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  • 17 Sep 2019 10:54 AM | GGTI Staff (Administrator)

    Torrance, CA – The Global Ground Transportation Institute (GGTI) today announced a new partnership with The LMC Group to create educational content for its members. The LMC Group is an independently-held firm providing a range of consulting services, from hiring and retention to social media and public relations to budgeting, forecasting, and operations.

    LMC Founder and CEO Kristen Carroll remarked that she was delighted to launch this partnership because the goals and objectives of GGTI and LMC are so closely aligned.

    “For years, we have seen a major shift in ground transportation trends, skewing toward a hybrid of utilization between fields that operated in silos until recently. Today’s traveler is looking for a wide range of solutions incorporating convenience, technology, ease of use, and flexibility, and a coordinated effort to connect those industries will prove to be groundbreaking. We are excited to share our knowledge and resources with the global ground transportation audience and to be on the ground floor of this promising new initiative from Bobit Business Media!”

    In the coming weeks and months, GGTI members as well as nonmembers will see announcements about the planned content and delivery methods. Our goal is to release diversified content and host educational events to enable ground transportation companies to learn, grow, and further their success.

    GGTI Executive Director Sarah Gazi said she knows that The LMC Group will provide high value education, tools, and resources to the GGTI membership across all segments.

    “Partnering with The LMC Group is truly going to take GGTI's educational content and value to the level we envisioned for GGTI," said Gazi. "Their expertise, professionalism, and experience in, and understanding of, the transportation industry is an unbelievable asset. I couldn't be more excited to work with them as we build and grow GGTI to help our members in everything they do.”

    The Global Ground Transportation Institute (GGTI) was launched in early August 2019 by its founder, Bobit Business Media, whose portfolio includes nine magazines, 13 conferences and trade shows, and 11 industry websites specific to ground transportation. Bobit created the group because they saw a need to unify all segments of ground transportation, as many of them face similar challenges and regulations. The Institute’s purpose is to connect its membership to industry thought-leadership, best practices, education, and networking.

    To join this new community, please visit GGTInstitute.org and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GGTInstitute

    About Global Ground Transportation Institute

    The Global Ground Transportation Institute (GGTI) is a professional association for individuals, business owners and operators in the limousine, shuttle bus, motor coach and autonomous vehicle industries. Established in 2019 by Bobit Business Media, the GGTI’s mission is to provide networking, education and cross-segment thought-leadership to its membership.


  • 3 Sep 2019 10:18 AM | GGTI Staff (Administrator)

    MARLTON, NJ — The Global Ground Transportation Institute (GGTI) has added four experienced professionals to its first Board of Directors. These individuals represent companies that add diversity, innovation, and expertise to the board:

    • ·         Adam Parken, Blacklane (Berlin, Germany)
    • ·         Michael Schneider, Sixt Ride (Pullach, Germany)
    • ·         Sally Snead, Carey International (Frederick, Md., USA)
    • ·         Vojkan Tasic, Limos4 (Buchs, Switzerland)

    The GGTI board members will work alongside GGTI staff to bring value to membership, create innovative and relevant educational content, and steer the ground transportation industry into the future.

    The full Board of Directors is now made up the following individuals, representing various segments of ground transportation from all over the world and including both operators and vendors.

    • ·         Chuck Covington, People’s Transit
    • ·         Kevin Hernandez, ACE Parking
    • ·         Nick Kokas, Brentwood’s Distinguished Executive Transportation
    • ·         Alfredo Molina Moebis, Teletrans Chauffeur & Limo Service
    • ·         Adam Parken, Blacklane
    • ·         Michael Schneider, Sixt
    • ·         Sally Snead, Carey International
    • ·         Vojkan Tasic, Limos4
    • ·         Amy Yan, Amy Express
    • ·         Brenda Borwege, ABC Companies, Inc.
    • ·         Kurt Cornell, Mercedes-Benz
    • ·         Chris Jones, Canalys
    • ·         Lynn Marzullo, Motor Coach Industries
    • ·         Christian Riddell, United Bus Technology

    The board held its first meeting on Aug. 15 via conference call. Members exchanged ideas about the future of GGTI, in particular, areas where the group can play a role in filling educational gaps and bring value to all segments of ground transportation. “The call was exciting and full of energy, ideas, and possibilities,” said Sarah Gazi, GGTI executive director.

    The first in-person GGTI Board of Directors Meeting will be held at the LCT East Show in Atlantic City, Nov. 3-5.


  • 6 Aug 2019 10:54 AM | GGTI Staff (Administrator)

    MARLTON, N.J. — The Global Ground Transportation Institute (GGTI) announces its first Board of Directors, who will work alongside GGTI staff to bring value to membership, create innovative and relevant educational content, and steer the ground transportation industry into the future. 

    The Board of Directors is made up the following individuals, representing various segments of ground transportation from around the world and representing both operators and vendors:

    • Chuck Covington, People’s Transit
    • Kevin Hernandez, ACE Parking
    • Nick Kokas, Brentwood’s Distinguished Executive Transportation
    • Alfredo Molina Moebis, Teletrans Chauffeur & Limo Service
    • Amy Yan, Amy Express
    • Brenda Borwege, ABC Companies, Inc.
    • Kurt Cornell, Mercedes-Benz
    • Chris Jones, Canalys
    • Lynn Marzullo, Motor Coach Industries
    • Christian Riddell, United Bus Technology

    “Our vision was to have a Board of Directors who reflects the ground transportation industry — diverse, innovative, and progressive. I think we have accomplished that,” said Sarah Gazi, GGTI’s Executive Director. “I look forward to collaborating with these individuals on uniting and advancing all segments of ground transportation.”

