RNC Will Use 300 Buses to Shuttle Delegates

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Organizers of the Republican National Convention in Tampa say 300 buses will shuttle delegates from hotels on both sides of Tampa Bay to the arena downtown.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/HK1KGR ) reports that parking for the fleet of buses will have wide-ranging effects on local commuters and others.

Because of the space needed for bus parking, as well as road closures and other convention operations, demonstrators could have a walk of 15 blocks or more to get near enough to see the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the site of the Aug. 27-30 convention.

Convention spokesman James Davis says that with sessions starting in early evening, the buses are expected to start arriving downtown around 5 p.m. and will leave from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.