An executive with Atlanta’s Super Bowl Host committee says she’s been told limousine companies are 300 to 400 vehicles short of what’s needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and Very Important People this weekend.
In a letter to Georgia’s public safety commissioner, Amy Patterson said she fears this will become a “viral news story” and “a black eye for the state.” Greater Atlanta Limousine Association Jeff Greene calls the situation “extremely, extremely urgent.”
At issue is a law barring out-of-state limousines that aren’t insured and registered in Georgia. Limousine firms say they should get an exemption for special events such as the Super Bowl, but that hasn’t been granted.
The concerns were first reported by Atlanta’s Fox affiliate, WAGA-TV.
Authorities have been urging everyone else to use public transportation.