    The GGTI Board of Directors will hold its first board meeting in the coming weeks to discuss the future of GGTI and how it can grow to become an invaluable community for its members.

    GGTI is still looking for a few names to add to this list. If you are interested in serving on the Board alongside this amazing group of industry representatives, please email info@ggtinstitute.org for consideration. Priority will be given to individuals and companies from newer and under-represented segments of ground transportation.


  • 24 Jul 2019 11:42 AM | GGTI Staff (Administrator)

    TORRANCE, CA — The Global Ground Transportation Institute (GGTI) on July 24 announced a new partnership with Bus Advisors, LLC, to create educational content for its members.

    Bus Advisors LLC is an independently-held firm that consults on safety, compliance, and business practices for the ground transportation industry.

    Bus Advisors’ President Tom Holden said after 17 years in the chauffeur and motorcoach industry, he’s looking forward to being part of the training GGTI provides.

    “I look forward to be part of the new GGTI community working with, learning with, and helping all types of ground transportation companies grow and operate safer and more compliant companies,” Holden said.

    The educational content is still being developed, but it will include topics such as safety auditing, financials, Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance, ADA compliance, growth strategies and best business practices, to name a few. Content will be delivered through webinars, in-person trainings, and other venues.

    Holden, a regular contributor to Luxury Coach & Transportation (LCT) Magazine, will continue to hos educational sessions at the LCT East Show in November 2019 and International LCT Show in February 2020.

    GGTI executive director Sarah Gazi said she knows Bus Advisors will provide high value to their membership through this educational program.

    “Bus Advisors was chosen because Tom has been a great supporter of LCT and the industry as a whole. Their team has a unique way of delivering some complicated topics and making them easy to digest and implement,” Gazi said.

    The creation of GGTI was announced in early July by its founder, Bobit Business Media, whose portfolio includes nine magazines, 13 conferences and trade shows and 11 industry websites specific to ground transportation. Bobit created the group because they saw a need to unify all segments of ground transportation, as many of them face similar challenges and regulations. The institute’s purpose is to connect its membership to industry thought-leadership, best practices, education and networking. The official launch date will be announced soon.

    To join the association or for questions about board membership or volunteer opportunities, please contact Sarah Gazi, sarah.gazi@bobit.com.


  • 10 Jul 2019 6:10 AM | GGTI Staff (Administrator)

    TORRANCE, CA -- Bobit Business Media announced on July 10 the creation of a new association, the Global Ground Transportation Institute (GGTI), for professionals from the limousine, shuttle bus, motorcoach, and autonomous vehicle industries and beyond. These industries span Bobit Business Media’s transportation and fleet brands.

    Bobit, owner of LCT Magazine and its tradeshows, will begin inviting their subscribers and audiences to join GGTI through their publications and email newsletters in late July. Sherb Brown, Bobit Business Media President and chief revenue officer, said the idea for the GGTI was born out of the need for an ultimate resource for benchmarking, training, and connecting with other industry professionals.

    Certified Association Executive (CAE) Sarah Gazi has been laying the groundwork for GGTI as its executive director. (LCT file photo)

    Certified Association Executive (CAE) Sarah Gazi has been laying the groundwork for GGTI as its executive director. (LCT file photo)

    “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 and industry leaders find success not only now, but in the years to come,” Brown said.

    Bobit’s fleet-specific brands include 250,000 fleet professionals, nine magazines, 13 conferences and trade shows, 11 industry websites, and associated email newsletters.

    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 known player in the autonomous vehicle space with its Fleet Forward Conference.

    Specific to the chauffeured and luxury ground transportation industry, LCT Magazine is the most iconic media brand in its category, with more than 10,000 print subscribers, almost 4,000 digital magazine subscribers, and more than 8,000 e-newsletter subscribers. One of LCT Magazine’s associated events, the International LCT Show, will celebrate its 36th year running in February, making it the longest-running trade show in the limousine industry. The International LCT Show brings attendees and exhibitors from across the globe to Las Vegas every winter, with more than 40 countries represented at last year’s event. GGTI members who wish to exhibit at or attend LCT East in November 2019 will be the first to receive special discounted registration rates.

    METRO Magazine has served the bus and rail markets since 1904, reaching more than 22,000 subscribers every month. METRO’s BusCon event has been considered the largest bus show for the past two decades.

    The Global Ground Transportation Institute is already generating buzz, receiving support from other industry groups.

    GGTI is not a lobbying group, and there will be no legislative functions. Sarah Gazi, Certified Association Executive (CAE) and executive director of GGTI, said the Institute will help unify all segments of ground transportation. She added she’s eager to share some of the planned benefits for members, like discounted LCT Connect rates. "Some 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.

    Check out and like the GGTI on Facebook.

    The board of directors for GGTI is being established. To learn more about membership and volunteer opportunities, please contact Sarah Gazi, sarah.gazi@bobit.com.



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