Greater California Livery Association
GCLA Announces Board of Directors
The Greater California Livery Association named its 2004
officers and board of directors.
Officers are Rick Brown of La Costa Limousine, president;
Nick Chernin of Limousine Management Systems, vice
president; Anne Marin of Secure Transportation, treasurer,
and Caryn Worcester, executive director and secretary.
Directors are Ron Stein of Exclusive Sedan Service, Guy
Ninio of Siilverado Coach, Chris Hundley of Limousine
Connection, Robert Partovi of Empire International, Norman
Lewis of First Class Limousine Service, Rick Azzolino of
Gateway Limousines, Gary Bauer of Bauer Transportation, and
Barbara Papp of Don Kott Lincoln-Mercury.
San Diego Limousine Association
Operators Meet With Congressman
Members of the San Diego Limousine Association recently
hosted a meeting with a congressman, U.S. Rep. Bob Filner
(D-CA), whose district runs along the California border
Filner, following the meeting, directed his staff to
research the issue of San Diego limousine companies not
being able to do business across the border into Mexico.
“We will also examine the language pertinent to this issue
in the NAFTA [free trade] agreement and other cross-border
regulations to see if any restrictions on your business can
be relaxed,” Filner wrote to SDLA members.
Limousine Association of Colorado
LAOC Reaching Out to Hospitality Industry
The LAOC this year is boosting its membership by inviting
others in the hospitality and related industries to become
Association members have many goals that they share with
others and they hope to pool knowledge and resources.
New officers of the Limousine Association of Colorado are
Adam Paul of Colorado Corporate Car, treasurer; Marilyn
Wright of Colorado Car Service, secretary; Cris Haiskey of
Towne and Country Limousine, chairman; Beth Hamilton of
Brentwood Limousine, president, and coach; Barbara Williams
of Ride On Time Town Car Service, sergeant-at-arms, and
Mike Geissler of Colorado Corporate Coach, vice president.
Association leaders also noted that local operators have
many challenges this year: Denver Airport continues to be
an issue because drivers are not allowed inside the
terminal to greet passengers and help them with
Association officials noted that operators around the
country face identical issues and they invited others to
contact them to learn from each others’ experiences.
A deregulation bill is also coming before the state
Legislature again this year. Although the industry is
already somewhat deregulated, this bill has far-reaching
ramifications that the association intends to address.
In addition, leaders noted that they are a statewide
association and they pledged to represent and serve the
needs of businesses from remote areas or smaller cities.
Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association
Association Works on Deal with High School
The Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association was working
with the area’s largest high school, North Penn High, to
provide per-student rates, including tip, for as many as
500 prom goers.
The high school contacted Philip Jagiela, a member of the
PRLA board, who put numbers and vehicles together through
The high school will serve as the service broker, backing
the reservations for the PRLA members.
The association is hoping this venture will prove
successful and lead to deals with other high schools.
Virginia Limousine Association
Education Department Aids in Prom Safety
The Virginia Limousine Association has been working the
state’s Department of Education on making this year’s prom
The association mailed a Member Prom Pledge and information
packets to the 500 operators in the state.
The association will send the Department of Education a
list of operators who promised to act safely and not allow
any illegal activities during the night.
The department sends the information to all the secondary
schools, urging them to use operators who has signed the
Illinois Limousine Association
New Policy Adopted for Prom Work
The Illinois Limousine Association adopted a new written
policy for special events that involve minors.
The policy prohibits of alcohol and other drugs in the
vehicle and requires pre-registration of all passengers. In
addition, the limousine company has the right to inspect
packages, which must be stored in the trunk; the privacy
screen must remain open, and each parent of a registered
passenger must provide phone contact. The ILA will identify
all complying operators on its Web site and provide to
customers upon request.
Limousine Operators of Western New York
Operators Face Limousine Ban for Teen Events
Limousine Operators of Western New York are facing a
limousine ban from some local high schools for the junior
Association President Mike Smith of Affordable Limousine
Service, West Seneca, N.Y., said the prom ban has been a
problem for a few years. The association has tried to
resolve the issue but the ban remains.
“The problem is that the kids book their service in
February with a deposit and don’t find out limousines are
banned for their junior prom until two weeks before the
event,” Smith said. This leaves operators in a tight spot
with either refunding the deposit or not.
Smith also noted that there had been no specific incident
to provoke the ban.