James Campolongo has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years and is internationally recognized as an expert in the transportation field. He served as President of the Pennsylvania Taxicab and Paratransit Association from 1994-2005, as well as President of the Taxicab, Livery, and Paratransit Association (TLPA) in 2005.
James began his career as Director of Marketing, but was rapidly promoted to General Manager in 1993, and then President and CEO in 1994. As a direct result of his leadership, the Pittsburgh Transportation Group currently ranks among the top companies in the United States. Yellow Cab (dba zTrip), one of its divisions, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. He has been instrumental in the rebranding of Pittsburgh Yellow Cab to the national “zTrip” taxi product – a hybrid of ride-share app as well as traditional taxi.
He has received extensive recognition not only for his achievements in transportation but in many other noteworthy causes in and around the region.
Locally, James is known as a charitable community activist. In addition to his many board positions and affiliations listed below, he is particularly proud of his involvement with YMCA’s Camp-Kon-O-Kwee. Over the past 18 years, he has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the camp and its worthy programs. Because of his generosity and commitment to local charities, James is a past recipient of the National Limousine Association’s Community Service Award.