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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


    (ROCKVILLE, Md.) - 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.

    The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is pleased to announce it will host the TLPA Spring Conference & Expo in Palm Springs, California, from April 25 to 28, an event timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the Taxicab Paratransit Association of California (TPAC) in the same location.

    “We are thrilled to join forces at this important conference with our esteemed colleagues from TPAC,” said Alfred LaGasse, the CEO of TLPA, an association that is celebrating its 100 th year. “Our agendas align on so many pressing issues of our time, and this sort of ‘big tent’ gathering is extremely valuable as we move our fleets forward through all of the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”

    The Spring Conference & Expo / TPAC Annual Meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. To register for the event and take advantage of discounted room rates, please visit www.tlpa.org/Spring-Conference. Space is limited and attendees will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

    TLPA's first meeting of the year, the Spring Conference provides innovative educational programs and networking opportunities. Its Expo will feature tabletop and floor exhibits from the industry's leading vendors, showcasing the newest products and services designed to help members grow their businesses. TLPA’s committees and board will also carry out the association’s agenda at meetings held during the conference.

    Some 350 people are expected to attend the combined conference. Participants’ registration fees cover all food and beverage functions in the exhibit hall and all open meetings. The annual spring event provides a more intimate setting than many other industry events, allowing vendors to concentrate on their customers in a relaxed atmosphere, set this year against the backdrop of the stunning California desert.

    About TLPA:

    Established in 1917, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is a non-profit trade association of and for the private passenger transportation industry. Its extensive membership spans the globe to include 1,000 taxicab companies, executive sedan and limousine services, airport shuttle fleets, non-emergency medical transportation companies, paratransit services, and industry vendors. For more information, please visit  www.tlpa.org.

    About TPAC:

    The Taxicab Paratransit Association of California (TPAC) is a nonprofit trade association formed in 1968 to represent the interests of operators comprising the taxicab/paratransit industry of the state. Member companies range from the largest fleets to small owner operated firms.

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