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TLPA Award Winners

Presented below is a list of the top professionals in our industry--our Operator of the Year, Outstanding Contributor to Women in Transportation, and Lifetime Achievement award winners. To learn more about those who won from 2004 through today, just click on the year!

But what about our Driver of the Year winners? Click on any year from 2004 through today to learn all about who won that year!

2018

Paratransit & Contracting Frank Ciccarella, Chicago, IL

Limousine & Sedan Nikko and Matt Assolin, Nikko's Worldwide Chauffeured Services, Houston, TX

Taxicab Services Robert DeLucia Sr., Star Transportation Group, Pittsburgh, PA

Outstanding Contributor to
Women in Transportation
Judy Griffin, Southwest Florida Transportation Group, Inc., Ft. Myers, FL (deceased)

2017

Paratransit & Contracting Dan Reid, Grove Transit, Hattiesburg, MS

Limousine & Sedan Berj Haroutunian, Vital Transportation, Long Island City, NY

Taxicab Services Judy Griffin, Southwest Florida Transportation Group, Inc., Ft. Myers, FL (deceased)

Outstanding Contributor to
Women in Transportation
Lorraine Wilde, Go Airport Shuttle & Executive Car, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Lifetime Achievement Alfred LaGasse, Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association, Rockville, MD

2016

Paratransit & Contracting Judy Potter, Black & White Transportation, Toledo, OH

Limousine & Sedan David Friedman, Carmel Car & Limousine Service, New York, NY

Taxicab Services Nick Cambas, United Taxi, Tampa, FL

Outstanding Contributor to
Women in Transportation
Jo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Inc., Framingham, MA

Lifetime Achievement
Mitch Rouse, American Logistics Company, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Paratransit & Contracting Matt Heafner, Yellow Cab of Denver, Denver, CO

Limousine & Sedan Rick Versace, A1A Airport and Limousine Service, Boca Raton, FL

Taxicab Services Raye Miles, Broadway Cab LLC, Portland, OR

Outstanding Contributor to
Women in Transportation
J.M. "Margie" Wilcox, Mobile Bay Transportation, Mobile Bay, AL

Lifetime Achievement Neal C. Nichols, Red Top Cab Company, Arlington, VA

Lifetime Achievement William Hamilton "Ham" Smythe III, Yellow Cab Co., Memphis, TN

2014

Paratransit & Contracting Shirley Allen, Mercy Transportation, Everett, WA

Limousine & Sedan Dawson Rutter, Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, Boston, MA

Taxicab Services Bill George, Kansas City Transportation Group, Kansas City, MO

Outstanding Contributor to
Women in Transportation
Mary Smarelli, Transit Express, Milwaukee, WI

Lifetime Achievement Jesse Gaddis, Yellow Cab Co., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2013

Paratransit & Contracting Bud Williams, Wheelchair Transport Service, Inc., Clearwater, FL

Limousine & Sedan Barry Beall, First Class Executive Limo, Phoenix, AZ

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Brock Rosayn, Metro Taxi of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Judy Swystun, Hampton Roads Transportation, Inc., Norfolk, VA

Outstanding Contributor to
Women in Transportation
Isabelle Scalzi, Metro Taxi Connecticut, West Haven, CT

2012

Paratransit & Contracting Jo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Inc., Framingham, MA

Limousine & Sedan Jeff Maltz, SilverRide, San Francisco, CA

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Glenn Stevenson, Florida Keys Taxi Dispatch, Key West, FL

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Mark Joseph, Veolia Transportation, Baltimore, MD

Outstanding Contributor to
Women in Transportation
Jerilyn Ugaste, Blue Cab Company, Forest Park, IL

2011

Paratransit & Contracting David R. Reid, Select Ride Inc., Ann Arbor, MI

Limousine & Sedan Robert Alexander, RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Trans., Rockville, MD

Taxicab Services Michael Levine, Yellow Group LLC, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, & Baltimore, MD

Outstanding Contributor to
Women in Transportation
Judy Swystun, Hampton Roads Transportation, Inc., Norfolk, VA

2010

Paratransit & Contracting J. Sid del Cardayre, Van Go Inc. of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Limousine & Sedan Victor Dizengoff, BCAC, New York, NY

Taxicab Services Bill Scalzi, Metro Taxi, New Haven, CT

2009

Paratransit & Contracting Thomas Arrighi, A&A Metro Transportation, Bridgewater, MA

Limousine & Sedan Dean Schuler, Carey New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Jeb Corey, C & H Taxi, Charleston, WV

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Craig Hughes, Total Transit, Inc., Glendale, AZ

2008

Paratransit & Contracting Alan Groedel, Provide A Ride, Cleveland, OH

Limousine & Sedan David Eckstein, Valera Global, Long Island City, NY

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Caron Wootten, Colonial Transportation, Jackson, MI

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Simon Garber, Chicago Carriage Cab, Chicago, IL

2007

Paratransit & Contracting Anthony "Corky" Renzi, CRT Cabulance, Pittsfield, MA

Limousine & Sedan Sam Amato, Gateway Limousines Worldwide, Burlingame, CA

Taxicab Services Murray Rosenberg, Yellow Cab Company, Atlantic City, NJ

2006

Paratransit & Contracting Bill Legare, Valley Transportation Corp., Woonsocket, RI

Limousine & Sedan Carla & Bob Boroday, Associated Limousine Svcs., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Dick Leshley, Yellow Cab Taxi, Coos Bay, OR

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Anthony Palmeri, Yellow Cab of San Diego, CA

2005

Paratransit & Contracting Sheri Watson, Checker Transportation Group, Kansas City, MO

Limousine & Sedan Jacob M. Salem, First American Limousine, Boston, MA

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Jo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Framingham, MA

