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  • 10/29/2018

    Terry O’Toole of Kansas City Transportation Group Elected TLPA President

    (LAS VEGAS, Nv.)Kansas City transportation executive Terry O’Toole has been elected as the new president of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA), a century-old trade group that represents the interests of for-hire fleet operators across the world.

    O’Toole was elected overwhelmingly by voice vote from the rank-and-file membership at the venerable trade association’s 100th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas. He was immediately sworn in and will serve a one-year term until October 2019.

    In his acceptance speech, O’Toole outlined his platform for presidency, which includes implementing a new strategic plan for the association. The new plan is aimed at broadening membership, expanding member services, improving driver professionalism, and honing TLPA’s leadership as a unified voice of the industry.

    “The transportation landscape is expanding, not shrinking,” O’Toole said. “Our industry is evolving in exciting ways that are filled with opportunity. With an invigorated association, and with the incredible knowledge and know-how of our members, our industry will thrive in the years ahead.”

    The transportation industry has been a part of O’Toole’s family history dating back to the late 1800s when his great grandfather and his brothers owned street cars in Kansas City. While O’Toole did not grow up in the industry, he became general manager for Kansas City Transportation, owned by businessman Bill George, in 2001.

    “Bill encouraged me to experiment with ideas to see what worked,” O’Toole said. “He also taught me that this business is about people, and about how you treat people, whether drivers, or employees or customers. They are all equally important in the chain.”

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