The party bus is a lifetime, whirlwind, freak show, amazing, utterly astounding, stupendous, tremendous, unbelievably life altering celebration of all that is good in life. It is, truly, a nightclub on wheels, where dancing and drinking and general carousing take place. It’s fun for all ages, but especially for adults.
In the United States, the taxi and limousine industry generates an estimated $11 billion of revenue every year. From 2009 to 2014, the U.S. taxi and limousine industry grew by an estimated 3.2% annually. In fact, here are some general statistics surrounding the taxi and limousine industry:
- There are currently an estimated 200,309 taxi and limousine services located in the United States.
- The United States taxi and limousine industry employs an estimated 256,651 people in the United States.
- There are currently more than 130,000 limousines in service across the country.
You may be asking–how does the taxi and limousine industry relate to party buses? The answer…lies in the principle.
What do taxis and limousines do best?
The answer is simple: they take people from one destination to another. A taxi cab driver may drive a person from South Hampton to the Bronx or from Glendale to Phoenix but they also provide the service of congeniality, hospitality, and hopefully a very kind conversation (or a very quiet trip).
While many have gotten into the taxi cab phase through mobile apps such as Uber and Lyft, many taxi cab drivers have been around for years, sometimes decades. This is especially true in the bigger metropolitan areas such as New York City and Chicago, where a premium is placed on quick transportation and where many people don’t own vehicles.
Taxi cab drivers also have the privilege of being someone’s transportation service, which includes safe passage, among other things. This is a responsibility, as someone is entrusting their well-being in the driver’s hands.
Taxi cab drivers, and like limousine drivers, must pass safe driving tests, know the lay of the land, even with mobile apps (in case they die), be able to navigate often congested streets and alleyways, and do so for a paltry sum per mile, always hoping for tips.
Limousine drivers, like taxi drivers, transport people from location to location. Often, a limousine is rented during a special occasion, such as prom and homecoming in high school, a special social function, or for just a night out on the town. Although many think that limousines are just a privilege for the rich, many other families of differing financial statuses rent limousines.
A limousine ride is generally a little smoother than a taxi ride. Limousines have the impression of moving slowly over the asphalt–almost like soft footsteps–versus the general herky-jerkiness of a taxi cab ride. Their drivers are also polished drivers and know the lay of the land, where they are going and where the other routes are.
Which brings everything back to the party bus.
A party bus, by definition, is a large motor vehicle that typically derives from a conventional bus or coach, but is modified to permit dancing (where permitted by law). The are available across the United States and even in countries all around the world, including Budapest, Paris, and La Plata (in Argentina).
A party bus is what its name suggests (and don’t be fooled if you are looking to rent a party bus): a bus that equals party, everywhere in the city. A party bus travels to locations, wherein the group can check out the location for a little bit, or simply roves around town, letting the individuals party all night long.
A party bus has any number of passengers, anywhere from a few people to 30, or even more depending on the type of bus. The bus can be an upright bus, that looks like a remodeled city bus to a long bus that looks more like a shuttle transporting people from the airport. It is possible to rent a party bus for a fair price, considering your needs.
If you’re looking to rent a party bus, make sure to find a company that suits you. Call them up and tell them how many people you want to rent a party bus for and go from there.