All this week the City of Philadelphia will be a hive of activity with thousands of delegates and their families, politicians and their families, and protesters galore, flood the city. More than 4,700 delegates are attending the Democratic convention.
“Transportation is a critical component to ensuring a smooth, safe, and successful Convention,” said Kevin Washo, Executive Director of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee. “Not only will transportation service providers be an integral part of this historic event, but they will also be exposed to Convention participants from across the country and around the world.”
In December 2015, The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention issued a press release requesting Transportation Services, transport for 35,000-50,000 credentialed Convention participants, including delegates, media and affiliated guests, in and around Philadelphia.
One of the main request was that the vendor is required to provide vehicle transportation and transportation management services for the Democratic National Convention Committee and the Host Committee for all official Convention and Convention-related events.
Transportation vendors were required to provide a variety of transportation-related services, including:
- Supplying vehicles to transport approximately 35,000-50,000 credentialed Convention participants to the Wells Fargo Center, where the Convention activities will take place, Pennsylvania Convention Center, and other venues where Convention-related events will be held. All vehicles must conform with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, among other guidelines;
- Developing a comprehensive transportation plan to and from more than 90 hotels in and around the Philadelphia area as well as to and from various Convention-sponsored events;
- Providing on-site operation support and staff;
- Creating maps and diagrams for each pickup and drop-off area;
- Developing and submitting routes;
- Developing contingency plans;
- Planning for equipment needs, such as barricades, radios, cones, matrix board, etc.;
- Vehicle movements;
- Liaising with Host Committee and DNCC vendors;
- Determining the number and types of transportation signage; and
- Producing and providing ongoing reports as well as detailed post-event reports.
Celebrity Worldwide proudly met all these requirements and now provides the transportation services needed for the attendees at the 2016 DNC Convention.
Celebrity has achieved noteworthy success in providing unprecedented and unparalleled customer service.
The Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton Small Business Development Center have designated Celebrity a “Philadelphia 100” company signifying it as one of the fastest growing companies in the Tri-State region in five out of the last seven years. In 2012, Limousine, Charter & Tour Magazine Awarded Celebrity Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation “Large Operator of the Year”!
“Attention to Detail” is more than a phrase, it is the framework of years of planning, development and implementation. It is the lifeblood of the team that comprises Celebrity that is improved upon each day with the expectation that growth depends on the seamless application of client service. Clean new vehicles, professionally trained chauffeurs and prompt effective customer service will be consistent amenities for all the customers.
Celebrity’s facilities consist of a 12,000-sq. ft. company owned building giving it the ability to house all vehicles indoors! A full time fleet manager is on site to insure all vehicles are kept clean and serviced. Reservations, management and dispatch use a state of the art computer system, Livery Coach Software. This software system also provides GPS real time vehicle tracking, real time flight tracking and online web reservations. Celebrity carries PUC required liability insurance, has on staff safety training and requires drug and alcohol testing of all employees. Celebrity Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation is the professional Transportation Company you have been looking for! One ride and you will experience the difference in our “Attention to Detail”.
Community and business leaders, elected officials, and local citizens are coming together to make the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia the most engaging and inclusive political convention in modern history and Celebrity Worldwide it’s a part of it.
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