Destination Austin: Texas-Sized Traffic
Destination management companies and special events coordinators know event transportation can make you or break you. Austin, for all its destination riches, often springs transportation nightmares on uninformed event planners. It’s easy to forget with its small-town charm, but Austin’s population more than doubles that of San Francisco and occupies a land mass measuring just below that of New York City. Would you plan back-to-back events in the Upper West Side and NoLita during rush hour? Then don’t expect a group to instantly move from Austin’s University area to Rainey Street at 6 p.m.
Detangling Austin's Destination Transportation
When Uber and Lyft suspended their Austin services in May 2016 during a highly publicized regulatory battle, it added to the city’s already complicated transportation equation. Austin’s MetroRail primarily supports suburban commuters and offers few weekend and evening options, while bus routes prove inconvenient to hot event areas. Adding to the frustration, car rental services often exhaust their fleets during big events. This could easily leave you singing a sad song in the Live Music Capital.
Smarter Special Event Solutions
While this may seem discouraging, especially when facing massive event weekends such as SXSW and ACL Music Festival, it really only means you must plan smarter. This involves tapping the Austin experts at Austin Best Events. We’re not only your on-the-ground authorities for location proximity and traffic patterns, but we also provide smart Austin-proven solutions, such as
· Pre-Paid Event Ride Share Options
· VIP Airport-to-Event Transportation
· Strategic Attendee and Vendor Parking Plans
· Overflow Parking Options and Shuttle Solutions
· Stress-Free and Trusted Valet Options
Destination management companies and event planners often avoid these frank conversations about unsavory details with their clients. Let’s get one thing straight: Austin does not disappoint as an event and conference destination. Letting Austin Best Events handle unpleasant details when creating your experience lets you appreciate your event and enjoy the ride. We like to think of Austin’s transportation challenges in the words of one the state’s favorite singer-songwriters, Robert Earl King: “The road goes on forever, but the party never ends!”
Contact one of our Austin specialists to drive your next successful event.