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HALCA General Meeting Announcement

The Houston Area Livery & Charter Association (H.A.L.C.A)

 

Mark your calendar for your HALCA meeting

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The Houston area livery & Charter Association

Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Pass to 2017 Chauffeur Driven Show in Orlando
Free Gas Cards & a free Membership Giveaway

Please click to donate $10 to Help your fellow limousine operators affected by the hurricane. The money raised by this campaign will go directly to affected limo operators.

The Houston Area Livery & Charter Association is holding their second quarterly general members’ meeting for 2017 on:
•Date: Sept 12, 2017
•6:30pm – 7:00pm Networking
7:00pm – 9:00pm Meeting
•Location:  Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow
12801 Northwest Fwy – Houston, TX 77040
Our Guest of honor: Chris Weiss
President & publisher of Chauffeur Driver Magazine

Agenda:

l Introducing the board members

l Introducing new members

l Read out the agenda

l Chauffeur Driven Magazine presentation

l Discuss the currents issues with the City and the airports

l WAV requirement renewal for 2018 – Data Submission requirement 

l NLA Hurricane relief program 

l Take questions from the members

l Take suggestions and thoughts from members

 

Please come to the meeting to support your fellow operators who were affected by the hurricane, and are going through hard time, it is time for moral support. The NLA is offering financial help to the limousine operators affected by the hurricane Harvey, come get information about how to apply and receive help.

Please support your Houston Limousine Association by joining us today. The Association spend lot of time and effort to support the limousine industry in Houston, and to advance the interest of the diligence, and without your support, we won’t go far.

http://houstonlimos.info/event/halca-members-meeting/

Together we stay strong

Please doante to help your fellow limo operators


 

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FORMAL COMPLAINT AGAINST TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT, LT.GOV PATRICK AND ATTORNEY GENERAL PAXTON and REP. PADDIE

Abe Martinez US Attorney

Dear Limousine Operators,

The limousine operators in Texas are very disappointed and angry because of the approval of the State of Texas HB 100, State Regulation of the UBER Transportation Service without including them in the process and with mandating the basic requirement, imposed on limousine and taxi industries, while disregarding the customers safety and well being supposed to be protected by the state legislators.

One of the Limousine operators is fighting back using the legal way to pursue the Governor of Texas and other concerned elected officials. Joe Jordan has send a letter to the U.S Attorneys Abe Martinez & Brian Stretch to seek an injunction to halt the implementation of the HB 100 bill.

Below id the letter he sent.

 

—-Start of the letter—-

Abe Martinez
U.S. Attorney
Southern District of Texas
1000 Louisiana St. Suite 2300
Houston TX 77002
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May 24th, 2017
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cc: Brian Stretch
U.S. Attorney
Northern District of California
Federal Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Ave 11th Floor
San Francisco CA 94102
 

Dear Mr. Martinez:

We are contacting you today to seek an immediate Federal Injunction to halt the vote or implementation of State of Texas HB 100, State Regulation of the UBER Transportation Service.

It is our contention that UBER is a Continuing Criminal Enterprise as defined under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Statute (CCE/RICO).

We further contend that UBER’s “Unusually Large” campaign donations have caused the Governor and the Texas Legislature to not perform normal due diligence in investigating potential illegal conflicts of interest on contractors seeking to be licensed by the State of Texas.

WE SPECIFICALLY ACCUSE THE ABOVE PARTIES OF:

  • Malfeasance of Office
  • Deprivation of Civil Rights While Acting Under Color of Law
  • Money Laundering
  • Human Trafficking
  • Investor Fraud
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Reckless Endangerment of Public Safety
  • Promoting Employment of Illegal Aliens
  • Gross Negligence

Salient Points:

  1. The Texas Attorney General is under State and Federal indictments and must be recused in this matter. (Eg. Letting the fox guard the hen house)
  2. HB 100 does not provide for DPS/FBI/NCIC background checks of drivers. Police agencies at all levels have emphatically said that background checks without finger prints are “Totally
  3. Worthless”
  4. HB 100 does not provide for adequate 24/7/365 verification of driver’s personal auto insurance with a TNC rider.
  5. HB 100 does not provide for verification of a driver’s right to work in the USA, Green Cards, I-9 or E-Verify. This is a flagrant abuse of President Trump’s efforts to halt illegal immigration of people stealing jobs from Americans.

ONGOING FEDERAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF UBER BY USDOJ NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

  1. UBER proprietary software called “Grayball” that enables drivers to evade police and transportation inspectors.
  2. Intellectual Property Theft of Google Alphabet, Waymo and Otto where UBER allegedly enticed an executive of Alphabet to quit and abscond with 14,000 highly technical emails on driverless cars.
  3. Intellectual Property Theft from Apple regarding personal information on customer’s Apple phones.
  4. Violation of the Privacy Act where UBER used its “Godview” software to track and harass women, competitors, and politicians.

SUMMARY:

Time is of the essence. HB 100 must go to the governor by May 29th to be signed. We feel that this bill is flawed and highly illegal under numerous Federal Statutes and should be halted by your office unless and until these issues can be properly resolved.

Please take immediate remedial action

Joe L. Jordan

—-end of the letter —–

If you have any questions for Mr. Jordan, you can contact him using the information below.

Joe L. Jordan, Editor
Limoinsider Report
14173 Northwest Freeway #166
Houston TX  77040
713 680-3181
limoinsider@aol.com
www.limoinsider.net

 

Jon Ouazdi
Admin
TransGates Limousine

 

 

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If S.B. No. 176 Passed, It Will Radically Change TNC & Limousine Business

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On Tuesday May 02, 2017, The Limousine Coalition of Texas has gathered in Capitol Hill in Austin to meet with State Sen. Charles Schwertner  to discuss his State bill S.B. No. 176. The meeting started at 9:00 am and six Limousine operators were representing different geographical areas of Texas, with different companies sizes from a one car operator to a 200 vehicles operation.
 
