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Car and Limo Rentals Becoming Big Business in Beijing

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on February 10, 2011

Hiring a car to take people from one place to another in Beijing is becoming a very big business as traffic restrictions make it increasingly difficult for residents to own and drive cars. City officials have adopted these restrictions as part of a concerted effort to reduce the city’s serious traffic problems. The number of privately owned cars on Beijing’s streets has more than doubled in the last five years, creating nightmarish traffic jams and horrible air pollution problems. Taking drastic measures, Beijing officials have issued a month-long moratorium on buying cars, and they plan to issue license plates through a lottery system after the ban has expired.

The city’s traffic congestion problems have become so bad that cars with license plates issued outside the city may not travel on city streets during peak travel times. To combat the driving restrictions, Beijing residents have begun renting cars and limos to get around the city. Companies that rent these vehicles report that customers are renting up to 90 percent of their fleets at any given time, and many are scrambling to buy more vehicles to meet demand.

Fortunately, traffic congestion here in the Bay Area has not reached the gridlock found in Beijing, but there are plenty of days when it seems that bad. Forbes magazine recently ranked the worst cities to commute in the country. San Francisco was ranked tenth worst in the country, and San Jose wasn’t far behind. If you’re one of many San Franciscans who doesn’t own a car but likes to rent a car or limo on occasion, or you’re planning a visit to the Bay Area and weighing your car and limousine rental options, check out our rental options!

In addition to the area’s best selection of limousines in the Bay Area, we also offer a wide range of passenger vehicles and corporate sedans for day trips, airport shuttles, business travel and other occasions when you need a car for a day or two. Some of the practical vehicle choices include these:

•    Toyota Prius Hybrids
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•    Ford Crown Victoria Sedans
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•    Other Comfortable and Affordable Coupes, Sedans and SUVs

You already know about our huge fleet of Bay Area limousines, but sometimes our clients simply need a smaller, more practical vehicle to get around. Before you call one of the big national car rental chains and get their big, national and impersonal level of customer service, call us at 1-800-339-8936. Choose a locally owned and operated business instead! We have cars to fit every budget, so give us a call today and discover the NLS Limo difference!

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