Democratic National Convention 2016

Philadelphia, Pa

Customer: Event Transportation Associates, for the Democratic National Committee
Event Fleet Size: 400 buses
Service Profile: Short-Term Event Transportation


Key Goals

  • Successfully transport delegates, politicians, and guests to the convention from local hotels
  • Provide real-time passenger information to help riders navigate the system
  • Ensure safety and security of convention attendees


Project overview

Syncromatics worked with Event Transportation Associates to provide dispatch software and real-time passenger information to the Democratic National Convention. 

We helped implement a temporary transit system capable of moving people from hotels scattered around Philadelphia and the surrounding region to various convention sites for the Democratic National Convention. ETA had the role of transit agency in this case, and we supported them with GPS hardware, dispatch software, and a real-time rider information website.

The transportation system for the DNC was made up of 400 buses that were lent by local transit agencies and used just for the week of the event. The Syncromatics team installed all hardware in 48 hours and contributed to the successful operation of the event.

Click the button below for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to launch a 400-bus transit system for one week.