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  • 9/24/2019

    National Limousine Association and The Transportation Alliance in Merger Discussions


    Eyeing 2020 Completion Date, Boards of Two Transportation Industry Powerhouses in Support of ‘Merger of Equals’

    Logo: The Transportation Alliance

    Logo: National Limousine Association



    The two biggest trade associations in the for-hire passenger transportation industry announced today that they are in earnest discussions to merge in 2020.

    The National Limousine Association (NLA) and The Transportation Alliance (formerly known as the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association) have been in exploratory merger talks for several months to outline the operating framework of the combined organizations. Now, with the initial support of both boards behind them, the groups will continue to advance their discussions.

    Photo: Terry O'Toole
    Terry O'Toole

    “This would be a win for our combined membership and a win for industry vendors,” said Terry O’Toole, president of The Transportation Alliance. “With our associations merged, we see a bright future where our members save money, where our vendors can meet under one roof, and where our unified messages are amplified like never before.”

    Photo: Gary Buffo
    Gary Buffo

    “From the first discussion, both associations approached this as a true merger of equals,” said Gary Buffo, president of the NLA. “That spirit of cooperation has brought us to this exciting point today. We each bring significant strengths to the table that, when you add them together, create an impressive and powerful organization serving as the voice of our industry.”

    The boards of both organizations have reviewed and approved in principle the structure under which the new organization will operate.

    Each organization hosts annual conferences and trade shows. Both groups expect to address the possible merger at their respective upcoming meetings. The NLA hosts a membership meeting at the Westin Boston Waterfront on Oct. 14 during the Chauffeur Driven Show from 13-16. The Transportation Alliance hosts its convention and expo, Mobilize 2019, at Bally’s Las Vegas on Oct. 16-19.
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