Archive for August, 2011

It’s a Numbers Game for Charlotte Limo Drives: Long Island Party Bus Drivers Next?

August 25, 2011

Charlotte, North Carolina limo and taxi drivers are upset about a new rule they say could force them out of business.

Charlotte City Council passed a new ordinance in July mandating that taxis, limos and town cars for hire can’t be older than six years. The previous rule was 10 years.

This new measure goes into effect in July of 2012.

The council claims that when someone gets into a cab, party bus, or limo, an impression of the city is molded. They also said it’s all about the safety of the rider.

How true is this, really?

Would a rider really know if they are traveling in a 6-year-old Long Island party bus versus a 10-year-old model unless there were severe wear and tears?

If North Carolina passed this ordinance, what’s stopping it from happening to Long Island party buses and limos?

Watch the video on WSOCTV.com

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Long Island Party Buses and Limos Welcomed all Hours of the Day?

August 19, 2011

Riverside Boulevard in Manhattan has a new law – cars cannot be parked on the street from 6am-4pm, but limo services can.

A two-block stretch of parking space was recently converted to a limousine-only lane, allowing black cars to wait at curbside, protected from tickets by red signs newly installed by the city’s Transportation Department.

Although dedicated black-car zones aren’t that unusual in front of New York’s office buildings, they’re not common in residential areas.

The move came after many complaints about black cars double-parking in front of residential buildings on Riverside Boulevard.

A New Law in New York is Creating Mixed Reactions

Long Island party buses and limos that pick up passengers by arrangement is a perk of the corporate life, so why should the every day person be affected by it?

Package delivery trucks, mail vehicles and any car that’s not a limo, are now going to get ticketed for double parking since the lane is now a dedicated limo zone.

The newly-painted lanes are causing mixed reactions.

The Transportation Department said residents had complained that double-parked cars were a danger to traffic passing along Riverside Boulevard.

Only time will tell if this new law will be a challenge, or a step in the right direction for New York traffic.

Read the full article in The New York Times.

6 Tips in Planning a Successful Long Island Limo Wine Tour

August 12, 2011

Planning a Long Island wine tour can be challenging if you’ve never done it before.

Here’s 6 tips to help guarantee an amazing experience for everyone!

1. Pick a Region – Once you choose your winery region, pick the wineries within that area. Call and ask if there are tasting fees and verify the tasting room hours. Most wineries are open from 11am to 5pm daily, but a few are only open on weekends, or by appointment only.

2. Pick a dining location – It’s easy to find delicious places to dine. You just need to decide what kind of cuisine you would like. If you don’t want to eat in a local restaurant, pack a cooler and picnic basket and leave it in your Long Island wine tour limo. When you feel like taking a break from your wine tour, find a shaded grassy hill to enjoy lunch.

3. Be prepared – If you plan on purchasing wine while on your tour, you should consider bringing an extra cooler to store the white wines that you buy.

4. Don’t wear any fragrances while on your Long Island Wine Tour. Smell is a huge factor in how wine is perceived.

5. Take notes – It’s okay to bring a notebook to take notes of the wines you tasted. Write down your favorites for future reference, or the ones you didn’t really enjoy.

Do Not Worry About Driving on Your Long Island Wine Tour

6. Leave your worries at home – Don’t worry about driving after tasting wine all day. A Long Island limo takes the worry out of having a designated driver after your day of wine tasting. It’s the perfect solution for your wine tour and the best way to see the scenic East End of Long Island. Get home safely with all your wine purchases and memories of a relaxing day.

A visit to the East End of the Long Island wine region is a wonderful experience that includes the aroma of all types of wine. While you enjoy chauffeured Long Island limo wine tours, take notice of the golden hills lined with rows of grapevines and the long cobblestone drives that lead to hidden wineries and tasting rooms.

Don’t forget to have fun! Try all types of wineries. You never know the exciting time you can have on your Long Island wine tour!