Water Taxi Service Expanded to Alleviate Traffic Issues

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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is being held October 28th through November 1st. To alleviate traffic congestion, Water Taxi transportation has been expanded.

Being the largest in-water boat show in the world, road traffic can become an issue. We've worked together with Show Management to expand our service this year and alleviate some of this congestion.

The 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show begins October 28th and runs through November 1st. With attendance anticipated to be greater than last year, Show Management, producers of the Fort Lauderdale and four other major Boat Shows, collaborated with Water Taxi to expand water transportation service for the five-day event that draws marine industry professionals, boating devotees, and first-time guests who just want to view the over $3 billion worth of yachts and marine products.

“Being the largest in-water boat show in the world, road traffic can become an issue. We’ve worked together with Show Management to expand our service this year and alleviate some of this congestion.” said Water Taxi principal Bill Walker. “Going by water is the easiest way to navigate the different Boat Show exhibit sites, and I think the most enjoyable way to get around. The regular Water Taxi service is shut down during the show to keep up with the demand of show attendees,” said Walker.

This year there will be thirteen boats that start service an hour before the show opens and ends an hour after the show closes, to transport staff and attendees to and from the different locations. “This is an exciting event for our company, and we are pleased to be part of this collaborative effort to provide the best possible Guest experience to Boat Show attendees.”

There will be two free shuttle ferries leaving from the Riverfront area, transporting up to 400 Guests back and forth every hour.

Then there is additional service leaving from four other locations throughout Fort Lauderdale. The Broward County Convention Center/Stop #7 (under 17th Street Bridge), Shooter/Chart House/Stop #1, and the Gallery ONE Doubletree Hotel/Galleria Mall/Stop #2 are the same pick-up points as last year, but this year the Show has added a $6.00 valet parking service from the Galleria Mall, in front of Capital Grille Restaurant. The show has also added a new pick-up location at the Bimini Boatyard, right off 17th Street. An all-day ticket is $10.00. Walker muses, “The expansion this year may be a sign that the economy is starting to recover. I hope we continue to see this type of growth in 2011.”

For more information, contact Melissa Lewis at 617-770-0040, mlewis (at) bostonsbestcruises (dot) com or visit watertaxi.com.

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