From the moment customers pull into the lot, Anza Parking streamlines the process of airport travel. Free valet service allows patrons to hop out of their cars and immediately hand their luggage to an attendant, who will load it onto one of the shuttles that leave for the terminal every five to eight minutes. Those who prefer to park their own rides can avoid lugging their baggage through the lot with courtesy rides to a waiting shuttle, which will take a mere 10 minutes to ride to the terminal. After hopping off return flights, customers need only board one of the 24/7 shuttles at the airport, show the driver their location card with details where their car is, and hope that the bee trapped inside the cabin has died, preventing yet another multiday trip.
Expresso Airport Parking takes the hassle out of preflight parking, safely stowing automobiles while their owners are out of town. Partake in complimentary coffee, muffins, and newspaper after half-heartedly promising to send your car a postcard, and board the company shuttle, which whisks travelers to the terminal in about eight minutes. Both the indoor- and valet-parking options include protected parking, and the latter service offers luggage assistance and vehicle retrieval. As an added resource, voyagers can check the Expresso’s current-flight-status page for real-time updates on airline schedules and air-traffic-controller personals.
In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.
In a wide-ranging fleet of vehicles, the chauffeurs at After Hours Limousines whisk away clients for airport service, winery tours, and special events. Cadillac Escalades, stretch Hummer H2s, and Chrysler limousines transport parties big and small, keeping passengers entertained with DVD players, flat-screen TVs, and luxury bars. Chauffeurs track air travelers' flights for prompt airport pickups, ready to carry bags and dust off any cloud residue from passengers' clothes. Clients can reserve limos for one-time concerts or sporting events or as month-long hibernation spots for bears.
Members of City Carshare, the company reports on its website, drive 50% less than individual car owners, annually saving more than 20 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is exactly what the local nonprofit had in mind in 2001 when they opened more than 200 Bay Area lots full of fuel-efficient, alternative-fuel, and electric cars and sleighs pulled by Virginia creeper. These vehicles are the linchpin in their two-fold social commitment to creating healthy urban spaces and strong communities.
The first part of that is relatively straightforward: fewer cars on the road mean less congestion and smog and reduced demand for parking lots that could be transformed into parks that grow into concrete jungles. The company defrays the high monetary costs of car ownership by providing insurance coverage, 24-hour roadside assistance, and all the fuel your vehicle needs to get on the road. To foster a sense of community, they hook members up with a private ride-sharing program and entice them to explore the city via their key fob, which unlocks perks at other local businesses. Their mission is backed by a global network of transportation visionaries in the international CarSharing Association, of which City Carshare is a founding member.
Even before you climb inside, the GoCar is clearly a car with a personality. The petite, three-wheeled two-seater has a hood that slightly resembles an eager-to-please smiley face, and an open top that seems custom-made for letting the breeze ruffle your hair. Then the real fun begins: built with the company's own software and a compassion for the voiceless robots of America, a talking GPS system guides two-seater GoCars through the city streets of San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon with cheerful, info-rich narration. Second only to having a knowledgeable local jog alongside your minivan, tours zip along at drivers' own pace and accommodate as many pit stops as time allows.