International Association of Transportation
Multi-Modal Mobility Innovation For All!
Who We Are
The International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) is a non-profit, professional association of government transportation officials. Founded in 1989, the IATR is primarily an educational organization that shares information and best practices among a wide variety of government agencies that license, regulate and/or contract with for-hire ground transportation services. These regulated industries include: taxicabs; micro-transit; micro-mobility; buses & motor coaches; black cars & limousines; paratransit & non-emergency medical transport; and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).
An Innovative Governance Framework for the Future
The International Association of Transportation Regulators (“IATR”) has pioneered providing model regulations for the rapidly-evolving for-hire ground transportation sector. Taxis have been at the forefront of transportation regulation for more than a century, but the last decade has witnessed an influx of new players, namely app-based, on-demand transportation services. Providers of these apps are generally referred to by regulators as Transportation Network Companies (“TNCs”), private hire vehicles (“PHVs”), for-hire vehicles (“FHVs”), point-to-point transportation, or peer-to-peer networks. Whatever you call it, this technology has permanently altered the for-hire transportation regulatory landscape.
“Modernizing Taxi Regulations: An Innovative Governance Framework for the Future” draws from the international experience to set a framework to: streamline regulations; make the vehicle, driver, and company approval processes more efficient; and maximize regulatory flexibility and benefits to customers, operators, and drivers – all without compromising safeguards for health, safety, and consumer protections. The recommendations include allowing taxis to use e-hail and up-front fares, allow soft-meters where metered fares are necessary, ensuring driver eligibility criteria is relevant in the age of GPS, and making taxi companies responsible for driver credentialing. It is well past time that regulators look at taxi rules from the bottom up and remove those that are standing in the way of innovative that can support multi-modal mobility, sustainability, accessibility, and equity and partnerships. Click here to read the full report.
2024 IATR 37th Annual Conference
IATR Going Next to South Florida in 2024
“Regulatory Sunshine & A Taste of South Florida!”
Get ready for a journey to the sunny shores of South Florida! We’re thrilled to announce that the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) is heading to Fort Lauderdale for our 37th Annual Conference, taking place from October 7th to 11th, 2024! This is a must-attend event for all transportation industry professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve and make meaningful connections with their peers. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn, grow, and network at this beautiful destination.
The theme of the IATR’s 37th Annual Conference, consistent with Florida’s Sunshine State motto, will be “Regulatory Sunshine – Let the Mobility Sunshine In!” Building on our “modernizing mobility” and “transportation equity” themes from our last two conferences, we will be covering topics that center around IATR projects and initiatives – including accessibility & NEMT standards, sustainability & congestion mitigation, road safety & technology, vehicle automation & artificial intelligence, mobility data solutions, as well as modernizing taximeters & the regulatory agency of the future. Consistent with our conference theme, it is our goal to cast sunshine on regulatory issues, by not only promoting transparency in government policymaking, but by developing a deeper understanding of complicated issues affecting the future of mobility innovation through an open dialogue. The conference will host events and input from our conference hosts from Palm Beach, Miami-Dade & Broward Counties, and provide attendees with “A Taste of South Florida!”
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IATR Modernizes Mobility in Arizona – Next Stop? Florida 2024!
The International Association of Transportation Regulators (“IATR”) held its 36th Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona from September 27th to 30th, 2023. Under the theme of “Modernizing Mobility,” the conference concentrated on automation, electrification, and multi-modal integration with an eye toward the future of regulation.
As usual, the IATR conference did not disappoint. The full agenda offered excellent keynote speakers, a daylong automated and electric vehicle “bootcamp” for regulators, and two full days of inspiring and enlightening educational sessions, as well as entertainment and networking. No IATR conference would be complete without a magical gala event – and this year was no different. Held at the Desert Botanical Gardens, the gala was an enchanting evening under the Arizona stars, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the desert and the musical stylings of rocking regulators. It was an unforgettable night of networking, celebration, and lasting memories. Attendees also hailed driverless taxis from Waymo and Cruise in the Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix area, and shared their experiences in a dynamic day-long workshop on AV model regulations.
Post-conference survey results showed that 100% of respondents found the conference useful, while 40% reported the conference completely met expectations, and the remaining 60% said it exceeded expectations. 70% of respondent attendees rated the conference as “excellent” and 25% indicated it was the best IATR conference ever. Several attendees noted that it was “the best conference I ever attended their lives!”
The IATR conference could not have been possible without the generous support from its sponsors: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP, the University Transportation Research Center (“UTRC”) at the City College of New York, Uber, Flywheel, Voyager Global Mobility, Waymo, Cruise, Curb, The Black Car Fund, iCabbi, Carmel, the Independent Drivers Guild (“IDG”), Nexar, RideShare Mechanic, Research Underwriters, Via, Integra Energy, and Revel. Also, the conference planning team did a magnificent job, including our membership director, Kim Ramkishun, our videographer/Photographer, Andriy Blagay, and our conference planner Bianca Blag and her team (Jairina Capellan and Ava King) A special thanks goes out to our incredible conference host, Chandler City Council Member Mark Stewart, who went above and beyond to ensure we had one of the best conferences and experiences ever!