This week we continue our complimentary and value-added services blog series with one of the most important elements of any event: transportation.
We know that reliable transportation is key to keeping your audience engaged, so you can count on our Transportation Team to develop a transportation plan that makes it easy to get your attendees to our venues and around the city. They are experts with decades of Boston transportation experience and strong working relationships with Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, and other city/state agencies.
Each event that has a transportation element is assigned a Transportation Manager to analyze the event requirements and develop a comprehensive transportation plan. In the development of these plans, your Transportation Manager is responsible for providing guidance and input to all outside transportation vendors when applicable.
For all events with a transportation element, Transportation Agents in yellow safety jackets are strategically staged to assist with directing privately owned vehicles and shuttle traffic, as well as hailing cabs, opening cab doors for attendees, and directing attendees to designated rideshare vehicle pick-up zones.
Transportation Information Booth
For qualified events, a transportation information booth is set up to assist attendees with navigating the building, city, and Boston’s public transportation.
Parking Lot Shuttle
Complimentary parking shuttles can be arranged for qualified events at the BCEC. These shuttles transport attendees from the South Parking Lot directly to a building entrance designated by the Transportation Team during show hours.
Handicap Accessible Shuttle Services
For events with parking lot shuttle service, wheelchair-accessible shuttles are provided. If parking lot shuttles are not part of you event’s transportation plan, assistance from a wheelchair-accessible shuttle can be requested.
For most large events at the BCEC, a complimentary golf cart and driver are provided on Meeting Level One to assist attendees with getting around the building.
For qualified groups, our Transportation Team can arrange for a complimentary pick-up directly from the BCEC to Boston Logan International Airport via the MBTA’s Silver Line. In addition, the Back Bay Logan Express offers free trips from Logan Airport to Back Bay (steps away from the Hynes). Return trips cost $3 and include a “Ticket to Skip” receipt that allows passengers access to a priority security line at the airport.
In addition to our complimentary transportation services, our Signature Boston Transportation Team offers a comprehensive menu of additional transportation options to support your event. We can partner with you to directly support all your event transportation needs, including hotel shuttles, airport transfers, and off-site special events. You can trust our customer-friendly transportation professionals and vendors to deliver a signature experience for your guests.
Airport Shuttle & Chauffeur Services
Airport-hotel shuttle services are easily arranged between Logan Airport and your convention hotels. A chauffeur service from the airport can be provided with an additional airport greeter. Services are adjusted to flight arrivals in real time.
Hotel Shuttle Services
Our team can assist with a range of shuttle services including route design, determining frequency of service, staffing, procurement of shuttles, management of shuttle drivers, and ridership reports.
Off-Site Event Shuttle Services
For off-site events, transportation can be arranged to take your group from one of our convention centers (or from a business or hotel) to a destination of your choice.
Valet parking can be added as an option to most events taking place at the BCEC.
Our sedan service is perfect for VIPs, providing luxury transportation and access to attractions in the city.
Boston delivers the most comprehensive event solutions, with two award-winning convention centers, endless customization opportunities, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to service excellence. Our complimentary and value-added services are designed to enhance your event, foster engagement, and increase revenues. Learn more about our offerings by visiting the Plan Your Event section of the website or downloading our new Complimentary & Value-Added Services brochure.