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Geoffrey Riesel, Radio Taxis Group, London, United Kingdom

2004

Paratransit & Contracting Stan Rakestraw, SCR Transportation, Chicago, IL

Limousine & Sedan Joey Cirruzzo, A Elegant Limousine, Staten Island, NY

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Bill Yuhnke, Liberty Cab Company, Buffalo, NY

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Jim Donnelly, Aboutown Transportation, London, ON Canada

2003

Paratransit & ContractingBrian Somerman, Metro Mobility, Jenkintown, PA

Limousine & SedanCarl Ward, Executive Transportation, Newport, KY

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)John T. "Tom" Jones Jr., Delta Transit Company, Delta, CO

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Rick Hewatt, Checker Cab Company, Atlanta, GA

2002

Paratransit & Contracting Brian Hunt, Diversified Paratransit, Pomona, CA

Limousine & Sedan Mike Fogarty, BostonCoach, Everett, MA

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Richard Corey, C & H Taxi, Charleston, WV

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Robert McBride, All Island Taxi, Hempstead, NY

2001

Paratransit & Contracting John Arnet, We Care Transportation, Buffalo, NY

Limousine & Sedan Guy Mongello, Paradise Limousines, Pinellas Park, FL

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Dan Leonas, City Cab Company, Lewiston, ME

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Larry Slagle, Yellow Cab of NOC, Anaheim, CA

2000

Paratransit & Contracting Jim Barr, Palm Beach Transportation, West Palm Beach, FL

Limousine & Sedan Jon Chester, Limousines by Linda, San Diego, CA (deceased)

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Charles Williams, Yellow Cab Co., Ashland, KY

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Bill Lazar, Luxor Taxi, San Francisco, CA (deceased)

1999

Contracted & Paratransit Margie Wilcox, Mobile Bay Transportation Company, Mobile, AL

Exec. Sedan & Limo. Serv. John Patti, Buffalo Limousine Service, Buffalo, NY

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Gayle Law, Dalton Taxicab, Dalton, GA (deceased)

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Jamie Campolongo, Yellow Cab Company, Pittsburgh, PA

1998

Contracted & Paratransit Ben Early, Paratransit Services of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Premium Services John M. Greene, Carey of New England, Braintree, MA

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Derek G. Dillon, River City Yellow Cab, Evansville, IN

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Ellis Houston, United Cab Company, Houston, TX

1997

Contracted & Paratransit Mary Smarelli, Transit Express, Milwaukee, WI

Premium Services Rod Cunningham, Boca Raton Transp., Boca Raton, FL

Taxicab Services (Small Fleet) Jamie Marlowe, Yellow Cab, Huntington, WV

Taxicab Services (Large Fleet) Jerilyn Ugaste, Blue Cab Company, Oak Park, IL

1996

Contracted & Paratransit Jim McLary, Southeast Transit Mangt., Alexandria, VA

Premium Services John Acierno, Executive Charge, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

Taxicab Services William Hamilton "Ham" Smythe III, Yellow Cab Co., Memphis, TN

1995

Contracted & Paratransit Robbie Werth, Diamond Transportation, Alexandria, VA

Premium Services Charles Atchison, Atchison Transportation, Spartanburg, SC

Taxicab Services Joe Kramer, Blue Line Taxi Company, Ottawa, ON Canada

1994

Contracted & Paratransit Gene Stalians, Diversified Paratransit, Pomona, CA

Premium Services Neal Nichols, Transportation General, Arlington, VA

Taxicab Services Gerry Cunningham, Dover Taxi, New York, NY

1993

Contracted & Paratransit Henry Moore, CWS Transportation, Plainville, CT

Premium Services Jim Bell, Bell Transportation, Las Vegas, NV

Taxicab Services Bruce Bell, Diamond Taxicab Association, Toronto, ON Canada

1992

Contracted & Paratransit Sigmund Zilber, Metro Minibus, Inc., Miami, FL (deceased)

Premium Services John Hurley, Hurley Limousine, Mountainside, NJ

Taxicab Services Mitch Rouse, Taxi Systems, Inc., Gardena, CA

1991

Operator of the Year Lee Barnes, Barwood Transportation, Kensington, MD

1990

Small Fleet Operator of the Year
Warren & Marlene Carew, Park Taxi, Pinellas Park, FL

Large Fleet Operator of the Year
Ron Stoppelmann, Irene Leasing, New York, NY

1989

Small Fleet Operator of the Year
Andrew Lemnotis, Town/Country Transp., New Britain, CT

Large Fleet Operator of the Year
Jerry Feldman, Checker Taxi Co., Chicago, IL

1988

Operator of the Year Reg Kermode, Taxis Combined Services, Sydney, NSW Australia

1987

Operator of the Year Bernice Jay, Yellow Cab, Green Bay, WI (deceased)

1986

Small Fleet Operator of the Year
Darren Gutman, Five Sixes Cab, Key West, FL

Large Fleet Operator of the Year
Paul Mears Jr., Yellow Cab, Orlando, FL

1985

Operator of the Year James Steele, Yellow Cab Cooperative, San Francisco, CA

1984

Operator of the Year Bill Williams, Yellow Cab, Raleigh, NC

1983

Operator of the Year George Kapp, Red Bird Cab, High Point, NC

1982

Operator of the Year George Kamins, Yellow Cab, Houston, TX

1981

Operator of the Year Neal Nichols, Red Top Cab, Arlington, VA

1980

Operator of the Year Jim Sinnott, Yellow Cab, Pittsburgh, PA

1979

Operator of the Year Jesse Gaddis, Yellow Cab Co., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1978

Operator of the Year William Knaus, Colonial Taxi, Bethel Park, PA

1977

Operator of the Year Dick Hunt, Yellow Cab, Indianapolis, IN (deceased)