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Bus Delays Anger Delegates at Republican Convention

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on October 1, 2012

Organizers of this month’s Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay received withering criticism from delegates and other attendees after numerous bus delays kept them from getting to and from area hotels. In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety around the convention site, delegates were supposed to ride buses from Tampa Bay Times Forum to nearby Raymond James Stadium, where another fleet of buses would take them to their hotels. However, communication and technical glitches combined to make one evening of the convention a nightmare for delegates, many of whom were unable to get back to their hotels until 3 a.m. the following morning.

One of the delegates was John Zajicek from Illinois, who was eager to get back to his hotel room for some rest and relaxation when he left the Forum at 11 p.m. after an evening of speeches and festivities. He and others arrived at the bus staging area, but there were no buses waiting to transport them.

"Nobody knew where they were going to catch the bus," said Zajicek. "You would ask one person one thing and go that way, and then somebody else would tell you to go the other way. There were no signs. Nothing. It took a half-hour just to get to the bus."

The Republican National Committee had reserved more than 400 buses to ferry delegates to more than 100 hotels throughout the sprawling Tampa Bay metropolitan area. Getting delegates to the convention site went smoothly without incident. However, getting them back to their hotels was another matter entirely. After that evening’s final speaker, delegates came pouring out of the arena and began wandering around the facility looking for their assigned buses. When buses eventually arrived and transported passengers to Raymond James Stadium, delegates encountered more delays as buses inched their way along a narrow two-lane road to enter the parking area. Many delegates were forced to move from bus to bus, asking drivers if their bus was designated to take them to their particular hotels.

"It was a disaster," said Karen Dove, a 55-year-old Florida delegate who didn’t get back to her room until after 3 a.m. "It got so bad that people revolted. They actually got off the bus and took a cab."

If you need to transport a large group of people to an event but don’t relish the thought of transportation delays, choose a San Francisco bus rental from us and rest easy! We are one of the Bay Area’s premier luxury coach providers and can handle groups of any size comfortably, reliably and very affordably. Our buses are immaculately clean and very comfortable, and they offer many luxury amenities to make your experience relaxing and fun. If you’re shopping around for best bus rental rates and service in the Bay Area, look no further! Just give us a call at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936 and leave the rest to us!

Reward Your Employees With a San Francisco Limo Bus Rental This Summer

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on July 16, 2011

We know that it’s a tough business climate out there since we’re business owners ourselves, but we also know that it is important to reward hardworking employees from time to time. If your employees are doing a great job and it has been a while since you rewarded their efforts with something fun, rent one of our Bay Area limo buses for a day of rest and relaxation! No matter where they want to go, our San Francisco limo buses are the ultimate in luxury group transportation. They offer a wide range of luxury amenities, such as the following:

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West Hollywood Considering Restrictions on Oversized Limousines

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on February 14, 2011

West Hollywood is exploring ways to ban large, oversized limousines from operating on city streets. City officials say the ban would protect the environment, ease parking, facilitate traffic flow and remove a potential obstacle to emergency vehicles responding to a call. The West Hollywood City Council approved the formation of a search committee that would draft measures to restrict huge custom limousines made with fabricated bodies grafted to the cab of a long-haul tractor or truck tractor. A local limousine service owns and rents such a limo called the Colossus that includes all the normal features of a limousine plus a disco dance floor and an external television that can be used for advertising.

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Custom Limousine Earns World Record as Heaviest Limo

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on February 4, 2011

Guinness has certified a custom limo weighing 22.7 tons and measuring 70 feet long and 13 feet high as the world’s heaviest limousine. The Midnight Rider is classified and licensed as a limousine by the state of California and features five TVs, a full bar and three lounges. Don’t look for us to add this megalimo to our fleet of San Francisco limousines in the near future. A Southern California couple owns it and rents it out for the princely sum of $1,050 per hour. That price may sound steep, and it is, but the Midnight Rider comes with a crew of five, including two chauffeurs, a bartender, a hostess and an operations specialist.

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Teenager Enjoys Limousine Ride for Improving Grades and Choices

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on December 7, 2010

A teenager who was chronically truant, troublesome, failing all his classes at school and nearly expelled has been awarded a limousine ride and a $500 shopping spree for making better choices with his life. Ki’Angelo Carpenter’s mother reported that she grew tired of receiving calls from her son’s school nearly every day about his behavior, which resulted in a suspension. After the suspension, the Toledo, Ohio teen decided to make a positive change in his life and dedicated himself to improve his grades and conduct.

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Harvest Season Is Upon Us! Rent a Bay Area Limousine for a Day Trip to a Harvest Festival!

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on October 31, 2010

Bay Area residents are truly blessed to live in this part of the world. World-class meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and other culinary delights are grown, raised and made within an hour or two of the area. A day trip in nearly any direction allows us to speak with the people who farm, raise and create all this incredible food. Better still, October is the month when countless harvest festivals occur throughout California. In addition to great food, many feature live music, superb wines, art, crafts and some of the year’s best weather!

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