A lot is happening in the B2B ground transport sector, with operators and supporting technology firms converging. Much of the action is in response to transportation network companies Uber and Lyft. When the dust settles, customers will have wider access in more distribution channels to cars and drivers providing pre-reserved and on-demand services.

It will be too late for some players. Ask travel managers about ground transportation and they invariably start discussing the ride-hailing companies. Traditional operators many times are an afterthought.

To be sure, there will be . . .

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