F1 in Austin
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Public Safety A Priority For F1
Updated: Friday, November 15 2013, 05:29 PM CST
The City of Austin and Travis County are working together to host, welcome and ensure a safe and successful 2013 Formula One United States Grand Prix.
The Emergency Operations Center is activated coordinating with 12 departments for the event. And since last the F1 race, the city has been planning.
Transportation is one major issue being tackled. Besides F1, Fan Fest will be going on, international parties and the University of Texas football game.
About 1,500 people alone are expected to attend the My Yacht Club party at Ballet Austin. Tickets go from $300-$50,000.
"It's above and beyond. It only happens during the Formula One Grand Prix," said My Yacht Club owner Nicholas Frankl.
Tens of thousands of people will make an appearance at Fan Fest downtown.
Shuttle buses this year are expected to ease traffic concerns. One location will be near the convention center and the other at Circuit of the Americas track.
Public safety is expected to go off without a hitch. Austin-Travis County EMS will use bicycles and four-wheelers to get through crowds.
"You will access the patient with the ranger. If they are going to the hospital you put the patient on the stretcher and you call in an assisted ambulance," said EMS special events director Wesley Hopkins.
And officials are working to pull off the event and not compromise the rest of the city.
"We want to make sure our service levels are not compromised by this event," said City of Austin Deputy Director Rodney Gonzales, "They have added a few more shifts, they've adjusted some shifts schedules, and some departments have cancelled vacations."
Whether you want free or extravagant, everything will be in town and the whole town is prepared.
For more information on each city department go to http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u61810ce1dca1a4c1673747c&id9a3dc989&e204d2c8d4.
By Christie Post
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