Transportation has changed the way we see and interact with our world. Not so very long ago, we were at the mercy of the vast and untamed oceans; we traveled only across our own continents, and oftentimes not even that. The world was hardly a world--more like a puzzle with pieces spread out, lonely and quiet, across the carpet. Entire lives were lived without once seeing the lights of a grand European city, the glow of a thousand southeast-summer fireflies, the dance of the Northern Lights, or the majesty of a rain forest. Luckily, thanks to planes, trains, and automobiles, we can now go wherever we want, whenever we want. However, great transportation power comes with great responsibility. We can go where we like, but making sure that a large group of people get to the right place at the right time is still a challenge.
A lot goes into event planning--venue, refreshments, entertainment, schedule, accessibility, budget--but one of the most important details is also one of the most overlooked aspects of any event. We all like to think about what we'll do once we get there, who we'll see once we get there, what we'll learn when we get there, but the big question is really how will we get there? Event transportation is an art. It requires precision, organization, forethought, and, some might say, a little bit of luck. Getting a large number of people from Point A to Point B and then back again, and all while battling traffic and courting the possibility of lateness, is a quest that must never be taken lightly.
Keys to Transportation Success
If you need to move a lot of people from a lot of places, you have a big job ahead of you. Luckily, there are some keys to transportation success. Here's a quick look!
- Allies. The first thing you need to focus on is choosing your allies. If you're coordinating transportation for an important event attended by many important people--which, of course, is every event--then you know you need a reliable, professional shuttle service. Picking the right shuttle service can mean the difference between everyone getting where they need to go, and everyone getting hopelessly lost.
- Planning routes. The next key to transportation success is to plan a strong route. Consider how many guests you'll have, where they're coming from, which roads need to be avoided at which times, how much time needs to be allowed for loading and unloading, and how many stops a shuttle would need to make in order to maximize efficiency. Then, it's time to ask yourself who needs to arrive when.
- Test drive. Finally, once everything is in place, you'll want to go for a test drive. How does your route work? Did you run into a lot of traffic? Could you have stopped at another hotel or made the route more efficient in any way? This test drive will help you ensure that your route is strong and reliable when the big day comes.
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