Limo Shortage for Denver Dems
Posted: 3:59 am
August 13, 2008
Limousine liberals may be forced to take the bus at the Democratic National Convention this month because Denver simply does not have enough limos and black cars to go around.
"We just don't have the cars - Denver just isn't really big on chauffeurs," said Barbara Curtis, of Two Step Limousine. "I am totally booked, and have been for six weeks."
The city has 271 limousine companies, but most have fleets of only two or three cars, Curtis said. She expects there will be no shortage of price-gouging opportunists.
"A lot of the companies put in reservations for black SUVs, and apparently the Secret Service had all of those canceled because they needed the vehicles instead," she said.
On average, black cars cost $4,000 for the four-day convention and limos twice that.