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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

8:00am - 12:00pm.......................................................................................................................................Decorator Set-up

12:00pm - 2:00pm.........................................................................................................................................Vehicle Move-in
12:30pm – 5:30pm....................................................................................................................TTA Registration Desk Open

1:15pm – 2:45pm............................................................................................................TLPF Board Meeting (by invitation)

2:00pm - 5:30pm..........................................................................................................................................Exhibitor Set-Up
3:00pm – 5:00pm......................................................................................................... .....TTA Board Meeting (by invitation)

6:00pm – 7:30pm............................................................................................Welcome Beach Party at Tin Roof Beach Bar 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

8:00am – 3:00pm...........................................................................................................Exhibitor Display Set-up Continues 
8:15am – 6:30pm...............
......................................................................................................TTA Registration Desk Open

8:15am - 9:00am.................................................................................................................................Continental Breakfast 

9:00 am - 9:45am..................................................................................................................Captains of Industry Forum #1 

  • Key Principals of Company Valuations, Acquisitions & Mergers.

    • Description: Learn how WHC Worldwide values businesses and the entrepreneurs that built them. Join Bill Yuhnke share his expertise to help you expand your transportation business.

    • Speakers: Bill George, zTrip, Kansas City, MO & Bill Yuhnke, Liberty Cab/Yellow Cab, Buffalo, NY

10:00am - 10:55am...................................................................................................Concurrent Learning Labs Session #1

  • Operations Track: Revving Up Your Driver Recruitment Strategy: The Jeopardy Challenge.

    • Description: Are you ready to take your driver recruitment efforts to the next level? Join Natalie Parra with zTrip, for an interactive and engaging session that combines the excitement of a Jeopardy game with the insights you need to excel in driver recruitment. In "Revving Up Your Driver Recruitment Strategy: The Jeopardy Challenge," we're turning learning into a competition as we explore innovative tactics, industry best practices, and effective strategies for recruiting and retaining drivers.

    • Speaker: Natalie Parra, zTrip, Kansas City, MO

  • Tech/Equipment Track: The Use of Technology and Telematics Workshop Part 1

    • Description: In this working 2-hour session, it is our goal that participants receive information on what telematics are, how to use telematics, and the practical applications for the best use of telematics.

    • Speakers: Frank Ciccarella, Synergize Consulting LLC, Gardner, KS; Jeremy Scalzi, M7, West Haven, CT; Stan Rakestraw, SCR Medical Transportation, Chicago, IL; Alan Groedel, Provide A Ride, Cleveland, OH; Teresa Wolken, zTrip, Kansas City, MO; Nick Cambas, United Taxi & Yellow Cab, Clearwater, FL; Jeb Corey, C & H Taxi, Charleston, WV; Dan Reid, Grove Transit, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Gov’t/Regs Track: Enhanced Mobility Funds (FTA 5310 Grants)

    • Description: Joe Rubino and Robbie Werth will explain what FTA 5310 Grant funding is, what type of services it can be used for, how your company can participate in the process, and how this funding can help your company grow while filing an unmet need in your community

    • Speakers: Joseph Rubino, J.M. Rubino Transit Consulting, St. Augustine, FL; Robbie Werth, National Express Transit, Springfield, VA

11:05am - 12:00pm...................................................................................................Concurrent Learning Labs Session #2

  • Operations Track: School Work in Sedans and Vans

    • Description: There is growing demand for student transportation due to a massive school bus shortage and increased need for students to attend programs outside of their district. This session will discuss major considerations for providers, ensuring they effectively meet the needs of the school contract and provide a safe trip for students.

    • Speakers: Dwight Kines, zTrip, Baltimore, MD; Lauren Payne, Tristar Transportation, Columbus, OH; Terry O’Toole, zTrip, Kansas City, MO

  • Tech/Equipment Track: The Use of Technology and Telematics Workshop Part 2

    • Description: In this working 2-hour session, it is our goal that participants receive information on what telematics are, how to use telematics, and the practical applications for the best use of telematics.

