[Nfbmo] Megabus-Hilton Transportation

Peter Donahue pdonahue2 at satx.rr.com
Fri Jun 22 20:39:54 UTC 2012

Hello everyone,

    Below is information for a transportation option between the Dallas
Megabus stop and the Hilton Anatole Hotel for those attending the national
convention. Mary and I researched this due to the fact that the Dallas Area
Rapid Transit (DART) does not serve Grand Prairie where the Dallas-Fort
Worth Area Megabus stop is currently located. The stop is at the Coach USA
facility at 710 Davis Street in Grand Prairie.

    I was able to tentatively reserve a 14-passenger van to shuttle
attendees to the Hilton Anatole on Friday June 29 returning to the Megabus
stop on Friday July 6, 2012. The information listed below is
pricing based on 8 or 10 passengers taking the van. Much will depend on the
number of passengers needing to take the van and the amount of luggage
everyone is bringing.

     Allen Limousine recommends that we not fill the van to
seating capacity due to the amount of luggage to be transported. This will
allow them to remove several seats to accommodate everyone's baggage and for
large passengers to ride comfortably. We can have them send larger or 
additional vehicles if necessary. Below is pricing for the van which 
includes the total one-way and round-trip amounts plus the
price per passenger  based on 8 and 10 passengers:

Allen Limousine:
14-Passenger Van:
One-Way:  $127.60
Round-Trip: $254.00\
Price Per Passenger:
Based on 8 passengers)
One-Way: $15.95
Round-Trip:  $31.90 (

Based on 10 passengers
One-Way: $12.70
Round-Trip: $25.40

    If I'm able to negotiate a cheaper rate with another Limo company prior
to departure I'll let everyone know. The rates per passenger quoted above
are set amounts not guestimets as are those recently obtained from Dallas
area cab companies and are for transportation to the Hilton Anatole and back
to the Megabus stop. This is about half the amount of the cab fare
particularly if each passenger pays for their own transportation. You will 
have the option to pay for your transportation between the Megabus stop and
the Hilton Anatole prior to leaving should you choose to do so.

    All Megabus runs between Dallas and San Antonio pick up and drop off
passengers in Austin. Our bus will arrive in Dallas on June 29 at 3:30 p.m.
To give everyone plenty of time to claim their baggage the van will leave
the Megabus stop at 4:00 p.m.

    I'm recommending that we leave the Hilton Anatole on July 6 no later
than noon. The Megabus for Austin and San Antonio will depart at 1:00p.m. If
there are passengers needing to catch an earlier bus we can tweak the
departure time from the Hilton Anatole.

An 18% gratuity is recommended to let our drivers know how much we
appreciate their service. This
is not included in the above figures. If you can get your payments to
us prior to leaving all the better. If you have PayPal you can make this
payment using the following PayPal address: pdonahue2 at satx.rr.com. Otherwise
we'll collect it on the 29th. If
any of you would only need to use the van one-way you can just pay half the

    If there are other large groups arriving on Megabus from other parts of
Texas and the country for the convention you can contact Allen Limousine to
make your own arrangements. Their contact information is as follows:

Allen Limousine, Inc.
Phone: 972-747-0011
Fax: 972-692-7722
Email: Info at allenlimo.com
Web site: http://www.allenlimo.com/

    Their Web site is very accessible and easy to navigate. You should be
able to complete their new account signup form, obtain quotes and reserve
vehicles without any trouble. There are no captchas to tangle with. They
have a variety of vehicles for charter to fulfill   transportation needs  of
individuals and groups of all sizes. Additionally they have access to
lift-equipped vehicles for passengers in wheelchairs.

    If you plan to use the van or just have questions or need assistance
with finding transportation to the Hilton Anatole from the Megabus stop feel
free to contact us at:
Phone: (210) 826-9579
E-mail: pdonahue2 at satx.rr.com

    It's hard to believe that the 2012 national convention is only a week
away. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in Dallas and making this
convention the best ever. All the best.

Peter and Mary Donahue

  “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.”
Isaiah 54:17

 “While for our princes they prepare
In caverns deep a burning snare,
He shot from heaven a piercing ray,
And the dark treachery brought to day.”

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