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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.



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