The Houston Limousine Association was represented by Matt Matt Assolin, VP of Nikkos Worldwide Chauffeured Services and Jon Ouazdi, owner of TransGates Limousine.  Austin was represented by Mark R. Sweetland, president of Carey of Austin. Dallas was present by Todd Davis, Business Relations manager of, Premier Transportation of Dallas, Jason L. Smith is the president of Lone Star Executive Limousine out of the Woodlands, Conroe area and Ed Herndon, president of Esquire Limousine out of Round Rock , TX.
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Texas Limousine Operators at State Sen. Charles Schwertner  office in Capitol Hill Austin. —  From Left to right: Jason L. Smith, Ed Herndon, Jon Ouazdi, Mark R. Sweetland, Matt Assolin, Todd Davis.

The Texas S.B. No. 176 introduced by State Sen. Charles Schwertner District 5 (R-Georgetown) is another bill that would allow the TNC Providers to be regulated by the State. If passed this bill will radically change the limousine business model as we know it today. The TNC will enjoy so much freedom and flexibility, and a state wide reduced overhead, and a huge saving when it comes to administrative work concerning licensing vehicles. The Limousine operators raised concerns about many issues that was overlooked and forgotten and we have a great meeting with Mr. Joey Halbert which is the person who wrote the actual bill.

Just an example compared to Limousine, the TNC  will pay $10,000 for a license for up to 50 drivers, and the license is valid for 2 years. which means $5000 per year. If we do the math, that’s a $100 per driver. Most Limousine companies in Houston pay between $700 & $1200 per vehicle, so we are already losing when it comes to the first expense to be paid to start driving, and the rest is on the way.

The stand of the Limousine Coalition of Texas is the fact that Texas TNC Bills  176 address the needs of a few, not the many.  It only accommodate the needs of the new players in the transportation business (TNC’s), while totally ignoring the classic providers of livery, charters, and other mode of transportations services. Moreover, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) have a poor track record when it comes to public safety that bills do not entirely address.

Limousine, Shuttle, Charter, Airport Shuttle, jetney and other for hire vehicle companies (FHVs) in Texas support the following measures in general terms:

  1. Drug Testing Requirement
  2. Fingerprint Background Checks
  3. Full Time Commercial Insurance
  4. Vehicle Safety Checks

The regulatory power of cities and municipalities has been increasingly overreaching for the past decade.  Many regulate beyond their scope as provided by Texas Transportation Code Section 215.004.  Such infringements include regulating and levying fees on vehicles that seat 16 passengers and more, creating burdensome laws that result in poor business practices and municipalities with less than 1.9 million people regulating transportation.  For instance, small cities in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area are popping up with their own fees with less than the 1.9 million people requirement.  

Many FHV fleets in Texas have a mixed fleet of vehicles that end up falling under multiple regulatory agencies, such as several municipalities and under Texas DMV.  As an example, in the DFW area, companies must register and pay fees for their vehicles that seat 15 passengers or less to five different regulatory jurisdictions; then, they must also add Texas DMV for their vehicles seating 16 passengers or more.  In the case of Houston, the city regulates FHVs, what’s to stop Montgomery County (north of Houston) to begin levying fees arbitrarily.  Moreover, there is an increasing amount of travel between Austin and San Antonio due the close proximity of the cities and shared industries.  City officials in both cities are unduly harsh on FHVs requiring permits for each city, even in violation of the RIDE Act set out by US Congress five years ago regulating ground transportation with regard to interstate commerce.

It is the view of the current Limousine, Shuttle, Charter, Airport Shuttle and any for hire vehicle companies (FHVs) in Texas that having multiple jurisdictions of regulation is burdensome, punitive towards providers and consumers and stagnates growth of revenue and jobs.  Limousine Coalition of Texas can support SB176 with the following changes to the bill

  1. Re-writing of SB 176 to include all FHV categories and removing the ability for cities and municipalities to regulate and levy fees to the FHV industry with exception to public airports.  All regulation would be enforced by the Texas DMV.  This would include removing the term “Limousine” from Texas Transportation Code Section 215.004.
  2. 10-point fingerprint background check and criminal history report for all drivers.
  3. Implementation of 5-panel Drug Testing for all drivers of FHVs and TNCs.
  4. Change of fee levied upon FHVs and TNCs to a percentage of gross revenue directly related to vehicles operated in Texas or implementing a different category of fee for companies who own their own vehicles.
  5. Requirement of full time, primary payer, commercial liability insurance for no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence.
  6. Adding all FHVs would add funds to the general fund to support the activities of the DMV enforcement.
  7. We would like to reference California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) section 5371 as a framework for a new Texas Transportation Regulatory Authorization.

Most recently, to prove how ineffective, burdensome and economically depressing our current system is, during the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston, companies in Houston had to jump through enormous hoops to bring other in-state licensed chauffeured vehicles into the market to satisfy demand.  It cost thousands of dollars and hours of time to satisfy the demands of the City of Houston regulatory burden.  

At the end of the day, all we ask for is a fair and level regulatory playing field.  Our position is that TNCs are here to stay and compete in the market.  However, they should not have a government given advantage.   We ask that any further consideration to SB176 would include ALL for hire vehicles in the State of Texas and can provide for a new regulatory environment.

Please read the bill and become familiar with your future. If you have any questions or suggestions for the bill, please join us on the Houston Limousine Association meeting, Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm, there will be a detailed discussion about the bill and other issues related to this matter.


State Sen. Charles Schwertner

State Sen. Charles Schwertner

85R2901 JTS-F 

By:  Schwertner   S.B. No. 176

  

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT

relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION 1.  Subtitle C, Title 14, Occupations Code, is amended by adding Chapter 2402 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 2402. TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 2402.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:

(1)  “Commission” means the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation.

(2)  “Department” means the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

(3)  “Digital network” means the online-enabled application, software, website, or system offered or used by a transportation network company to connect passengers and drivers.

(4)  “Passenger vehicle” means a motor vehicle designed to carry fewer than 16 passengers, including the driver.

