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City of Gainesville to unveil new event transportation buses

By Lawson Smith Anchor/Reporter

The city of Gainesville will soon have a cool way to shuttle citizens to events throughout the city. 

Explore Gainesville’s two new Cool Buses will  soon be spotted taking people from parking areas to various events sponsored by the city.  

The two refurbished Hall County School surplus buses aim to account for events hosted by the city that may have off– site parking, according to Gainesville Director of Tourism, Robin Lynch. 

“We're excited to offer the community some additional transportation to come to our events,” Lynch said. “Our events are really supported highly by our community members,  and sometimes, our parking deck fill up... so,  we have to use off site lots.  We don't ever want that to be a deterrent for people to come and use our facilities and visit events.”

The Cool Buses feature seating for up to 42 people, television screens, microphones and speakers to be used by presenters. The bus seats have also been arranged to have  seating that faces each other, rather than that of  a traditional school bus layout. Syfan Logistics worked to tune up and paint the buses, and North Atlanta Customs renovated the interiors and wrapped the  exteriors in Gainesville branding. 

 The Cool Buses will make their debut by transporting people to the city’s second annual Art Walk on April 18th .

 

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