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Boston's the Place to Be: Spring Conference & Expo Focused on NEMT & Contracting

With the new year upon us, it is time to start making your travel arrangements for TTA’s Spring Conference & Expo! We can’t wait to see you at the 2020 Spring Conference & Expo in Boston at the Westin Copley from March 18-20.

TTA’s President Tom Arrighi, a proud Massachusetts native, announced in last month’s newsletter that the Spring Conference & Expo will have an NEMT and contracting focus. “The Executive Committee’s decision to make the Spring Conference 'NEMT & Contracting’ focused came about for a variety of reasons,” said Arrighi. “For one, in a survey of participants who attended TTA’s recent annual convention in Las Vegas, 50 percent of respondents said their companies are engaged in NEMT work. Even more importantly though, NEMT advocacy has always been a high priority for the association and the Spring Conference & Expo is a perfect way to share information and explore best practices in this growing field.”

While we are still working to finalize the agenda, you can expect to explore topics ranging from growing your business through government program contracting opportunities, to how NEMT has opened major new business lines for fleets. At the same time, we’ll discuss how NEMT funding through Medicaid is a new legislative battlefront, and what you can do to help protect this vital service, both for the millions of Americans who rely on this lifeline to medical treatment and for our members who provide this vital service.

Massachusetts may have a reputation for its winters, but fear not because TTA has thought of everything. The Westin Copley allows for attendees to stay warm and inside for as long as you want and you won’t have to step outside to go between meetings, or shopping or to dine at a variety of great restaurants in Copley Square Mall, Boston’s largest indoor shopping area, home to premier luxury brand stores and restaurants.

And, while the Westin Copley’s is beautiful (and warm), for those willing to brave the cold, we encourage you to explore one of the country’s most wicked historical cities! The hotel is located in the heart of the Back Bay shopping district, a skip and a hop away from the notorious Newbury Street, and a short ways away from the beautiful Boston Common. TTA has secured a room block for attendees at the Westin Copley, but you better act fast. Rooms are flying and the room block is only guaranteed until February 24 or when the room block sells out. Click here to make your hotel reservation.

TTA’s expos have been, and always will be, the “talk of the transportation town.” Our 2020 Spring Conference & Expo will be no exception. The top vendors in the transportation industry are eager to show you how their products/services can help your business be at the top of its game. From the comfort of the expo floor, you can efficiently explore a range of products, tools and technologies so you can compare prices to find the best deal for your business.

Are you a vendor looking for an easy way to reach a large audience of transportation fleet managers and operators? Look no further. Exhibiting at TTA’s Spring Conference & Expo maximizes your company’s marketing dollars by placing hundreds of eyes on your products and giving you the ability to pitch to a diverse audience of transportation executives over the course two days. For any vendors interested in showcasing in Boston, please check out the Exhibitor Prospectus and contact Amanda Munger at TTA for more details.

We are excited to kick off 2020 by setting new goals to support your business and build our association. With our exciting new NEMT and contracting focus, the Spring Conference & Expo is hand downs the place to be. Whether you’re a 30-year veteran of the NEMT field, an expert in acquiring contracting opportunities for your business, or a new owner looking for ways to expand your local operations, TTA’s Spring Conference & Expo has opportunities for everyone to learn and leverage new business connections.

With the new decade underway, now is the time to branch out and expand your business. TTA will be behind your every step.

Annual Awards: Calling All Transportation Heroes!

TTA has opened the next round of nominations for Professional Operator (formerly known as our Driver Awards) and for Executive of the Year and calls for applications are officially open.

Winners will be presented with their award at the Spring Conference & Expo for their contributions to their communities, their fleets, and to the transportation industry as a whole. If you know a transportation hero who deserves to be recognized, there’s no better way to show them the value of their work than to recommend them for a once-in-a-lifetime award from TTA.

Our award winners are the best of the best in the industry. In the past, we have had winners nominated for a range of reasons. From saving a woman from a burning building to revitalizing a customer service approach to better reflecting changing customer demands, TTA has seen it all. And while each winner is different, they all have one thing in common: They truly put their heart and soul into their profession.

The deadline for nominations is January 31st. Please visit The Transportation Alliance Awards to access the nomination forms.

See you all in Boston!

By Rachel Wells, Melwood Global

Posted 1/22/2020 8:17:29 AM