Sec. 2402.002.  DEFINITION OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY.  In this chapter, “transportation network company” means a corporation, sole proprietorship, or other entity that enables a passenger to prearrange a ride in a passenger vehicle with the driver of the vehicle exclusively through the company’s digital network.  The term does not include an entity that provides, in addition to rides prearranged through a digital network:

(1)  street-hail taxicab services; or

(2)  limousine or other car services arranged by a method other than through a digital network.

Sec. 2402.003.  CONTROLLING AUTHORITY.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, transportation network companies and drivers accessing a transportation network company’s digital network are governed exclusively by this chapter.  A municipality or other local entity may not:

(1)  impose a tax on or require a license for a transportation network company or a driver who has access to a transportation network company’s digital network; or

(2)  subject a transportation network company or a driver who has access to a transportation network company’s digital network to the municipality’s or other local entity’s rate, entry, operational, or other requirements.

SUBCHAPTER B.  PERMIT REQUIRED

Sec. 2402.051.  PERMIT REQUIRED.  (a)  A person may not operate a transportation network company in this state without obtaining and maintaining a permit issued under this chapter.

(b)  The department shall issue a permit to each applicant that meets the requirements of this chapter and pays the fee required by Section 2402.052.

Sec. 2402.052.  FEE.  A transportation network company shall annually pay a fee to the department to maintain a permit under this chapter. The amount of the fee is:

(1)  $10,000 for a transportation network company whose digital network is used by 50 or fewer drivers;

(2)  $30,000 for a transportation network company whose digital network is used by 51-200 drivers;

(3)  $75,000 for a transportation network company whose digital network is used by 201-1,000 drivers; and

(4)  $125,000 for a transportation network company whose digital network is used by more than 1,000 drivers.

Sec. 2402.053.  PERMIT APPLICATION.  (a) An application for a transportation network company permit must be on a form prescribed by the department.  The application must include information that meets the requirements of this chapter and information the commission by rule determines is necessary to determine the applicant’s qualifications to adequately serve the public.

(b)  The applicant shall notify the department of any material change in the information included in an application not later than the 10th calendar day after the date the change occurs. The department shall prescribe a form for the disclosure of material changes.

Sec. 2402.054.  TERM; RENEWAL. (a) A permit issued under this chapter is valid for two years. The department shall prescribe the form and requirements necessary to apply for a renewal of a permit.

(b)  The department shall notify each person holding a permit under this chapter of the date of permit expiration and the amount of the fee required for permit renewal. The department shall send the notice not later than the 30th day before the date of the permit expiration.

SUBCHAPTER C.  DRIVER REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES

Sec. 2402.101.  DRIVER PREREQUISITES.  (a) Before allowing an individual to act as a driver on the company’s digital network, a transportation network company must:

(1)  require the individual to submit an application to the company that includes information regarding the individual’s address, age, driver’s license, driving history, motor vehicle registration, motor vehicle liability insurance, and other information required by the company;

(2)  conduct, or have a third party conduct, a local and national criminal background check for each individual that includes the use of:

(A)  a commercial multistate and multijurisdiction criminal records locator with primary source validation; and

(B)  the national sex offender registry database maintained by the United States Department of Justice or successor agency; and

(3)  obtain and review the individual’s driving record.

(b)  A transportation network company may not permit to act as a driver on its digital network an individual who:

(1)  has been convicted of:

(A)  more than three offenses classified by the Department of Public Safety as moving violations in the preceding three-year period; or

(B)  one of the following offenses in the preceding three-year period:

(i)  evading arrest or detention under Section 38.04, Penal Code;

(ii)  reckless driving under Section 545.401, Transportation Code;

(iii)  driving without a valid driver’s license under Section 521.025, Transportation Code; or

(iv)  driving with an invalid driver’s license under Section 521.457, Transportation Code;

(2)  has been convicted, in the preceding five-year period, of driving while intoxicated under Section 49.04 or 49.045, Penal Code;

(3)  has been convicted at any time of:

(A)  fraud;

(B)  a sexual offense;

(C)  use of a motor vehicle to commit:

(i)  a felony;

(ii)  a crime involving property damage;

(iii)  theft;

(iv)  an act of violence; or

(v)  an offense of making a terroristic threat;

(D)  an offense listed in Article 42A.054(a), Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(E)  invasive visual recording under Section 21.15, Penal Code;

(4)  is a match in the national sex offender registry database;

(5)  does not possess a valid driver’s license;

(6)  does not possess proof of registration or financial responsibility for the motor vehicle that will be used to provide rides prearranged through the company’s digital network; or

(7)  is younger than 19 years of age.

Sec. 2402.102.  DRIVER DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE POLICY.  (a) A transportation network company shall adopt and implement a policy prohibiting drivers from using or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the driver is logged on to the company’s digital network, regardless of whether the driver is providing a ride prearranged through the network.

(b)  A transportation network company shall post on the company’s Internet website:

(1)  notice of the drug and alcohol policy; and

(2)  procedures to report a complaint about a driver with whom a passenger was matched through the digital network and who the passenger reasonably suspects was using or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the course of the trip.

Sec. 2402.103.  DISCRIMINATION POLICY.  (a) A transportation network company shall adopt and implement a policy prohibiting driver discrimination against passengers and individuals requesting rides using the company’s digital network based on:

(1)  a characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, including race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression; or

(2)  the geographic location of a person requesting a ride.

(b)  A policy adopted under Subsection (a) must include provisions prohibiting drivers from:

(1)  refusing to accept a ride request based on the geographic location of the person requesting a ride if the passenger’s destination is 30 miles or less from the passenger’s departure point;

(2)  refusing to accommodate service animals; and

(3)  charging an additional fee or higher rate based on a factor described by Subsection (a).

(c)  A transportation network company shall post on the company’s Internet website:

(1)  notice of the discrimination policy; and

(2)  procedures to report a complaint about a driver who:

(A)  accepted or declined a person’s ride request; and

(B)  the person reasonably suspects discriminated against the person on a basis described by Subsection (a).