    • Speakers: Frank Ciccarella, Synergize Consulting LLC, Gardner, KS; Jeremy Scalzi, M7, West Haven, CT; Stan Rakestraw, SCR Medical Transportation, Chicago, IL; Alan Groedel, Provide A Ride, Cleveland, OH; Teresa Wolken, zTrip, Kansas City, MO; Nick Cambas, United Taxi & Yellow Cab, Clearwater, FL; Jeb Corey, C & H Taxi, Charleston, WV; Dan Reid, Grove Transit, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Gov’t/Regs Track: General Employment Law Overview

    • Description: The session aims to equip attendees with comprehensive knowledge and essential skills to successfully navigate the intricate framework of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ensuring strict adherence to their requirements. By attending, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the FLSA's regulations pertaining to employee compensation, encompassing critical aspects such as minimum wage, overtime pay, employee misclassification, child labor and recordkeeping.

    • Speaker: Lucyana Roldan, USDOL - WHD, Columbia, SC

12:00pm - 1:30pm...................................................................................................................................Lunch on your own 

1:45pm - 2:50pm..........................................................................................................................Opening General Session 

  • Annual TTA Report 

    • Speaker: Jeb Corey, President, The Transportation Alliance​

  • Legislative Report: Status Report on TTA’s Key Issues

    • Speaker: Paul Miller, Legislative Counsel, The Transportation Alliance​

  • Silver Sponsor Presentations

  • Annual Business Meeting: 2024 budget, Bylaw Changes, and Election of Officers & Directors

3:00pm - 4:00pm...................................................................................................... Concurrent Learning Labs Session #3

  • Operations Track: Making Money Beyond NEMT Broker Work

    • Description: The presentation will provide business development ideas for TTA Members currently operating a fleet that provides NEMT

    • Speakers: Joseph Rubino, J.M. Rubino Transit Consulting, St. Augustine, FL and Bill Scalzi, M7, West Haven, CT

  • Tech/Equipment Track: Update Your Cyber Security 

    • Description: Learn the most common ways hackers can get into your business IT and the practical tips to take home to help prevent attacks. And get a peek into the dark web and ransomware cases.

    • Speaker: Kelly Milan, Sunshine Rides, Grand Junction, CO

  • Gov’t/Regs Track: Lobbying Isn’t Just for the Pro’s: Just know, if you aren’t lobbying, your competition is - Session 1

    • Description: Politics and policy are topics people typically steer away from at social events for fear of offending someone. Today we need to put that fear away because if you aren’t talking about issues impacting your bottom-line, you are being left out.

    • Speakers: Paul Miller, Legislative Counsel, TTA, VA; Rachel Coffman, Coffman Collaborative, WV; William Rouse, L.A. Yellow Cab Co-Op, Gardena, CA; Marco Soto, L.A. Yello Cab Co-Op, Gardena, CA

4:00pm - 7:00pm.......................................................................................Expo Grand Opening Reception & Beer Garden 

8:00pm - 11:00pm...................................................................................................Free Evening for Exhibitor Entertaining

Thursday, September 21, 2023
8:30am – 5:00pm...................................................................................................................TTA Registration Desk Open
8:15am - 9:10am...............................................................................................................................Continental Breakfast 
9:00am - 9:45am.................................................................................................................Captains of Industry Forum #2
  • Up Front Fare & Other Service Oriented Updates
    • Description: Bill Rouse will discuss the moves they made to survive and thrive In a post-Uber world. Matt Daus will update TTA members on the efforts of regulators to “Modernize Taxi Regulations,” with critical topics including: “leveling the playing field” once and for all with TNCs to allow for innovative partnerships; removing unnecessary regulations from the books and more.

    • Speakers: William Rouse, L.A. Yellow Cab Co-Op, and Matthew Daus, Esq, International Association of Transportation Regulators

9:55am - 10:50am...................................................................................................Concurrent Learning Labs Session #4
  • Operations Track: Employee vs. Independent Contractor Drivers

    • Description: Learn the ins and outs of utilizing employees versus independent contractors in your operation. Get up-to-date info on where DOL is headed with their ruling and learn directly from an operator who switched from independent contractors to employees.

