Thursday, October 28, 2021

Spring Conference TLPA Rockville, Md. — The world’s top for-hire transportation operators and industry vendors will head to America’s Great Plains this April, when Oklahoma City will host the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association’s (TLPA’s) Spring Conference & Expo from April 10-12.

Hosted at the Renaissance Convention Center Hotel & Spa, the event promises to be packed with seminars, roundtable discussions, and exhibitors to help today’s fleets succeed.

Executives, managers, and other decision-makers will gain new insights for success on a variety of subjects, including: TLPA’s new Ride Local marketing campaign; a strategic planning process that is mapping a vision for the future of the industry and the association’s role in what lies ahead; how to transition to soft meters in taxis; how to make more money through motorcoaches; working constructively with transportation brokers; strategies for improving taxi service; hiring and retaining skilled paratransit drivers; and how to survive a DOT audit.

The casual Expo Hall offers a great one-on-one opportunity for vendors and operators to meet in a relaxed environment to compare products and prices. Attendees will also learn about the latest industry products and services from more than 30 of the industry’s leading vendors. Companies already contracted to exhibit include Bronze sponsor Flywheel, as well as Autocab International, AMF-Bruns of America, Atlas Financial Holdings, Azpired, Bankers Insurance, BiTS, Curb Mobility, iCabbi USA, Logisticare Solutions, MobilityWorks Taxi, Professional Insurance Center, Taxi Butler, Taxi Charger, ZipWhip and 3 Taxi Guys.

Conference-goers will have the chance to visit the operations of Airport Express, Inc./MedRide as the conference’s host operator, which, in a mouth-watering twist, will also be the site of a special BBQ dinner arranged by 3 Taxi Guys, a barbecue sauce company formed by three longtime taxicab operators and TLPA members. The company will bring its taxi-turned-barbecue smoker to Oklahoma City specially for this event.

“There has never been a better time to be a TLPA member, to get involved in this organization, and to position your company for future success,” said TLPA President Mike Pinckard of Total Transit, an Arizona-based transportation management services company. “This is where the conversations about the future of our industry are happening. No matter how big or small the fleet, there is always something at these conferences that will help you improve your operations and your bottom line.”

Visit to sign up for the TLPA Spring Conference & Expo, or to find the meeting agenda and hotel reservation information.