2008 North American International Auto Show Announces Convenient Parking and Transportation Options for Public Show Attendees
DETROIT, Jan. 10 -- The 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will work together with Click and Park, an online parking and management system and the Detroit Zoo and The Henry Ford to provide convenient, efficient parking and transportation options for attendees of the NAIAS Public Show Jan. 19, 2008 - 27 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
"Each year we strive to make parking and transportation as convenient and efficient as possible for show attendees," said NAIAS 2008 senior co-chairman Carl Galeana. "We are pleased to work together once again with Click and Park, The Henry Ford and the Detroit Zoo to provide parking and transportation options for those visiting our exciting auto show."
Click and Park, found online at http://www.clickandpark.com/, provides access to select Olympia, Sterling, Miller Parking and AMPCO parking lots up to 24 hours before each show day and offers personalized directions and driving routes to each lot. As each route reaches its anticipated capacity, alternate routes are sent via e-mail to efficiently disperse the traffic going to Cobo Center. Availability of parking spaces at each lot can be found at http://www.clickandpark.com/.
To purchase a space through Click and Park, follow these simple steps: 1. Go to http://www.naias.com/ 2. Click on "Travel and Directions," select "Parking and Shuttle" and then select "pre-purchase a parking spot" or http://www.clickandpark.com/ 3. Select "NAIAS" and click "look for parking" 4. Select day of event you plan to attend at the NAIAS 5. Select lot from various parking areas 6. Create a free account 7. Enter credit card number and personal information 8. Receive ePermit, parking permit and customized directions via email 9. Print ePermit and bring with you for selected lot access
Shuttle services will be available to NAIAS Public Show attendees at the Detroit Zoo and The Henry Ford. Information can be found online at the auto show's official public website, http://www.naias.com/, in the Travel and Transportation sections. Show attendees can park at the Detroit Zoo or The Henry Ford for $5 and travel on a luxury motor coach for $5 per person, children 12 and under travel free. Tickets can be purchased on-site at the Detroit Zoo and The Henry Ford during the days of operation, Jan. 19-21, 26 and 27. For handicapped access, contact Bianco Tours 24 hours in advance at 800-835-8904.
Advertisements with more information on shuttle services and parking locations will be available in the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Jan. 10, 17 and 24.
Shuttle Schedule -- Jan. 19-21: -- 9 a.m. -- 8 p.m.: To Cobo Center every 30 minutes from the Detroit Zoo and The Henry Ford; direct route from each location. -- 10 a.m. -- 11 p.m.: From Cobo Center to the Detroit Zoo and The Henry Ford; direct route to each location. Shuttle Schedule -- Jan. 26-27: -- Last departures on Jan. 27 from the Detroit Zoo and The Henry Ford to Cobo Center at 5 p.m.; direct route from each location. -- Last departures from Cobo Center to the Detroit Zoo and The Henry Ford at 8 p.m.; direct route to each location.
With a stop located on the third floor of Cobo Center, the Detroit People Mover is another convenient way to get to Cobo Center during NAIAS Public Days. The Detroit People Mover has 13 stops located throughout downtown Detroit, several of which are located within walking distance of parking lots and the cost is $0.50 per person. For a list of locations and times, visit http://www.thepeoplemover.com/.
About Click and Park
The Orlando-based company shares ownership with Gameday Management Group which plans and operates complete transport and parking systems for major events, directing spectators, media, teams, staff, sponsors and corporate clients. Gameday has managed transportation and parking services for such high-profile events as the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, Super Bowls XXX -- XL, Daytona 500 and the 2005 Presidential Inauguration. For additional information, visit http://www.clickandpark.com/.
NAIAS 2008 Official Dates
Press Preview will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 through Tuesday, Jan. 15. Industry Preview will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Thursday, Jan. 17. The annual black-tie Charity Preview will be held Friday evening, Jan. 18. Public Days will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 27. Automotive Education Day will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Racing Day will be held on Friday, Jan. 25.
The North American International Auto Show Rod Alberts -- Executive Director
Entering its 20th year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, and is one of the largest media events in North America. The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris- based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at http://www.naias.com/. Don't Miss It for the World!