We are a trade association for ground transportation operators, airport authorities, and industry suppliers dedicated to the continuous improvement of airport ground transportation services for the traveling public.
The new reality of the North American airport curbs in the U.S. is that TNCs now dominate pickups and drop offs from the airport private auto passenger curbs. This abundance of passengers and drivers seeking each other creates congestion and often confusion at the curb. Unlike commercial ground transportation drivers, who must register with the airport and be vetted through thorough fingerprint background checks, airport security officials know little about TNC drivers. This mode shift to the TNCs may have also negatively affected an airport’s clean air and ADA programs.
AGTA’s Reno Spring Meeting will involve transportation security experts, operators, and airport officials in presentations and discussions of how landside security, emergency and terrorism programs will need to be developed in this era of predominately TNC curbside traffic. Questions like, “What can an airport legally require of those utilizing its curb as for-hire service providers, whether a TNC company, driver, and vehicle, or airport permittee?"
Additionally, this Spring AGTA meeting in Reno, Nevada will address related topics of labor and alternative fuels in ground transportation. Attendees will be updated on the use of independent contractors by operators, and the principles operators need to follow in order to avoid claims of employee status. Finally, presentations and panels will address alternative fuel use in private ground transportation operations as well as related airport requirements.
Reserve rooms at the Silver Legacy Resort online Call Silver Legacy Reservations at 800-687-8733 and refer to the AGTA Conference Group Code ISGTA18 if reserving rooms via phone.
Non-members are welcome and can download a registration form for the conference here.