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7 Presidential Inaugurations
10 National Political Conventions
4 Governor’s Inaugurations
5 Super Bowls (Corporate Clients)
3 Olympics (Summer, Winter)
3 FIFA World Cups
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2020 Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee, WI
TSD was the Transportation Executive Management Vendor for the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, WI. TSD's involvement in the Convention planning started at the very begining as part of the DNC's Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that evaluated the various city's bids to host the Convention. Once in Milwaukee, Andrew Ballard was selected as the Director of Transportation for the Convention. His 7th Democratic National Convention and 3rd as Director. Compiling an experienced group of industry professionals, TSD set out to create the largest transportation system ever used for a national political convention. This system would have covered 140 hotels in 2 states, consisting of over 600 motorcoaches and paratransit vehicles. After nearly two years of work, the Covid - 19 pandemic forced the DNC to dramatically change the format for the Convention eliminating the need for the program TSD was planning.
2015 Visit of Pope Francis, Philadelphia, PA
TSD was the Official Transportation Provider for the 2015 World Meeting of Families and Visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia, PA. The TSD Team created a shuttle system from the contracted hotels to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the World Meeting of Families. Additionally TSD planned and coordinated transportation for the Visit of Pope Francis for his two day stay in Philadelphia. Services included every aspect of transportation from planning the Papal Motorcade and moving VIP's and dignitaries, to moving program participants and the over one million spectators who attended the numerous official events.
2010 Deep Water Horizon Response, New Orleans, LA
Coordinated VIP/Dignitary visits to the four state region affected by the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig accident. Worked with USCG, BP, Federal, state and local agencies to facilitate briefings, meetings and advance tours for senior administration, elected and military officials. Individuals included the Secretary of Interior, Secretary of Homeland Security, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Incident Commander. Conducted a full day briefing for the national board and state president's of the NAACP. Oversaw the International Observer Program hosted by the Unified Area Command (UAC) in New Orleans. Created a comprehensive program across the three Incident Command Posts (ICP) to track and update the visits within the four state area.
2009 Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC
Managed all of the Transportation logistics for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC). Supervised a staff of 10 managers and 350 volunteers. The client groups that Transportation provided service included the First and Second Families (Immediate and Extended), Cabinet Designees, Sr. White House Staff, Governors, Program Participants/Talent, PIC Finance as well as the Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients and the Tuskegee Airmen. The Motorpool consisted of approximately 150 vehicles that supported the PIC Sr. Staff and the other groups within Transportation’s responsibilities. The Bus System consisted of shuttles from the PIC contracted hotels to the major venues, including the Lincoln Memorial and the five Inaugural Ball locations. Approximate ridership of the shuttles was 15,000. Transportation also coordinated with the US Secret Service, DC DoT, VDoT, MDoT, WMATA and numerous law enforcement agencies to develop a comprehensive transportation plan to get the nearly 2.5 million people that attended the Inauguration to and from the events safely and securely. Managed a budget of $2 million and administered the contracting process for vendors and service providers.
2005 Hurricane Katrina Response, Baton Rouge, LA
Coordinated a fleet of 350 buses in Louisiana and Texas in support of US DOT and FEMA operations following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Key initiatives included evacuating more than 12,000 people from Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas within the 24-hour period prior to Rita making landfall. Coordinated and managed the LA Swift Program, a daily shuttle from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Supervised bus shuttles from shelters to New Orleans for storm survivors to inspect their homes. Received national news coverage for both of these programs. Received recognition from the Secretary of Transportation for all storm relief efforts.
2015 Visit of Pope Francis
Deep Water Horizon Response
New Orleans, LA
2009 Presidential Inauguration
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Our Client's Good Words
"The Jedi Master of Buses..."
Brian Wickersham, Director of Operations
Numerous PGA Tournaments and IBM Corporate Events
"It was a bus ballet"
Cameron Moody, Deputy CEO for Logistics
2004 Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA
"Transportation Systems Design led by Andrew Ballard, is an outstanding organization that delivered phenomenal planning, service, and results. Andrew and his team were responsible for all transportation planning for the largest World Meeting of Families in history, with visitors from more than 100 countries coming to Philadelphia for a six day event that concluded with the visit of Pope Francis. TSD shaped a plan that was lauded by tour operators, civic officials, and visitors attending the WMOF event. Andrew and TSD worked seamlessly with the US Secret Service, Philadelphia Police Dept, PennDot and event managers. There was constant communication, concierge-style service, and an attention to detail that was phenomenal, especially considering the enormous scope of the events. I would bring TSD on board for absolutely any event that I was planning – large or small. They are extraordinary."
Donna Crilley Farrell
World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015