Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 12, 2011 Session Presentations
DAY 1: TRAINING TRENDS & BEST PRACTICES
   

Session 1 - Regulator Training: Training With Integrity Emilio Leonardis

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Session 2A - Implementation & Administration: Driver Training Implementation and Administration - Emilio Leonardis - Andrew Pollo - Cesar Padilla

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Session 2B - Enforcement Officer Training: NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission Enforcement

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Session 3 - TLPA - Web-based Driver Education: Web-Based Driver Education Program and TOPS (Taxis on Patrol) - TLPA Taxicab Driver Enhancement Program

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Session 4 - Panel Discussion: Where do you draw the regulatory line?
Presentation 1 - Elearning - eCubed Learning
Presentation 2 - TCS Presentation Drawing the Regulatory Training Line - Charles Johnson

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September 13, 2011 Session Presentations
DAY 2: IATR RESEARCH & REFORM INITIATIVES – NEW DIRECTIONS
   

Session 5 – IATR’s New Research Initiative:
Presentation 1: New York City Taxi Use GPS Data and Toll Road Choice - David A. King - Jonathan R. Peters - Michael E. Kress - Camer
Presentation 2: Taxicabs for Improved Urban Mobility Are We Missing an Opportunity - David A. King - Jonathan Peters - Matthew Daus

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Session 6 – PARATAXIS : Mind the Gap
Presentation 1 - A New Look at Paratransit - How to Reinvent Demand Responsive Transport - Yngve Westerlund
Presentation 2 - A New Paradigm for Bridging the Accessibility Gap Between Transit and Taxis - Matthew W. Daus - James M Cooper
Presentation 3 - Parataxis - Mind the Gap - Driving Taxis Into Mainstream Transportation Planning - James Cooper

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Session 7 – Regulatory Reform – A Tale of Many Cities?
Presentation 1 - Making Reform Happen - Councillor Minnan-Wong
Presentation 2 - Regulatory reform - A London Story - Geoffrey Riesel
Presentation 3 - Taxi Industry Inquiry - Prof. Allan Fels

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Session 8A – NIOSH Evaluatioin of Taxi Driver Safety Equipment
Presentation 1 - Evaluating the Effect of Cameras in Taxicab Driver Safety - Cammie Menendez
Presentation 2 - Taxicab Security Camera System Evaluation Study - NIOSH - Shengke Zeng - Bradley Newbraugh - Richard Current - Douglas Cantus - Darlene Weaver

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Session 8B – Mandating Credit Card Acceptance
Presentation 1 - A Discussion on the Costs Associated With Accepting Credit Cards At the Point of Sale For Taxis and Limo Industry - Paul Compton - Evo Platinum
Presentation 2 - Card Acceptance is Only the First Step - CMT
Presentation 3 - Tom Drischler - nov 2003 - tent bo 025 for cc $10 change
Presentation 4 - Tom Drischler - dec 2003 - fnl bo 025 for cc $10 change
Presentation 5 - Tom Drischler - may 2007 - bo 053 for cc overcharge revocation

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September 14, 2011 Session Presentations
DAY 3: TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & THE NIGHTTIME ECONOMY - THE OTHER 9-5
   

Session 9 – Mobility Management & Nightlife - RHI Services

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Session 10 – Toronto’s Entertainment District – Building Alliances for Mobility Management and Nightlife.
Presentation 1 - EntertainmentDistrict News Clippings - Jim Bell
Presentation 2 - Late-Night Integrated Transportation - Jim Peters

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  Dates     September 11-14, 2011  
       
Location    
Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
www.Sheraton.com/centretoronto (Link Updated: July 2011)

The Sheraton Centre is in the heart of the city, with easy access to the theatre district, shopping,
museums, and attractions. Room Rate $199CAN (rates guaranteed for stays from Friday Sept 9th to Thursday September 15th inclusive)
 
  Conference
Theme
    Training and Hospitality –
The Keys to Taxi Success
 
Toronto has been named the 10th most economically powerful city in the world, with a mosaic of cultures, in the heart of a region of 5.5 million people. As the economic engine of Canada, Toronto is a major tourist destination, and its taxi and limousine industries play a key role as ambassadors for the city. As our conference host, Toronto’s Taxi Training Division will showcase their philosophy and approach to training, hospitality and customer service in the context of Municipal Licensing and Standards.
       
Business
Session
Format
   
Integrated and Interactive
  • Keynote and Plenary Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions focused on unique taxi, limousine and paratransit issues
  • Presentation of research papers from around the world
  • Supplier displays fully integrated into the business session
  • Indoor accessible vehicle and vehicle technology tradeshow throughout the conference
 
  Program at a Glance    
  • Sunday Sept 11 (9:00 – 3:00 pm) Pre-Conference Training Session (TBD)
  • Sunday Sept 11 (6:00 – 9:00 pm) Welcome Reception
  • Monday Sept 12 – Training and Safety – An Operational and Compliance Focus
  • Tuesday Sept 13 – Hospitality – What the Business and Tourism Communities Have to Say
  • Wednesday Sept 14 – Partnership Perspective – planning major events, dealing with peak demand
  • Wednesday Sept 14 – (9:00 – 4:00 pm) Post-Conference Training (TBD)
 
       
Who Should Attend    
  • Regulators of for-hire vehicles with responsibility for licensing, training and standards
  • Public Transport planners and policy advisors
  • Elected officials with responsibility for passing taxi/livery legislation
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Staff
  • Transit Agencies coordinating with other service providers
  • Industry suppliers providing technology and business solutions to the for-hire industry
 
  Rates    
  • Full Conference Early-Bird Member Rate =
    $US 699
  • Full Conference Early-Bird Non-Member Rate =
    $US 850
  • Day Rates = $US 250
  • Additional Training Sessions (Sunday and Wednesday) = $US 99
 
       
Registration Deadlines    
  • Online Registration begins January 3, 2011 (www.iatr.org)
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline – Friday August 5, 2011
  • Hotel Block Rate Deadline – 5:00 pm EDT, August 10, 2011
       
Pre and Post
Conference Tours
   
  • Referrals to a local tour operator will be available for tours to St. Jacobs Village and Niagara Wine Tours, and other destinations.
  • Contact Karen Cameron at kcameron@iatr.org for more details.
 
