It’s good to be a first-mover. It’s good to be in the know. And it will be good for business to be at the 2019 Spring Conference & Expo.
And the just-around-the-corner 2019 Spring Conference & Expo on April 24-25 in New Orleans will host a number of first-ever happenings that are key to your business.
First Meeting With New LogistiCare and Via Executives
We’re very excited to host two of the top executives at LogistiCare and Via, two companies that look to our industry for partners.
LogistiCare is the nation’s largest manager of nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) programs for state government agencies and managed care organizations. The Spring Conference & Expo will be the scene of the first meet-and-greet with LogistiCare Circulation’s senior director of network services, Mike Izzo. The former operations manager for Lyft in New England, Izzo joined LogistiCare Circulation in January 2019. He leads all network services functions, including credentialing and contracting, transportation strategic partnerships, safety and risk management. Izzo will speak at a General Session on April 25, and will also be exhibiting at the Expo.
Dan Schlaff, who works in strategy and business development for Via, will also speak at a General Session on April 25. Via is a micro-transit company based on the company founder’s experiences with shared taxis in Israel. The company operates sedans and vans in numerous cities, and has moved aggressively into expansion, raising $450 million in venture capital money, according to Forbes. So where do our members fit into that picture? You’ll have to attend to find out!
First Legislative Analysis of Trump administration’s NEMT Threat
TLPA is focused on the various federal and state threats impacting NEMT. At the conference, TLPA legislative counsel Paul Miller will provide the first in-depth analysis of the Trump Administration’s new budget proposal that could seriously threaten Medicaid NEMT services. Miller will discuss the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expected release of a proposed rule to make it easier for states to stop paying for NEMT services.
Come learn about NEMT risks, opportunities, and TLPA’s legislative response to these threats. If your business provides, or is considering providing, NEMT service, this information is vital to your success.
New exhibitors offer opportunities for fleet savings, new income streams and improved efficiencies.
Otariss provides 4GLTE connectivity and a device-management platform for all fleet devices. The company enables drivers to share data that can generate significant savings. TLPA member Will van der Linde estimates Otariss saved his company, Old Dominion Transportation, a whopping $100,000 in the first year alone.
Clevr Mobility provides a turnkey system to launch a fleet of scooters. The company describes itself as an intelligent light electric platform designed for fleet use and shared mobility. This California-based company is looking for companies to help its expansion. Could you be that partner?
NDOT’s Taximobility offers dispatch and booking software for on-demand or scheduled booking for taxicabs, limousines and NEMT. With dispatch systems making up the vital organs of our industry, see what this company, which hails from India, has in store for you.
First Look at TLPA’s New Strategic Direction
Changes—big, bold changes—are afoot at TLPA.
TLPA has formulated and is initiating a new strategic direction and is considering a new moniker. This sea change—which will happen at this conference—involves broadening the tent in the transportation industry and providing unique new opportunities for members.
Come learn about this change, hear the new name for the first time, and be part of all of the exciting changes taking place.
It’s all happening in less than two weeks. It’s not too late to make your plans to join this impressive group of firsts. You could very well discover the thing that drives your fleet forward in the months ahead. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
By Dave Sutton, Melwood Global