You wish you would have opted for the option of taking the shuttle!
You made it to the performance, but it was not easy. After spending an hour in traffic just to travel a couple of miles from your hotel to the National Show Choir Competition at the large venue, you found yourself stressed and worried that you would miss your daughter’s performance, the one that you had travelled 12 hours to see. Taking the shuttle between the hotels was an option, but in a moment of impatience your husband decided that he did not want to wait the 15 minutes for the next departure time. It made more sense, he insisted, that you simply jump in your car and drive. He had found a free place to park at the host hotel and he was willing to drop you at the front door so that you could go in a get seats.
Giving into his plan, you left the line for the special events shuttle bus. At first, the plan worked well. You quickly got to your parked car and left the hotel where you were staying. As soon as you made it out to the interstate, however, traffic slowed to a halt. The 90 minutes that you had allowed yourself slipped away as you waited and waited for the traffic to move. Once you were finally traveling at a decent speed, however, you realized that the exit you needed to take was under construction and the stop and go driving started again. With barely a minute to spare, you were able to rush into the venue and find two seats. Fortunately, a delay in the performance provided your husband to join you just seconds before your daughter’s group took the stage.
Shuttle Services and Charter Bus Rentals Often Provide the Best Travel Options
The real secret to travel is knowing how to get around. And while many families are willing to put up with the frustration of driving themselves, many others realize that taking the shuttle and traveling by charter bus is often a better plan. Big city travel can be especially frustrating, and expensive, if you do not take advantage of taking the shuttle, the public transportation, or other more affordable options. For people who live in smaller cities it is easy to be unaware of the realities of big city travel options. As more and more cities attempt to eliminate some of the congestion of downtown streets and interstate traffic, however, the decision to provide affordable and easy travel options is becoming more common.
Consider some of these statistics about the use of charter bus travel and other energy efficient transportation options:
- Knowing the available transportation options in a large city like New York can be the difference between riding a free ferry in and out of the city and spending hundreds of dollars on parking and toll road fees. In addition, taking a ferry in and out of a big city area allows you to read a book catch up on emails, or enjoy the view instead of dealing with the stress of bumper to bumper traffic.
- Energy efficient modes of transportation protect the environment. For instance, switching to motorcoach travel for the 12,500 miles traveled annually by the average automobile would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4.3 tons an automobile every single year.
- Estimates indicate that there are 16,000 vans and shuttle buses working for charter services, providing affordable and energy efficient travel options.
- Passengers of charter and shuttle bus systems benefit from drivers who know the area and understand the fastest travel routes.
- Motorcoaches are three times more efficient in reducing CO2 output when they are compared to commuter rail, and five times more efficient than transit buses.
- One option for travel in many cities is the increasing number of light rail systems.
- Very few people like traffic so leaving the driving to someone else can provide a better start tot the day.
- Instead of paying expensive downtown parking fees, many people take shuttle services to and from hotels and airports when they travel.
- National airports are currently located within 31 states, allowing a convenient and affordable travel option.
- Get going, but make sure you understand the affordable and available travel options the biggest cities offer.