Sec. 2402.104.  POLICY ENFORCEMENT.  (a)  On receipt of a complaint alleging a violation by a driver of the drug and alcohol policy under Section 2402.102 or the discrimination policy under Section 2402.103, the transportation network company shall:

(1)  conduct an investigation into the reported incident;

(2)  immediately suspend the driver’s access to the company’s digital network for the duration of the investigation; and

(3)  permanently suspend the driver’s access if the company determines that the driver has violated the policy.

(b)  The transportation network company shall maintain records relevant to a complaint for a period of at least two years after the date the complaint is received.

Sec. 2402.105.  NO STREET HAILS.  Unless authorized by other law, including Section 215.004, Local Government Code, a driver authorized to access a transportation network company’s digital network may not solicit or accept street hails.

SUBCHAPTER D. TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY REQUIREMENTS

Sec. 2402.151.  DISCLOSURE OF RATES; ESTIMATED FARES.  A transportation network company shall, before a passenger enters a driver’s vehicle, provide the passenger with:

(1)  the applicable rates being charged for the ride; and

(2)  the option to receive an estimated fare.

Sec. 2402.152.  ELECTRONIC RECEIPT.  Within a reasonable period of time following the completion of a ride, a transportation network company shall transmit an electronic receipt to the passenger that lists:

(1)  the origin and destination of the ride;

(2)  the total time and distance of the ride; and

(3)  an itemization of the total fare paid, if any.

Sec. 2402.153.  IDENTIFICATION OF VEHICLES AND DRIVERS.  A transportation network company’s digital network must display to a passenger, before the passenger enters the vehicle:

(1)  a picture of the driver; and

(2)  the vehicle’s license plate number.

Sec. 2402.154.  ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION; SURCHARGE. (a) A transportation network company shall provide passengers an opportunity to indicate whether they require a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. If a transportation network company is unable to arrange wheelchair-accessible service, the company shall direct the passenger to an alternate provider of wheelchair-accessible service, if available.

(b)  The department may impose a fee, not to exceed $20,000 annually, on transportation network companies that have more than 200 drivers and that do not provide, at a minimum level determined by commission rule, wheelchair-accessible service. The department shall remit the fees to the comptroller for deposit in a trust fund outside the state treasury to be held by the comptroller and administered by the department to provide grants to transportation network companies to provide wheelchair-accessible service.

(c)  A grant distributed under Subsection (b):

(1)  may be in an amount not to exceed $15,000; and

(2)  may be distributed only to a company that meets the minimum level of wheelchair-accessible service as determined by commission rule.

Sec. 2402.155.  RECORDS.  A transportation network company shall maintain:

(1)  individual ride records for at least two years after the date the ride was provided; and

(2)  driver records at least until the second anniversary of the date on which a driver’s activation on the company’s digital network has ended.

SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.

Jon Ouazdi
Admin
Transgates Limousine

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How to Contact Your Elected Officials

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Learn how to get in touch with your federal, state, and local elected leaders.

Contact Federal Elected Officials

  • President Donald Trump – Contact the President of the United States by filling out the online contact form or by calling the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 or the comments line at 202-456-1111 during business hours.
  • Members of the U.S. Congress
    • U.S. Senators – Get contact information for your Senators in the U.S. Senate.
    • U.S. Representatives – Find the website and contact information for your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Contact State Elected Officials

  • State Governors – Learn how to get in touch with your state governor.
  • State Legislators – Find the names and current activities of your state legislators.

Contact Local Elected Officials

  • U.S. Mayors – Locate mayors by name, city, or population size.
  • County Executives – Search on a map or by your zip code to find the head of the executive branch of government in your county. (The county executive may be an elected or an appointed position.)
  • Other Local Government Officials – Get contact information for your city, county, and town officials in your state.

Jon Ouazdi
Admin
TransGates Limousine

 

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Houston Ranked Top For Minority Entrepreneurs

Top Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs Infographic

Texas may very well be the place to be if you are a small business owner. In fact, Texas’ major metros are experiencing job growth, and income growth far above the national average. In fact, two Lone Star State cities, Dallas and Houston, held the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, respectively, among the top 25 cities for small businesses.

Minority entrepreneurs were responsible for the majority of new businesses in the Houston metropolitan area between 2007 and 2012, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In fact, Houston ranked third in the nation for minority-owned start-ups, surpassed only by New York and Los Angeles.

Three Texas cities rank among the top 10 cities for minority entrepreneurs, with Houston topping the list, according to a report by Expert Market.

Houston took the top spot because of startup opportunities and affordable living costs, according to the business resource company.

Dallas came in at No. 7 and Austin at No 8.

Houston is the Best City for Minority Entrepreneurs

Affordable living costs combined with a strong prevalence of world-class incubators has made Houston the most appealing city for minority entrepreneurs.

Houston is home to the most diverse population in the US and emerged as the top city for minority entrepreneurs to live, work and start up a venture. When it comes to business leadership, the Texan city has actually reversed the racial bias – residents in Houston are in fact more likely to work with or buy from a business owned by a minority.

When results are broken down by state, Texas is the clear diversity champion with three cities ranking among the top 10 including Dallas and tech hub Austin.

The report studied the corporate landscape for minorities in more than 40 business hubs, looking at the number of minority-owned enterprises, economic opportunities for minorities, access to financial resources, the startup ecosystem and costs, and the rate of new entrepreneurs.

Houston’s affordable living costs, diversity and business incubators make it the most attractive city for minority entrepreneurs, according to the report.

The study also shows that Houstonians are more likely to work with or buy from a business owned by a minority.

According to the report, 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in 2016 were African-American, Latino, Asian or other nonwhite ethnicity, and that the number of new Latino entrepreneurs more than doubled since 1996 to 20.8 percent from 10 percent.

Click here to see the full Expert Market report.

The Rise in Latino Entrepreneurship

Interestingly, the report also found that the number of businesses owned by minority entrepreneurs are on the rise nationwide – an astounding 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in 2016 were African-American, Latino, Asian or another non-white ethnicity.