  Why this
Conference?
    The IATR Conference is the most cost-effective educational opportunity offered for regulators of for-hire transport. Begin your regulatory scan, best-practices research, or business process review by taking advantage of the experienced peers that attend IATR.  
 
  IATR:
Who We Are
    IATR is a growing peer group of taxi, limousine and for-hire transportation regulators, dedicated to improving the practice of licensing, enforcement and administration through the sharing of information and resources.  
       
IATR
Membership Benefits
   

Through the IATR website members gain access to:

  • A directory of key personnel in other jurisdictions, to help you reach the right contact when you need a peer
  • A searchable database of operational statistics, performance measures, and regulatory initiatives, to help you sort and easily locate like-minded jurisdictions.
  • A library of reports, and studies undertaken by other jurisdictions.
  • A monthly newsletter reporting on newsworthy events in other jurisdictions
  • The ability to have a survey sent to all IATR members, to give you the data and answers you need
  • Each year, IATR holds a highly successful annual conference. For three days, regulators from around the world share perspectives, experiences, statistics and even a laugh or two.
 
  IATR
Purpose
   

IATR was formed to establish a professional association of municipal, county, state, country, provincial, or federal transportation regulators who are directly or indirectly responsible for the regulation of transportation industries. In general, the purpose of the organization is to encourage close cooperation and sharing of information between the various entities represented and to work to resolve common problems.

The members of IATR are committed to working for the betterment of the government or regulatory entities that they represent. Members of IATR are expected to present solutions to their respective governing bodies for consideration and to develop needed educational programs that will benefit the members, the community, the industry and the entities they represent.

 
       
IATR
Objectives
   
  • Collection, analyses and dissemination of information relating to public vehicles for hire
  • Discussion and exchange of ideas among government officials concerning the regulation of public vehicles for hire.
  • Coordination of efforts to improve the regulatory framework of public vehicles for hire.
  • Improvement of the public vehicle for hire industry.
 
  Learn more about IATR    

IATR’s website contains downloads of presentations from previous conferences. And we recently added video from the 2009 New York conference and the 2010 Chicago conference to show the calibre of debate offered as part of the IATR experience.

Visit www.iatr.org and click on “IATR Conferences” for more information.

 
       
Future
IATR
Conferences
    2012 is IATR’s 25th Anniversary
2012 – Washington, D.C. – J.W. Marriott, Pennsylvania AV (blocks from the White House)
2013 – St. Louis, MO
Conference dates to be determined
 
 
  SPONSORSHIP  

(Note – Membership and Conference Registration are included in ALL sponsorship categories.)

Bronze ($2,500)

   
  • One corporate announcement in the IATR conference newsletter, The Regulator, September Edition
  • One registration to the IATR 2011 Annual Conference (value US$699)
  • One IATR Associate Membership (value $650)
  • ? page color advertisement in the conference program
  • Recognition at the IATR conference Welcome Reception
       
Silver
($5,000)
   
  • Three corporate announcements in the IATR newsletter, The Regulator
  • Two registrations to the IATR 2011 Annual Conference
  • One IATR Associate Membership
  • Full page color advertisement in the conference program
  • Recognition at the IATR conference Welcome Reception
     
  Gold
($7,500)
   
  • • Your Logo and link on the IATR Web site (one year)
  • Three corporate announcements in the IATR newsletter, The Regulator
  • Two registrations to the IATR 2010 Annual Conference
  • One IATR Associate Membership
  • One Exhibit Space (for full conference Sunday to Wednesday)
  • Full page color advertisement in the conference program
  • Recognition at the IATR conference Welcome Reception
 
     
  Platinum
($10,000)
   
    • Your Logo and link on the IATR Web site (one year)
    • Twelve corporate announcements in the IATR newsletter, The Regulator or Weekly Snippets
    • Two registrations to the IATR 2011 Annual Conference
    • One IATR Associate Membership
    • Full page color advertisement on the inside cover of the conference program
    • One Exhibit Space (for full conference Sunday to Wednesday)
    • Speaking Opportunity at the IATR Conference (during breakfast or luncheon of choice)
    • Meeting opportunity with the IATR Board of Directors (IATR Board Meeting, Sunday Sept 11th)
    • Membership on IATR Associate Member Advisory Board (IATR Board Meeting, Sunday Sept 11th)
    • Recognition at the IATR conference Welcome Reception  
 
     
  A La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities    
  • IATR The Regulator Newsletter Announcement - $500 per space
  • IATR Refreshment Breaks - $1,000 per break (includes recognition)
  • IATR Full Conference Exhibit Space - $3,000/member; $5,000/non-member
  • IATR Conference Materials (Binders, Totes, etc.) – Please Contact Karen Cameron
  • IATR Hospitality Suite Host – Contact Karen Cameron for arrangements
  • Tuesday Gala Dinner/Entertainment – Contact Karen Cameron for arrangements
  • Pre/Post Conference Training Event - To offer a training opportunity, marketed as part of the IATR conference, please contact Karen Cameron by February 4th, 2011.