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Presidential Motorcade Halted After Lead Limo “Bottomed Out”

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on June 4, 2011

There has been lots of presidential limo news in the mix recently, and it’s our job as the premier San Francisco limousine service to deliver it! Here is the latest development in the Obama administration limousine saga. During his recent trip to Ireland, the President’s motorcade came to a halt when the lead limo bottomed out while exiting the driveway of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin. Security cameras mounted outside the Embassy recorded the unexpected hitch in the presidential itinerary as Secret Service personnel piled out of different limousines to inspect the problem.

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Rental Rates for California Limousine Companies

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on November 25, 2010

Every limousine service in our state is regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which issues licenses, investigates complaints and levies fines and civil actions against unlicensed companies. The CPUC mandates that limo companies must base their rates on time of use or vehicle mileage. It cannot be both, and limo services are expressly forbidden to charge on a per passenger basis. The only exceptions to the per passenger rule are the following:

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San Francisco Neighborhood Guide: Deco Ghetto

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on October 20, 2010

If the name “Deco Ghetto” seems more off-putting than enticing, then this funky, weird and eclectic San Francisco neighborhood may surprise you. Deco Ghetto, also called the Hub and Mid-Market depending on your demographic and how long you’ve lived in San Francisco, is a part of the city very much in transition. What were once empty storefronts are now trendy cafes, bars, coffee shops and trendy shops selling all sorts of things. The neighborhood derives its name from the profusion of furniture stores in the area selling, you guessed it, Art Deco furniture. Drawn to the area by cheap rents and a new crop of homeowners seeking nouveau home furnishings without the nouveau sticker shock, furniture retailers here have thrived, and the new name evolved with the neighborhood.

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“Green” Limo Service Ordered to Pay Tips to Chauffeurs

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on September 12, 2010

A court has ordered an environmentally friendly limo service based in Cambridge, MA to pay its chauffeurs $75,000 in a lawsuit settlement. PlanetTran, a limo rental service in the Boston area, apparently cared more about establishing its “green” credibility than it did about paying its drivers an entirely different kind of green, the tips the chauffeurs had earned by transporting the limo service’s guests. The drivers filed a class-action lawsuit against the limo rental service, claiming that PlanetTran had violated state law by collecting tips and keeping them instead of disbursing them to drivers.

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What to Look for When Hiring a San Francisco Airport Limousine

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on August 25, 2010

When mass transit is out of the question, and you’d rather not deal with the questionable cleanliness and unpredictability of taxicabs, an airport limousine is the best choice. This is particularly true if there are a number of people traveling with you. With so many San Francisco limousine services from which to choose, what is the best way to separate the pros from the shmos? There are a number of things to consider when looking for a San Francisco airport limo such as the following:

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New Powers for Vehicle Safety Agency in England to Crack Down on Illegal Limousines

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on August 19, 2010

Law enforcement officials with England’s Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have new powers in their efforts to crack down on illegal limousines. Previously, VOSA officers had to wait for police to pull over limos they suspected were operating illegally. The new provisions allow VOSA officers to deal with suspected illegal limos without having to wait for police assistance. Like many other places, England has been having problems with illegal limousines operated by unlicensed companies and driven by unlicensed drivers.

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