Latinos in particular are more represented among new minority entrepreneurs than ever before. The share of new Latino entrepreneurs has more than doubled since 1996 from 10 percent to 20.8 percent.

The Top 20 Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs

Overall Rank City
1st Houston, TX
2nd Miami, FL
3rd Atlanta, GA
4th Riverside, CA
5th Baltimore, MD
6th San Jose, CA
7th Dallas, TX
8th Austin, TX
9th Orlando, FL
10th New York, NY
11th San Antonio, TX
12th Las Vegas, NV
13th Tampa, FL
14th Washington, DC
15th Los Angeles, CA
16th Charlotte, NC
17th Jacksonville, FL
18th Denver, CO
19th Chicago, IL
20th Detroit, MI

Jon Ouazdi
Admin
TransGates Limousine

 

 

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Limo Parking/Routing – 2017 Offshore Technology Conference

2017 Offshore Technology Conference
To all Limousine Operators,
As most of you are aware, the 2017 “Offshore Technology Conference” kicks off Monday, May 1st and continues through Thursday, May 4th. Expect heavy vehicle traffic in and around the NRG Park area, with the heaviest days being Tuesday and Wednesday. Parking lot gates are open for public at 6:00 AM each day. For your information, please see the following:
Cash Parking: Cash parking is available in NRG Park’s Blue, Green, Maroon, and Yellow lots. Electronic Message Boards have been placed in the NRG Park area to assist with way-finding.
 
Taxis/Limos/Jitneys:  All taxis and limos will either enter Gate 11 off of Kirby Drive which services the NRG Center, OR, enter at Gate 6 off of the 610 Frontage road to service NRG Arena. Staff will direct vehicles to the appropriate areas and a cab stand will be fully operational each event day. Please inform all drivers that picking up and dropping off along city streets and within lane closures is not authorized. Also, inform all drivers to follow the directions of NRG Park police and staff.
TNC/Uber: The pickup and drop off location will be in the Teal lot as it has in previous years. There is an internal shuttle which will pick up guests from this location and bring them to the NRG Center.
METRO: The METRO ADA lift program will continue to pick-up and drop-off outside of the BHP entrance of NRG Stadium. Light rail operations should expect heavy traffic from Downtown, South towards NRG Park in the morning hours, and prepared for the reverse at approximately 1:00 PM each day. Also, expect a slightly higher number of patrons riding the rail from Fannin South.
TX DOT and the City of Houston: We are generally aware of construction in the area please communicate directly with me of any specific concerns during normal business hours.
HPD: Thank you for your continued support and please advise us of any concerns, traffic related or otherwise which have not already been expressed.
If you have any question, you can contact Ryan Boros
Ryan J. Boros | Director of Parking, Safety & Security, SMG-NRG Park
832.667.1453  |  832.667.1692 Fax  |
One NRG Park | Houston, TX 77054

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION BY SUPERSHUTTLE

OTC attendees receive a discounted fare with SuperShuttle. SuperShuttle ticket counters are located in the baggage claim area of Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Houston Hobby (HOU) airports. Tickets may also be purchased on-site at the Airport Shuttle Desk in Lobby D of NRG Center.

Here is the prices offered for the airport transportation to the RNG

IAH (per direction) Cost
Shared Ride USD 29 per person
ExecuCar Sedan USD 75 per vehicle
ExecuCar SUV USD 90 per vehicle

HOU (per direction) Cost
Shared Ride USD 23 per person
ExecuCar Sedan USD 70 per vehicle
ExecuCar SUV USD 85 per vehicle

TAXI SERVICE

Taxi service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and NRG Park is approximately USD 60; service between William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and NRG Park is approximately USD 40. Cab sharing is permitted with a maximum of four passengers per cab. Visit the Houston Visitors site for a list of taxi companies and fare estimates.

 

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Hobby Airport No Standing Zone

Houston Airport System

To all Limo Drivers:

Hobby Airport Landside Operations Manager Dawn Hoffman, has invited the Houston Limousine Association to a private meeting last week to discuss some concerns about Limousine drivers and some other issues concerning the airport system.

The major issue that was brought up by Hoffman was the illegal solicitation at Hobby Airport and how this issue is affecting the airport travelers and the overall general outlook of the airport. The manager stated that the airport is working on some of the serious solutions to fight the illegal solicitation at the airport, and here is some of the propositions they have on the table.

 

No standing zone: The airport administration designated 2 areas where the driver can not stand to wait for their clients, which is the area by the exit doors, and the area in between the glass doors. Drivers standing in this area are blocking the traffic, and they are only standing there to solicit client.

Limousine drivers are not allowed to wait on the second floor (Departure terminal)

Limousine drivers can not wait on the curbside or at the limousine parking to solicit client.

The Landside Operation will be increasing enforcement by issuing violations, Revoking HAS Permits, towing vehicles, and they are also working with the HPD, and the ARA to curb solicitations.

Drivers who get caught soliciting, can be issued a trespassing citation which will ban them from coming to the airport for ever.

 

The manager also brought up that some drivers are not complying with the manifest requirement, or they are trying to be hostile toward the HAS employees, please when you go to the airport make sure that you have always wear your LL badge and have your manifest, with the correct information, if any information is missing,  you may be issued a citation. Please be nice and professional when approached by the HAS employees, and remember they are just doing their job, just like the rest of us.

There are two designated areas for drivers to stand and wait for their clients, one is by the information screens, and one is by the left side arrival hallway as you can see below on the diagram

Hobby Airport No Standing Zone

Below is the letter we received from Hoffman

Attention Limo Drivers:

Hobby Airport is committed to reducing solicitation. Landside Operations is taking steps to increase enforcement through issuing citations, revoking HAS permits, and working closer with the Administration & Regulatory Affairs (ARA) department. In addition, we have established a limo driver free area as marked in red below. This area is the main walkway for passengers and must not be occupied by drivers. Drivers are expected to wait for their passengers along the wall out of walkway, see the green areas below. Drivers are also not allowed upstairs, in between the exit doors, or curbside. If you are approached by any HAS employee to relocate or present manifest/license, you must comply. If you have any comments or questions please contact the Landside Operations Supervisor on duty.

