september 14-17 2018
As we get ready to visit Philadelphia, the“City of Brotherly Love,” where the United States Constitution was written, and the Declaration of Independence was signed, liberty is foremost on our minds. The liberty and freedom that epitomizes this great city will be on full display, and will envelope the theme for the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR’s) 31stannual conference- i.e.,“Regulatory Freedom!”
The concept of “regulatory freedom” may mean different things to different people. For passengers, the freedom to have options, in terms of various types of service and fares, with no inequities and greater efficiency is paramount. When it comes to transportation equity and accessibility, some consider this to be the civil rights movement of our time. As more and more people are moving to cities, living longer and wishing to reside in urban environments to enjoy their golden years, the transportation access issue becomes even more critical. Also, reduced driver income, the proliferation of transportation deserts and underserved communities continue to be important and evolving issues in the equity sphere.
From a regulator’s standpoint, with the Transportation Network Company (TNC) movement having run its initial course, there is now some freedom from political pressures exerted on regulators, who may now pick-up the pieces following the casualties of disruption. Finally, for the incumbent taxicab and limousine industries, key decisions are being made on whether to lobby for the elimination of regulations that tie their hands from competing.
Our conference will be held on September 14thto the 17th, 2018 (Friday through Monday) at the Logan Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The sponsorship menu and registration can be can be accessed by clicking their respective links in the toolbar above. The conference registration rates for 2018 are as follows:
Corporate regulator and small-jurisdiction members: $790.00
Student/Educational Members: $200.00
Regulator/nonprofit non-members: $940.00
Student/Educational Non-Members: $250.00
Please note: Rules have changed for associate industry members. In order to attend the conference, industry members must sponsor at Silver level or higher, or pay full registration if sponsoring at any level lower than Silver. Please see the sponsor menu for more details, linked in the above tool bar.