On Wed, 2015-03-25 at 18:10 -0400, Ruth Suehle wrote:
The logical thing might be to wait a few weeks and check the
On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 6:04 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com
> For FUDCon 2009 Toronto, we contracted a bus to shuttle people from
> the Westford, MA Red Hat office to the event, and back. The cost
> ended up more reasonable than flying so many people to Toronto. It
> also wasn't a terribly longer process once you factor in airports
> other mass transit.
> This year Flock is an even shorter distance away (6 hours vs. 8-9).
> So a bus might again be reasonable, if the number of people
> warrants it. There are also different size buses. I think we had
> large 50+ seater, but I believe there are smaller and cheaper ones
> Is there any idea yet how many people from Westford are attending
> Flock 2015?
So as of this moment, there are 17 pre-registered attendees who
indicated that they are in/near Westford. We should figure out if a bus
is sensible at that number (assuming as many as 24 riders might be
wise, as some folks may not yet have decided whether they are coming).
Doing a quick search of local charter bus companies, we could
probably rent a minibus (30 seats) for about $1250 each way ($3.25/mi
for 385 miles, based on Google maps). Alternately, they have a
larger (56-seat) bus for $3.75/mi and a couple of "luxury" buses whose
price is not listed on their website.
Obviously, other bus companies likely exist, but this is hopefully
useful information for starting an investigation.