Transportation can be done with all sorts of vehicles today. If a person is not walking to their destination, then they can ride or drive any number of vehicles ranging from cars and taxis to school buses, trains, and even limousines. An event transportation service may be used to bring politicians to a summit, for example, or event transportation services may deliver celebrities privately to an event such as an awards ceremony. But it’s not just the wealthy and powerful who use event transportation services. Medical transportation services may provide ambulances to deliver a patient in critical condition to a hospital, while buses and taxis can deliver just about anyone else to their destination. When is it time for event transportation services? What can they do?
Taking a Limo
Limousine services, as a form of event transportation service, are not restricted to the rich and powerful. In fact, most limo rental services are small and easily accessible, being only a step or two above regular taxis. A typical limo service will probably have five or six vehicles in its fleet and a handful of licenses drivers. So, a customer may look up local limo rental services for an upcoming event, and choose from among several local options. This customer may refer not only to the limo service’s website and previous customer reviews, but also visit the company in person. That way, patrons can look over the limos in person and find one worth renting. After all, the customer wouldn’t want to rent a limo that’s too big (a waste of money) or one that is too small (and can’t hold everyone in their party). In person, the customer can check a limo for any interior or exterior damage or messes, and review the credentials of each driver. The customer can also check for any fees that may apply, especially fees that they may not be expecting.
Limos can be rented for traveling to a high school prom, for example, and many high school seniors may enjoy riding one to and from the dance. Most often, their parents may hire these limo rentals and arrange the rest with their children. Meanwhile, limos are also a fine option for going to and from a wedding, and not just for the bride and groom. Many members of the wedding party or guests may arrive in limos, which can consolidate a number of cars into one. That saves gas, saves space on the road, and is stylish the whole time.
Buses and Shuttles
Meanwhile, shuttles and buses are not as glamorous as limos, but they are an important form of event transportation service. Shuttles are small buses that specialize in where they take their passengers, such as airports. An airport may have a whole shuttle fleet in operation, designed to deliver airplane passengers to and from the airport. After all, if a passenger cannot get personal transport, they may not want to drive themselves to the airport and keep their car parked there for a long time. Rather, a plane passenger may book their tickets and determine when they must arrive at and leave the airport, then look up shuttles and arrange for one to deliver them based on that schedule. These shuttles may arrive near the client’s residence and should have enough room inside for their luggage (along with that of other patrons). Shuttles might also deliver people for a house or worship, most often elderly ones who cannot easily transport themselves. These shuttle buses or vans may have the name of their associated church or synagogue painted on the side.
Buses can deliver people nearly anywhere, and these are efficient vehicles. One full bus can take many cars off the road, clearing up room and also eliminating a lot of air pollution. Buses vary, but often they may boast padded seats, climate control, WiFi, a bathroom, or even electronic display screens for passengers to use. Buses are vital for tourism economies and communities, being able to deliver a full load of tourists who will then spend a lot of money in the local economy. Meanwhile, many rural Americans rely on buses to travel to and from cities (if trains are not an option).