boca Raton Transp., Boca Raton, FL
  Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Jamie Marlowe, Yellow Cab, Huntington, WV
  Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Jerilyn Ugaste, Blue Cab Company, Oak Park, IL
 
1996
  Contracted & Paratransit Jim McLary, Southeast Transit Mangt., Alexandria, VA
  Premium Services John Acierno, Executive Charge, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
  Taxicab Services Ham Smythe, III, Yellow Cab Company, Memphis, TN
 
1995
  Contracted & Paratransit Robbie Werth, Diamond Transportation., Alexandria, VA
  Premium Services Charles Atchison, Atchison Transportation, Spartanburg, SC
  Taxicab Services Joe Kramer, Blue Line Taxi Company, Ottawa, Ontario, CN
 
1994
  Contracted & Paratransit Gene Stalians, Diversified Paratransit, Pomona, CA
  Premium Services Neal Nichols, Transportation General, Arlington, VA
  Taxicab Services Gerry Cunningham, Dover Taxi, New York, NY
 
1993
  Contracted & Paratransit Henry Moore, CWS Transportation, Plainville, CT
  Premium Services Jim Bell, Bell Transportation, Las Vegas, NV
  Taxicab Services Bruce Bell, Diamond Taxicab Association, Toronto, ON, CN
 
1992
  Contracted & Paratransit Sigmund Zilber, Metro Minibus, Inc, Miami, FL (deceased)
  Premium Services John Hurley, Hurley Limousine, Mountainside, NJ
  Taxicab Services Mitch Rouse, Taxi Systems, Inc., Gardena, CA
 
1991
  Operator of the Year Lee Barnes, Barwood Transportation, Kensington, MD
 
1990
  Small Fleet Operator of the Year Warren & Marlene Carew, Park Taxi, Pinellas Park, FL
  Large Fleet Operator of the Year Ron Stoppelmann, Irene Leasing, New York, NY
 
1989
  Small Fleet Operator of the Year Andrew Lemnotis, Town/Country Transp., New Britain, CT
  Large Fleet Operator of the Year Jerry Feldman, Checker Taxi Co., Chicago, IL
 
1988
  Operator of the Year Reg Kermode, Taxis Combined Services, Sydney, Australia
 
1987
  Operator of the Year Bernice Jay, Yellow Cab, Green Bay, WI (deceased)
 
1986
  Small Fleet Operator of the Year Darren Gutman, Five Sixes Cab, Key West, FL
  Large Fleet Operator of the Year Paul Mears, Jr., Yellow Cab, Orlando, FL
 
1985
  Operator of the Year James Steele, Yellow Cab Cooperative, San Francisco, CA
 
1984
  Operator of the Year Bill Williams, Yellow Cab, Raleigh, NC
 
1983
  Operator of the Year George Kapp, Red Bird Cab, High Point, NC
 
1982
  Operator of the Year George Kamins, Yellow Cab, Houston, TX
 
1981
  Operator of the Year Neal Nichols, Red Top Cab, Arlington, VA
 
1980
  Operator of the Year Jim Sinnott, Yellow Cab, Pittsburgh, PA
 
1979
  Operator of the Year Jesse Gaddis, Yellow Cab, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
1978
  Operator of the Year William Knaus, Colonial Taxi, Bethel Park, PA
 
1977
  Operator of the Year Dick Hunt, Yellow Cab, Indianapolis, IN (deceased)
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