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Local company will manage transportation at DNC

KINGSTON — The Democratic National Convention Committee named  Event Transportation Associates of Kingston — along with partners Vectour Group and Charlotte Destination Group — to serve as the transportation management team for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

The convention is Sept. 1-8 in Charlotte, N.C.

Led by Event Transportation Associates, or ETA, the team will be responsible for the design, planning and execution of an elaborate shuttle bus system in which 250 buses will service 150-plus hotels along dozens of carefully crafted routes transporting thousands of convention guests. The shuttle system will allow all convention guests to have secure and reliable transportation, and will reduce the number of vehicles on the road during convention week.

ETA is headquartered in Kingston with regional offices in Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.  It provided transportation planning at the 1992, 2000 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions.

ETA has designed and operated transportation systems for some of the world’s greatest special events, such as the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Daytona 500, NHL All Star Game and the Super Bowl.

 

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