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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

    (Rockville, Maryland) - The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is pleased to announce it has named Dwight Kines, vice president of the Mid-Atlantic region at Transdev On Demand, which owns and operates Yellow and Checker Cab Company of Baltimore and a number of other transportation companies, as the new president of the nearly 100-year-old trade association.

    Kines is based in Baltimore, Maryland, and is responsible for fourteen transportation operations representing over $45 million in revenue. The companies operate eleven hundred vehicles in taxi, airport shuttles, and luxury sedan operations. They serve four major airports and the Gaylord Resort property in National Harbor (Prince Georges County), Maryland.

    He was sworn into office on October 29 during the TLPA's 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a speech to members, Kines outlined his agenda for his term. He plans to focus on those areas of his industry that are critical to fighting Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, in jurisdictions where they operate illegally. These areas include addressing the industry's image, recognizing business opportunities to unify against the competition, and continuing to apply new technologies for better customer service.

    "We are doing our members a disservice if we don't start spending more of our energy on showing and telling you how to compete in this new world. Yes, we are under attack, but our industry has weapons to fight back and we need to give you more," Kines told a packed room of 1,000 industry leaders moments after being sworn in as the association's president.

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