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Yellow_Cabs_in_New_YorkThe national Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association, based in Rockville, Md. announced it has named Brock F. Rosayn of Palm Beach County, Fla., as the 2013 Taxicab Small Fleet Operator of the Year.

Rosayn has spent his entire career in the transportation industry, according to the release from the association. He and his wife, JoAnne, owners of Metro Taxi of Palm Beach County, said the business is a family effort. Their children work for the company, focusing on fuel-efficient vehicles.

“My goals for this company are to continue to implement more fuel-efficient vehicles into our fleet,” Rosayn said. “The community showed so much support when we introduced our first Prius hybrid to our fleet, and we want to continue to grow in that direction.”

Alfred LaGasse, Chief Executive Officer of the association, said in the statement that Rosayn was a clear choice for the honor, in part because of his focus on innovation and fuel-efficiency.

“Brock is a true leader in the transportation industry,” LaGasse said. “Not only has he been one of the frontrunners in fuel-efficiency, but he has also managed to incorporate his entire family into the business. His company has thrived through innovation, and what a joy it must be to do so as a family

According to the release:

Rosayn will accept the award on October 30th in front of nearly 1,000 industry leaders at the TLPA’s annual convention, held this year at the Sheraton Boston/John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA. This year marks the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association’s 95th Annual Convention & Trade Show, the world’s largest gathering of for-hire fleet executives.

Established in 1917, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is a non-profit trade association of and for the private passenger transportation industry. Its extensive membership spans the globe to include 1,100 taxicab companies, executive sedan and limousine services, airport shuttle fleets, non-emergency medical transportation companies, and paratransit services. For more information, please visit www.tlpa.org.

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