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What to Look for When Selecting a Transportation Service

What to Look for When Selecting a Transportation Service

What to Look For When Selecting a Transportation Service

Is the company properly licensed by the Department of Transportation? Ask for the DOT Number.

Go to  Type in company DOT Number and/or Name to pull up Safety Stats on Company.

Are they commercially insured? Is there at least $5,000,000 in personal injury coverage? If not, you or your company could be co-sued for excesses.

Are chauffeurs/drivers professionally trained, properly uniformed and DOT certified?

Are routine background checks and drug testing performed on all chauffeurs?

Does your time start at the time of pick-up or from when the vehicle leaves the garage?

Always ask if the vehicle is a current or older model.

Always ask if the chauffeur’s tip is included, omitted or included in the quoted hourly rate.

Ask about any additional fees or surcharges not included in the quoted hourly rate.

Inquire about cancellation policy.

Are there mileage charges?

What is the minimum time for which you are obligated?

Will they allow you to see the vehicles you want and can they guarantee the availability?

Ask how the vehicle will be stocked (ice, glasses, etc.)

Do they allow beverages, coolers or food in the vehicle?

Does the vehicle have the equipment you may need for your event? (PA system, audio or video system). Is it working properly and is the chauffeur knowledgeable on its operation?

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Gateway Arch 50th Anniversary

Gateway Arch 50th Anniversary


The final section of the St. Louis Gateway Arch was set in place 50 years ago on October 28th, 1965.  This was a momentous moment in the History of the Gateway Arch and it's Engineering Accomplishments.  There were so many factors that needed to be perfect for that final piece to fit seamlessly in place.  All of the work on the two legs had to be precise so they would meet 630 feet at the top.  The Arch's surface temperature had to be just right so the completed sections had not shrunk or expanded.  And of course the weather had to cooperate so that final piece could be raised to the top, lowered in to place and secured to complete the Arch almost four years after construction began on its foundations.



On Wednesday October 28th you can meet those who constructed the Arch at the Missouri History Museum from 9:00AM to 10:30AM.  There will be a Birthday Party in front of the Old Courthouse at 11:00AM followed with $1 Tram Rides to the top of the Arch all day, cup cakes from Sarah's Cake Stop and Destination Desserts from 11:30AM to 1:30PM and Commemorative Merchandise for sale.

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