The 94th Annual Convention and Trade Show for TLPA

# 19 Apr 2017

The 94th Annual Convention and Trade Show for TLPA

The last weekend in October 2012 found over one thousand transportation leaders gathering in Las Vegas for the Transportationcabs, Limousine & Paratransit Associations (TLPA) third largest Convention and Trade Show. Twenty-seven educational sessions with important industry-related topics were offered. With ninety-one vendors showcasing their products participants were able to enjoy the industry’s best from start to finish.

Roundtable discussions, always a convention highlight, began the educational portion of the weekend. Eighteen topics ranged from using Social Media to reach new and current customers to Hybrid vehicles and alternative fuels.

The Operator of the Year awards were conferred at the opening of the general session and the Outstanding Contributor to Women in Transportation Award and Industry Service Awards also were awarded.

During the business meeting portion of the convention plans were outlined for how William Rouse will proceed in his term as President. One of his goals is to continue to fight against rogue apps used to hail cabs that ignore or disregard regulations that are put in place for public safety. Working on distracted driving legislation and promoting the new Driver Education Program were also highlighted as goals for the coming year along with the education of members around technologies that help to keep a competitive edge. The year should be a productive one for sure.

On the second day the well-attended breakout sessions explored topics like the How the New Federal Transportation Law Affects You and Strategies for Delivering Peak Demand Transportation Service. Many important topics were explored during these smaller discussions.

The Trade Show also set a record as the second largest with twenty-two vehicles and a whopping ninety-three display booths. Survey respondents rated the exhibits at 99%

Sponsorship for various convention items such as badge holders and hotel room key cards as well as the breakfast and dinners were shared by various sponsors. The amazing support made the convention possible. With the excitement barely dying down, plans are already underway for the 95th Annual Convention &Trade Show to be held in Boston on October 27-31, 2013.