Thank you,

Dawn Hoffman, Hobby Landside Operations Manager

The second issue that was brought us by the manager, was the potential HAS system updates about the payment concerning the access to the airport by all the ground transportation providers. Right now we are paying a fixed annual fess for the HAS permit, which range from $350 for a sedan to $950 for a coach bus, The Houston Airport System is looking to implement a new system that charge by entry to the airport (just like the old system we used to have about 7 years ago for those who were operating back then). Basically the airport will charge you every time you enter the airport, the system use your EZ Tag to track your entries to the airport, and at the end of the month will charge the credit card on file, or send you an invoice for the monthly usage. When we asked her about the base charge for every entry, she said they did not set up the rates, but she believed it won’t be more than $5 for each entry, which translates to a new annual fee that a way higher than what we are currently paying. The system might be operational by the end of the year.

Please be advised about the changes coming to the airport, and always be ready when you go to pick up your client. Companies who are using electronic apps, or changed their manifest sample, need to update it with the ARA as soon as possible to avoid citation for non-compliance.

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If you have any questions about this issue, please contact HALCA for more details.

 

Jon Ouazdi.
Admin

 

 

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List of Revoked Companies

To all limousine operators in the list below

Please read carefully

For all the companies that got revoked by the city, please go to the city and fill up the paper and do not worry about the hearing, it has been removed. (It is not required anymore).

For people who already signed a contract with a WAV provider, the city already have it, and you just need to fill up the WAV form (  page).

For people who never signed a contract with a WAV provider, they need to get one ASAP then go to the city.

