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Old March 23rd, 2010, 02:33 PM
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I am working on my MBA. I am taking Marketing Strategy this semester and have a marketing project I must complete. I have to select a business and go through the motions of writing a marketing proposal. So the idea I am working on is transportation to and from the port of Galveston to the 2 major airports. I came up with this idea when I was having such a hard time with Enterprise Rental cars in Galveston. Im not going to rehash the whole story but I will say the experience got me thinking that there has got to be a better way. Transportation back and forth to Galveston from the 2 major airports is very expensive. The rental car is a great idea as it can save money when you have 2 to 4 people. So I have a few questions I want to ask a poll if you could please take the time to answer a few questions it will help me with my proposal.

1) What do you feel is a reasonable amount (total) for 2 people to get back to (or from) Houston International Airport? Hobby?
2) What do you feel is a reasonable amount (total) for 3 people to get back to (or from) Houston International Airport? Hobby?
3) What do you feel is a reasonable amount (total) for 4 people to get back to (or from) Houston International Airport? Hobby?
4) If you rented a car would you be willing to pay a little extra (for the car not per person) to get from the car rental place to the pier or visa versa? NOTE: Enterprise does not provide transportation in either direction. Taxi fare is approximately $10.
5) Would you rent a car not knowing what rental car company you would be using until you get to the rental agency as long as you knew it was a National name?

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I have to turn the project in on May 9th so only respond until May 8th, 2010.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 08:17 PM
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The solution is a train system.

Many here have been asking for it for many years. I arrived in Houston in 1979 and have wondered if they will ever see the light!

Folks down here just do not see the benefit in trains. Many who migrated from the north to here are well aware of the benefits a good train system is in getting around.

There used to be an AMTRAK but they decided it wasn't needed.

Rather than an HOV lane along Interstate 45 they need to put rail ! From IAH to downtown and on to Hobby then on to Galveston, with stops at major junctions along the way.

I believe it would have a MAJOR impact on the traffic.

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