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Airport Ground Transportation Association

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Airports Are Different Than Cities

AGTA 2016 Spring Meeting
Redondo Beach, CA
March 6 - 9, 2016

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Please click here to see the meeting Agenda for our spring 2016 conference.

Unlike a city, airports must assure the traveling public, including those passengers with disabilities, that these services will be there whenever airplanes are landing and taking off. Airport officials must assure their traveling public that ground transportation fares are fair and clearly communicated. Airports have a duty to ensure that the airline traveling public is offered safe, reliable, and fully insured quality ground transportation service. Airports must have the operational flexibility to develop a safe and fair ground transportation plan that requires all airport ground transportation operators to comply with the standards they've set for the safety of the airline traveling public, legal protection for the airport, and fairness to each class of operators. It is for these reasons that airports often develop operating agreements with one or more ground transportation carriers -- to ensure that the level and quality of desired services are there for all users of that airport.

Sessions during this conference will address the responsibilities of the airport for creating a level playing field for all ground transportation operators when it comes to TNCs and other “sharing” companies seeking to provide a commercial service at the airport. Airports need and should demand special “carve- outs” in legislative language in order for them to serve their traveling public. Look for these topics and more.

The AGTA 2016 spring meeting will held at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel. Rooms for the Crowne Plaza Hotel can be reserved here for the rate of $170 per night. This rate will be available for meeting delegates 3 days prior to and following the meeting.