Company Name
1 24 HOUR TAXI
2 24 HOUR TOWNCAR
3 AAA LIMO SERVICE
4 ANHKOS
5 AOGOTECH SERVICES, LLC.
6 ASTRO CITY TRANSPORTATION
7 BASSKASS LIMO LLC
8 BEDROCK LIMO AND TOWN CAR
9 BHUPI GHOTRA LLC
10 CAR AND DRIVER AIRPORT SERVICE
11 CHARIOT ELITE
12 CHI TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
13 CLARK LIMOUSINE SERVICE
14 CM LUXURY TRANSPORTATION
15 COMPASS TOWNCAR
16 COMPASS TRANSPORTATION CO.
17 CRAWFORD SHUTTLE
18 DOUBLE JAY INT’L
19 EAGLE CAB
20 EKO CAB COMPANY
21 EKO TOWNCAR
22 ETHIO ADDIS TOWN CAR TRANSPORTATION
23 EXPERIENCE TOWN CAR & LIMO
24 EZ CAB COMPANY
25 FIVE STAR LIMOUSINE SERVICE
26 GENET LIMO
27 GPS LIMO SERVICES
28 GREEN CAB
29 H.L. TRANSPORTATION
30 HAYKS LIMO SERVICE
31 HOUSTON LIMOUSINE & CHARTER SERVICES
32 HOUSTON TOURS
33 ISLAND CAB CO.
34 IVOIRE LIMO TRANSP
35 JIMMY’S TRANSPORTATION
36 K.D. TRANSPORTATION
37 KARAOKE LIMO COMPANY
38 KARR CHARTER & SIGHTSEEING
39 KARR LIMOUSINE SERVICE
40 KEREN TOWN CAR
41 LUCY TOWNCAR & LIMO SERVICE
42 MAJESTIC TRANSPORTATION & SHUTTLE SERVICE
43 MEERAB LIMOUSINE SERVICE
44 MIMI TRANSPORTATION
45 MOBILITY TOWN CAR
46 MOGATION CAB
47 MONARCH BRITISH LIMOUSINES
48 MOONSTAR LIMOUSINE
49 MW LIMOUSINE
50 NERIAH TOWN CAR/LIMOUSINE
51 NEW CONCEPT LIMOUSINE
52 OLKE TOWN CAR
53 ONECALL LIMO
54 PLANET TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
55 RED CAB
56 RON’S TOWNCAR SERVICE
57 ROYAL LIMO AND TOWN CAR
58 S.M. TOWNCAR
59 SANYII’S LIMO SERVICES
60 SIMOLIMO HOUSTON
61 SITRA TOWN LIMO
62 TOUCH OF CLASS TRANSPORTATION
63 UNION CAB COMPANY
64 UNION TOWN CAR CAB
65 UNITY CAB
66 UNIVERSE LIMOUSINE
67 WESTSIDE CAB CO.
68 5 STAR EXECUTIVE LIMO, LLC.
69 7 STAR TOWN CAB
70 A & A AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
71 A & B TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
72 A & T LIMO
73 A BETTER CAB
74 A BETTER LIMOUSINE SERVICE
75 A GOOD CAB
76 A K TOWN CAR & LIMO SERVICES
77 A PRIORITY SERVICES
78 A. ADMIRALS TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
79 A-A CLASS TOWN CAR SERVICE
80 AAA LIMO SERVICE
81 ABBLIMOUSINE
82 ABC CAB COMPANY
83 ABIENTOT LIMO
84 ABIY LIMO SERVICE
85 ABOUT U, LLC.
86 ADAM’S LIMOUSINE COMPANY
87 AD LIMOUSINE SERVICE
88 AF LIMO & TOWNCAR
89 AFFORDABLE LUXURY CHARTER
90 AIRPORTS LUXURY LIMO SERVICES
91 ALBERTO LIMO-TOWNCAR SERVICES
92 ALESTA
93 ALFA LIMO SERVICE
94 ALMANAR TRANSPORTATION
95 ALMANI EXCHANGE
96 ALPHA LIMOUSINE & VALET SERVICES
97 ALT CAR SERVICE
98 AME LIMOUSINE & TOWNCAR SERVICE
99 AMEN LIMO COMPANY
100 ADL LIMOUSINE SERVICES
101 ANA TRANSPORTATION
102 ANDERSON LUXURY TRANSPORTATION
103 ANGLE LIMO TRANSPORTATION
104 ARROW CAB
105 ARTA LIMOUSINE
106 ASMARA TOWN CAB
107 ASSAB CAB
108 AVG TRANSPORT SERVICES LLC.
109 AWESOME LIMOS
110 A-WORLD CAB
111 AZTECA TOWNE CAR SERVICE
112 AZTEX LIMO
113 BENTLEY LIMO’S OF HOUSTON, LLC
114 BEST LIMO TX
115 BIJAN LIMOUSINE SERVICE
116 BLACK TIE LUXURY CAR SERVICE
117 BLUE CAB, LLC.
118 BOAPS LIMO
119 BRT CAB
120 BSK LIMO
121 CAPITAL TRANSPORTATION
122 CAPITOL LIMOUSINE SERVICE
123 CAR AND DRIVER AIRPORT SERVICE
124 CAR FOR YOU TRANSPORTATION
125 CAREY LIMOUSINE OF HOUSTON, INC.
126 CITY CAR SERVICES WORLDWIDE
127 CASTILLE LIMOUSINE SERVICE
128 CCL & TRANSPORTATION (City Center Limos)
129 CEADERS LIMO & TRANSPORTATION
130 CENTURY LIMOUSINE SERVICE
131 CHAIN’S LIMO SERVICE
132 CHAMPION OF TEXAS TRANSPORTATION
133 CHAMPION TOWN CAR
134 CHARIOT XXI
135 CHE CAB
136 CHEAP & QUICK LIMO SERVICE
137 CHEPLEX FIVE STAR LIMO SERVICE
138 CHER-AMIS LIMO SERVICE
139 CLEAR LAKE SHUTTLE BUS, INC.
140 CONTACT LIMO
141 CONTINENTAL COACH & LIMOUSINE SERVICES OF HOUSTON, LLC.
142 CORPORATE SERVICES INERNATIONAL
143 CROWN TOWN CAR
144 CROWN TOWN CAR & LIMOUSINE OF HOUSTON
145 DAILY CAR SERVICE
146 DELTA CAB
147 DIAMOND CAB
148 DISCOUNT AIRPORT TAXI
149 DISCOUNT CAB CO.
150 DISCOUNT HOBBY AIRPORT TAXI
151 DISCOUNT METRO TAXI
152 DISCOUNT TOWN CAR
153 DIVINE TOWNCAR & LIMOUSINE SERVICES
154 DT TAXI
155 DYNASTY LIMOUSINE AND TRANSPORTATION
156 E & L TOWNCAR
157 EAGLES LIMOUSINE SERVICE
158 EBENEZER LIMO SERVICE
159 ECS TRANSPORTATION
160 ECS TRANSPORTATION
161 ED CRAVEY TRANSPORTATION
162 ELEGANTE’ LIMO SERVICE
163 ELITE SECURE TRANSPORT
164 ENVOY EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINE
165 ESSU CAR SERVICE
166 ET LIMO TOWN CAR SERVICES
167 EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINE – TOWN CAR RIDE
168 EXECUTRANS
169 EXPERTS LIMO
170 EXPRESS TOWNCAR & LIMOUSINE
171 EXXTRA’S LIMOUSINE SERVICE
172 EZRA TOWN CAR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
173 F. H. TOWNCAR AND LIMOUSINE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
174 FALCON CAB CO.
175 FARAH LIMOUSINE
176 FARESA LUXURY LIMO
177 FERRARO LIMOUSINE SERVICE
178 FIRST CLASS LIMOUSINE SERVICES
179 FLEXIBLE TOWN CAR CO.
180 GALAXY LIMOUSINE SERVICE
181 GALVESTON LIMOUSINE. LLC.
182 GALVESTON TRANSPORTATION, INC.
183 GB TRANSPORTATION
184 GLOBAL GREEN CAB
185 GOLD LABEL TRANSPORTATION
186 GOLDEN TOWN CAR CO.
187 GOOD CAB
188 GOOD O CAB
189 GOOD TOWN CAR
190 GUDALIMO
191 GULF CAB
192 H & E LIMOUSINE SERVICE
193 H & E TOWN CAR
194 H & H TRANSPORTATION
195 HASHMANI LIMO
196 HAYA TRANSPORTATION
197 HH LIMOUSINE
198 HIS EXCELLENCY CAB
199 HOLU LIMOUSINE SERVICES
200 HOUSTON BLACK CAR
201 HOUSTON DESTINATION LIMOUSINES AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
202 IMAN TRANSPORTATION COMPANY
203 INPUT LIMO
204 INTERSTATE CAB
205 JJAY LIMO LLC
206 JLT LIMO AND TOWN CAR SERVICE
207 JOHN LIMO SERVICE
208 JONATHAN’S LIMOUSINE & TOWN CAR SERVICE
209 JR’S TAXI
210 JULIA LIMO
211 JULIEN’S LIMO & CHARTER LLC
212 H & E LIMOUSINE SERVICE
213 KING’S WAY RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION
214 KT SOLUTIONS
215 KVG TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
216 LH CHAUFFEUR SERVICES
217 LIME LIMO
218 LIMO BROS LIMOUSINE SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION
219 LIMO MASLAMANI SERVICE
220 LIMOZ LIMOZ
221 LION CAB
222 LJ TRANSPORTATION
223 LONELY LIMOUSINE SERVICES
224 LUCAS LIMOUSINE
225 LUMMIS TRANSPORTATION
226 M & D TOWN CAR SERVICE
227 M.B. CAB
228 M.D.H. LIMOUSINE
229 MACI TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
230 MARATHON LIMO
231 MARTIN TOWN CAR SERVICE
232 MAURO LIMOS
233 MAYFLOWER CAB CO.
234 MAZARI TOWN CARS LIMOUSINE
235 MEL’S LIMOUSINE
236 MERTTAN LIMOUSINE
237 MHT
238 MIKE’S LIMOUSINE
239 MINUTEMEN TRANSPORTATION
240 MOCKINGBIRD CAB
241 MOCKINGBIRD TOWNCAR
242 MOGATION LIMOUSINE COMPANY
243 MOON LIMO COMPANY
244 MOUN’S LIMO
245 MOUNT EVEREST TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
246 MS LIMOUSINE SERVICES
247 MUIZ LIMO
248 MUNBAR EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT
249 NABEEL CAB CO.
250 NATEY TOWN CAR
251 NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
252 NAZ EMPIRE INC.
253 NEO LUXURY TRANSPORT
254 NOAMAN TRANSPORTATION
255 NOOR LIMO & TOWN CAR SERVICES
256 NOVA LIMO
257 NOVO CORPORATE HOUSING & LIMO AND VALET SERVICES, LLC
258 ODYSSEY CHARTER SERVICE
259 ON TIME & HHY CAB CO.
260 ORANGE CAB
261 P. FIVE LIMOUSINE CO.
262 PANCHO PACHANGA CHARTERS LLC
263 PARS CAB
264 PEACOCK CAB
265 SUPREME LUXURY RIDES LLC
266 PORT CITY CAB
267 PREMIUM AUTO TRANSPORT
268 PRO RIDE
269 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FLEET
270 PROMISE TOWN CAR
271 PROS. CAB
272 PURE LIMOUSINE SERVICES
273 QALANDER
274 R & L PRESTIGE
275 R S
276 RIDE IN STYLE LIMOUSINE
277 RIDES 4 LESS
278 ROXANA P. ENTERPRISES INC.
279 RUSSELL’S TRANSPORTATION
280 S Y L CAB
281 S.O.S. TRANSPORTATION
282 SAFI TRANSPORTATION
283 SAN JOSE TRANSPORTATION
284 SARGENT EXECUTIVE SERVICES
285 SAVANNAH LIMO & TRANSPORTATION L.L.C.
286 SAYED LIMOUSINE
287 SAYMON LIMOUSINE SERVICE
288 SCOTTS TAXI SERVICE
289 SHADI LIMOUSINE
290 SHARIF LIMOUSINE COMPANY
291 SHEWA TOWN CAR AND LIMO SERVICE
292 SIMON LIMOUSINE
293 SMS LIMOUSINE & TOWN CAR SERVICES
294 ST. MICHAEL TAXI CAB
295 STAR CAB
296 STAR HOUSTON TOWN CAR & LIMOUSINE SERVICE
297 STERLING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
298 STS Limousine, Inc.
299 SUPREME CAB
300 SUPREME LIMO
301 T L T
302 T.R. LIMO SERVICES
303 TABOR TRANSPORT SERVICE
304 TAH LIMOUSINE
305 TAYLOR ELITE TRANSPORTATION
306 TEEJAY’S LIMOUSINE
307 TEXAS FLYER TRANSPORTATION
308 TEXAS STAR LIMOUSINE
309 TEXAS TOURS & CHARTER SERVICES, LLC
310 TEXAS TOURS AND CHARTER SERVICES LLC
311 TFT CHARTER BUS AND LIMO SERVICES
312 THANKS 110 LIMOUSINE SERVICES
313 THE 1 TRANSPORTER, LLC
314 THE QUEEN OF SHEBA LIMOUSINE TOWNCAR SERVICE
315 THE WOODLANDS AA TOWN CAR SERVICES
316 TIME LIMO
317 TOWNCAR UNLIMITED
318 TRANSIT LIMO
319 TRUFBA INTERNATIONAL LC
320 UNIQUE CAB
321 UNIQUE CORPORATE TRANSPORTATION
322 UNIVERSAL TOWNCAR
323 UPTOWN LIMOUSINE
324 USA TOWNCAR SERVICE
325 UTRANSIT LLC.
326 VALIAN TRANSPORTER
327 VIPER TRANSPORTATION
328 VIVA TRANSPORTATION
329 WEST LIMOUSINE SERVICE
330 XPERTS LIMOUSINE SERVICES LLC
331 XPERTS TRANSPORTATION
332 YA-SEEN AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
333 YOU FIRST LIMOUSINE SERVICES, LLC.