    • Speakers: Jeb Corey, C&H Taxi, Charleston, WV; Judith Potter, Black & White Transportation, Toledo, OH; Jeremy Oliver, Yellow Cab Taxi, Coos Bay, OR

  • Tech/Equipment Track: The Future is Here! Digitization & APIs: Technology for NEMT Transporters

    • Description: Hearing more about Digitization? Electronic recording of trips is becoming a requirement by brokers and other NEMT trip sources. The days of NEMT trip information recorded on paper logs are approaching obsolescence. Today, software using APIs, are creating, storing, and transferring trip data. Come to his session to learn more about technology and what it means for you and your operation. Bring your questions for this educational and interactive session!

    • Speakers: Matt Mohebi, IT Curves, Gaithersburg, MD; Jack Hayes, RoutingBox, Buffalo, NY; Jak Groedel, Provide A Ride, Cleveland, OH; Jon Anthon, RouteGenie, Buffalo, NY; Roman Genov, Sky Transportation LLC, Newington, CT

  • Gov’t/Regs Track: State What to say. How to say it. How to get results when lobbying on the local and state levels: How to build your local voice on issues impacting your bottom-line - Session 2 

    • Description: Knowing the what, where, when, why’s of communicating with elected officials at all levels is key to your success. Each level has its own set of rules and standards. This session will guide you through those processes to help you succeed at all levels.

    • Speakers: Paul Miller, Legislative Counsel, TTA, VA; Rachel Coffman, Coffman Collaborative, WV; William Rouse, L.A. Yellow Cab Co-Op, Gardena, CA; Marco Soto, L.A. Yello Cab Co-Op, Gardena, CA

11:00am - 12:00pm.......................................................................................................................Closing General Session

  • President-Elect Acceptance Speech

    • Speaker: Bill Yunke, Liberty Cab/Yellow Cab​, Buffalo, NY

  • Annual TLPF Report

    • Speaker: William Rouse, L.A. Yellow Cab Co-Op​, Gardena, CA

  • TLPF Presentation on FTA Grants & Contracts for Private Operators

  • Bronze Sponsor Presentations

12:00pm - 3:10pm.........................................................................Expo Hall Open with Hot Buffet Lunch & Prize Drawing 

3:10pm – 7:00pm.............................................................................................................................Exhibit Hall Take Down  

3:15pm - 4:15pm.....................................................................................................Concurrent Learning Labs Session #5

  • Operations Track: Policies & Procedures and Driver Training 

    • Description: Dan Reid and Frank Ciccarella, two leaders in the NEMT industry, will explain the necessity of having thorough and complete Policies and Procedures, and the importance of the intertwining relationship between your training program and your policies and procedures. They will provide insight and suggested best practices on this topic, including how they have incorporated these practices into their operations and those of clients, as well as anecdotes of lessons learned along the way

    • Speakers: Frank Ciccarella, Synergize Consulting LLC, Gardner, KS; and Dan Reid, Grove Transit, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Tech/Equipment Track: Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

    • Description: Panel discussion with industry experts detailing best practices for acquiring vehicles, grant opportunities, migration to EVs, and divestment strategies for your fleet.

    • Speakers: Chase Lafferty, H&M Transport, Manassas, VA; Jeremy Scalzi, M7, West Haven, CT; Robbie Werth, National Express Transit, Springfield, VA; Roman Genov, Sky Transportation LLC, Newington, CT

  • Gov’t/Regs Track: Airports and the Battle for Curb Access 

    • Description: The allocation of curb space at airports has long been an issue for the ground transportation industry. The panelists in this session will discuss their varying viewpoints and considerations as we examine the curb space issue from the perspective of an operator, an airport and a regulator.

    • Speakers: Lionel Morales, The Black Car Fund, Long Island City, NY;  Matt Daus, IATR, NY NY, Dave Bird, zTrip, Scottsdale, AZ; Kelli Scali, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, AZ, Leisha Walker,  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, AZ

4:15pm - 5:35pm.................................................................Reception to Roast CEO Al LaGasse (Retiring after 46 Years) 

Friday, September 22, 2023

6:45am -  5:00pm...........................................................................Networking & Comradery Day (Separate fee to TLPF)

  • TLPF Golf Tournament at Myrtlewood Golf Club with Bus Transportation Provided 

  • TLPF Miniature Golf Tournament at Captain Hook’s Mini golf (1 block from the hotel)

  • Joint Golf Tournaments Lunch Reception & Awards Ceremony at the Crooked Hammock Brewery Restaurant

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Have a safe trip home

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