Get On Board With A New Industry Group Open For Business

LCT Staff
Posted on August 1, 2019
The GGTI website is now up and running...and ready for sign ups. (Photo: Website screenshot)

The GGTI website is now up and running...and ready for sign ups. (Photo: Website screenshot)

TORRANCE, CA — Bobit Business Media announced Aug. 1 it is accepting member applications for its new professional business group, the Global Ground Transportation Institute (GGTI), which welcomes professionals from the limousine, shuttle bus, motorcoach, and autonomous vehicle industries and beyond.

These industries span Bobit Business Media’s deep portfolio of transportation and fleet brands.

Members will have access to free webinars, training courses and educational events, marketing tools, whitepapers, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, reduced registration at GGTI partnered events, and access to a database of more than 200,000 corporate fleet and travel managers.

Bobit has long served the global ground transportation industry, with a special focus on the limousine, bus and fleet sectors, with brands such as: Luxury Coach & Transportation (LCT), METRO, Automotive Fleet, School Bus Fleet and Heavy-Duty Trucking (HDT).

Bobit’s fleet-specific brands encompass 250,000 fleet professionals, nine magazines, 13 conferences and trade shows, 11 industry websites. Bobit covers every aspect of the fleet market including commercial, rental, and government fleets that use cars, vans, and light-medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Bobit is also a leader in the autonomous vehicle space with its Fleet Forward Conference.

LCT Magazine has been the most influential,  prestigious, and original global media brand for the chauffeured transportation industry for more than 30 years. One of its associated events, the International LCT Show, is the longest-running trade show of its kind, celebrating its 36th year in February.

METRO Magazine has served the bus and rail markets since 1904. METRO’s BusCon Expo event, to be held in September, has been considered the largest bus show for the past two decades.

News and industry thought-leadership aside, Sherb Brown, Bobit Business Media President, said the collective was created out of the need for the ultimate resource for benchmarking, training, and connecting with other industry professionals.

“Bobit has served these industries for decades and we believe the Global Ground Transportation Institute is just the next step, filling the need for a global, responsive and diverse ground transportation networking and education platform that focuses on helping professionals find success not only now, but in the years to come,” Brown said.

The Global Ground Transportation Institute is already receiving support from other industry groups. Sarah Gazi, Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Executive Director of GGTI, said the Institute will help unify all segments of ground transportation.

“Some really cool things will be coming for the members following the launch and in the coming months as this new community grows and evolves," Gazi said. The board of directors for GGTI is being established.

Membership cost is $250/year for operators, $500/year for vendors, and free for associations. To join the association please visit:


Questions: Sarah Gazi, GGTI’s Executive Director, (856) 335-3255; [email protected]

About Bobit Business Media

Deeply committed to providing important content to each of its verticals, Bobit Business Media has successfully grown and innovated over 55+ years. The company employs more than 170 talented associates in areas such as editorial, audience marketing, ad sales, production, digital media, events, research, and accounting. BBM is headquartered in Torrance, CA, with offices in Marlton, N.J. Bobit was founded in 1961by the late Ed Bobit and was acquired by Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, in November 2018.

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