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Join us in Boston for a great show. We urge you to download the registration form and bring it to the TLPA Registration Desk at the Sheraton Boston Hotel to register onsite. Online registration has ended as all convention materials have been shipped to Boston.



TLPA President William "Bill" Rouse and the TLPA leadership invites the membership, vendors, spouses and guests of TLPA to "The Cradle of Liberty", Boston, Massachusetts, for the 95th Annual Convention & Trade Show at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, October 27-31, 2013.


One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston.

Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the state's largest city, and the county seat of Suffolk County in the United States. The City of Boston hosts over 12 million annual visitors from across the country and around the globe. This vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history.

Because of the city's prominent role in the American Revolution, several historic sites relating to that period are preserved as part of the Boston National Historical Park. Many are found along the Freedom Trail, which is marked by a red line of bricks embedded in the ground. The city is also home to several art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: (617) 236-2000

Please make your reservations at the Sheraton Boston early.

The Sheraton Boston Hotel is located just four miles from Boston Logan International Airport. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at The Shops at Prudential Center and Copley Place or one of the Boston Back Bay restaurants. Walk just a few blocks to the Charles River or the Boston Common. Stroll leisurely through the nearby boutiques of Newbury Street, or make connections at Hynes Convention Center accessible via indoor walkways.

Sheraton Boston Parking

Valet parking hourly rates: 0-1 hour: $16, 1-2 hours: $22, 2-4 hours: $28, 4-8 hours $31, and Overnight: $46.

After 8 hours, overnight rate applies. Registered guests must remove vehicle by 2 p.m. on day of checkout or additional parking charges may be levied.

Due to the limited space and height restrictions of the parking facility, oversized vehicles will be charged $88 per night and oversized parking is at a first come first serve basis. Any vehicle exceeding a height of 6' and/or exceeding 17' in length is considered oversized.


The hotel has reserved a limited number of rooms for the group until Thursday, October 3, 2013, or until the block sells out. The special group rate is $229 per night. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.45% (Subject to change without notice.)

Hotel reservations can be made in two ways:

    By Phone: Make your reservations directly through the Starwood Central Reservation Office by calling (888) 627-7054 on an individual basis, identifying yourself as members of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association.

    On-line: Click here to be directed to the Sheraton Boston Hotel reservations page.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Still need to make a hotel reservation (Sept. 27 update)?

The TLPA room block at the Sheraton Boston will close on October 3rd. The Sheraton currently has limited rooms available, some outside of the TLPA room block (at a higher rate). Reserve the dates you can at our convention rate and then contact our room block manager at the Sheraton to see if you can expand your reservation to the additional nights and to determine the fee for those room nights.

Here are a few other options that may still be available:

  1. Hilton Boston Back Bay - 3 Star & 3 Diamond - right across the street from the Sheraton. Website for reservations is or call (617) 236-1100. Rate is currently at $299
  2. Boston Marriott Copley Place - 3 Star & 3 Diamond - 2 blocks from the Hynes via connecting Shops at Prudential skywalk. Currently, the lowest rate there is $279. Best way to make reservations is online at or call (800) 228-9290.
  3. Midtown Hotel - Not Rated & 2 Diamond - 3 blocks from the Hynes - the ONLY budget option in the Back Bay neighborhood. Currently, hotel is selling at $279. Best way to book reservations is via website at or by calling the hotel directly at (800) 343-1177 and asking for Reservations.

This year the trade show will be held in the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. The Hynes Convention Center is conveniently connected to the Sheraton Boston Hotel via indoor walkways.

The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center built in 1988 from a design by architects Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood. It replaced a previous building, also a convention center, regarded as "ungainly." The 1988 design "attempted to relate in scale and materials to its Back Bay setting, adopting granite and setbacks... The severe gray interior is reminiscent of an early 20th-century German railroad station." The Center is named after former Boston mayor John Hynes.


This year's operator tour is hosted by Boston Cab Dispatch and EJT Management and will take place on Monday, October 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Boston Cab Dispatch, Inc. has been the industry leader in the Boston taxi business for the last 50 years with 4 generations of Boston Taxi experience under one roof. Boston Cab has had computerized dispatch for over 16 years (a decade before anyone else in Boston) and is updating this system in order to have cutting edge software and hardware to improve service. This new technology will make Boston Cab one of the most technologically advanced taxi services in the country. Boston Cab is also the greenest taxi radio service in New England—over 450 of their 500 vehicles are hybrids.

EJT manages over 370 medallions that it leases out daily and weekly. These medallions are in the Boston Cab Dispatch radio association.

Round-trip transportation for the Host Operator Tour will be provided by A&A Metro Transportation, and will begin boarding from the Dalton Street entrance of the Boston Sheraton at 9:10 a.m., and will depart at 9:25 a.m. Coach will make continuous loops with the final transport departing the Hotel at 10:30 a.m. There is no cost to participate in the Host Operator Tour, however we encourage you to sign up in advance. If you haven't signed up, please print out the Annual Convention Registration Form click here, and fax to (301) 984-5703. New members and first-time attendees are encouraged to attend!


In late October in Boston it's generally a very pleasant time of year, without extremes of temperature, and usually dry and sunny. But, it's possible to get a day of heavy rain. The typical weather at that time of the year would range from pleasantly cool to refreshingly chilly, but it's possible that it could be fairly cold or as warm as days in the 70s or low 80s. A sweater, a light jacket, and rain gear, along with both long- and short-sleeved shirts, should be fine for almost any kind of weather you'd encounter in Boston that time of year.


Sheraton Boston Hotel is ideally located near many of Boston's best attractions.

  • Museum of Science - 2.2 miles
  • Children's Museum - 2.1 miles
  • Museum of Fine Arts - 0.9 miles
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 1.1 miles
  • House of Blues - 0.7 miles
  • JFK Library & Museum - 3.8 miles
  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library - 0.2 miles
  • Institute of Contemporary Art - 2.4 miles
  • Boston Symphony Hall - 0.3 miles
  • Boston Duck Tours - 0.5 miles
Sports Venues
  • TD Banknorth Garden - 1.7 miles
  • Fenway Park - 0.9 miles
  • The Shops at Prudential Center - connected via 2nd floor
  • Copley Place - 0.4 miles (connected via indoor walkways on 2nd floor)
  • Newbury Street - 0.2 miles
  • Downtown Crossing - 1.6 miles
  • Charles Playhouse - 1.1 miles
  • Colonial Theatre - 1.2 miles
  • Opera House - 1.5 miles
  • Wang Center - 1.2 miles
  • Wilbur Theatre - 1.1 miles
  • Shubert Theatre - 1.2 miles
  • Orpheum Theatre - 1.6 miles

Photos Courtesy of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau