TLPA encourages members to go pink for breast cancer awareness

Posted on September 22, 2010

With members in almost every state as well as internationally, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is harnessing the power of its membership during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month to drive awareness of the disease that will affect one in eight women in their lifetime. Each member company participating in "Pink Ride" will choose how best to designate a vehicle as "pink" and, during the month of October, will donate funds to a breast cancer organization of its own choice.

Through "Pink Ride," TLPA members can raise awareness by painting all or a portion of one or more fleet vehicles pink, or by affixing the official pink ribbon decal with the TLPA logo and the words "Pink Ride" next to it.

The new program is designed to have a national collective impact, while ensuring that donated funds benefit TLPA members' local areas of operations. Members, therefore, have the option of naming their own local organizations — such as breast cancer treatment centers or hospitals — or making donations to the American Cancer Society, which will ensure the funds are returned to local chapters in those members' areas of operation.

"Our members are taking the breast cancer fight to the street, literally. This campaign is as much about visibility — reminding people in October that fighting breast cancer requires as many of us as possible to get involved — as it is about raising funds for breast cancer organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, who do so much for us to get closer to finding a cure," said Alfred LaGasse, CEO of TLPA.

Transportation companies in more than half of the U.S. states, as well as operators in Canada, have so far joined the TLPA's "Pink Ride" program. A full list of participating companies and their hometowns is available here.



View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FTA issues guidance on how transit agencies can implement ADA

To enhance understanding of the Act, the new circular offers a user-friendly, one-stop resource on its requirements.

CTED workshop to focus on ADA requirements, small bus inspections

The course is instructed by Halsey King, a well renowned speaker and writer on maintenance and technology issues, that includes repair, inspection and management of vehicle fleets.

S.D. council softening stance against raising paratransit fares

The about-face came just six days after an internal audit of the city's public transportation system was released to the council. In it is a recommendation to raise paratransit rates to $2.50 a ride from the $2 fee riders have paid since 1996.

AC Transit, BART celebrates ADA's 25th anniversary, new paratransit office

Since the ADA’s signing in 1990, AC Transit and BART have worked to ensure disabled residents are able to enjoy the many benefits of public transportation. The two agencies joined together in 1994 to form the East Bay Paratransit Consortium.

Chicago Pace's draft budget includes paratransit shortfall

A paratransit fare increase may be proposed to fill the gap; however, Pace Executive Director T.J. Ross acknowledged it would be very difficult for those riders to absorb.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close