Jon Ouazdi

Admin

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THE GREAT 2017 INT’L LCT SHOW INDUSTRY EVENT IS CALLING

WELCOME
Welcome to 2017 International LCT Show! The LCT Show will provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date products, resources, information and materials in the industry. We are excited you have decided to join us in Las Vegas. See you there!

Details

Start: March 13
End: March 15
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Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos, Las Vegas
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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2017 REGISTRATION FEES

Pass Options On or Before
2/10/17
2/11/17—
Onsite
Operator Full Show Pass
Includes all seminars, keynotes, parties, lunches and the exhibit hall. The LCT Magazine Awards Celebration is an additional fee. Suppliers do not qualify.
$385 $435
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Includes all seminars, keynotes, parties, lunches and the exhibit hall. The LCT Magazine Awards Celebration is an additional fee. Suppliers do not qualify.
$350  $435
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Includes all seminars, parties, lunches and  the exhibit hall on the chosen day only. Excludes all activities on other days.  The LCT Magazine Awards Celebration is an additional fee. Suppliers do not qualify.
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$175 $230
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Only valid for exhibit hall access on Tuesday, March 14th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Does not include sessions, networking functions, keynotes and parties. NLA Member discounts do not apply. Suppliers do not qualify.
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Only valid for exhibit hall access on Wednesday, March 15th from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Does not include sessions, networking functions, keynotes and parties. NLA Member discounts do not apply. Suppliers do not qualify.
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B4 Business Speed Networking
Limited to 100 participants. Ticket required for attendance. Suppliers do not qualify.
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First Timers’ Orientation 
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The Limousine Operator’s Essential Guide to Hire, Train and Retain Chauffeurs (Training Session) $99 Pre-Show
$149 Onsite
$99 Pre-Show
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LCT Magazine Awards Banquet (Individual Ticket) 
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