May 10, 2018 – ABU DHABI, UAE – TMS Global, a joint venture between Transportation Management Services (TMS) and Transit Australia Group (TAG), recently delivered the Event Transport Management solution for the MENA Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi. TMS Global not only provided logistical support and subject matter experts leading up to the Games but was also responsible for transporting more than 1,000 athletes from 31 countries competing in 16 different sports. In addition to this, TMS Global managed the transportation footprint of eight different venues, including ADNEC, NYUAD, Zayed Sports City, Yas Marina Circuit, Armed Forces Officer’s Club, Mubadala Arena, Al Jazira Sports Club and Al Forsan Equestrian Center Club.
Peter Wheeler, CEO of Special Olympics Abu Dhabi went on to explain, as the Official Transportation Management Services Provider for the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, TMS is setting a new gold standard for delivering a professional, responsive and cost-efficient transportation system for our athletes, coaches, families, officials, honored guests, volunteers and fans. At the recent Special Olympics MENA Regional Games, TMS’s operational plan, deployment of vehicles for 14 days and guest-friendly service throughout the Games received a far exceeds rating from all constituent groups which leads TMS into the World Games next March with great confidence and excitement.
TMS Global Director, Kevin O’Connor went on to explain, “We are excited to be a Bronze Sponsor of the World Special Olympics, as we truly believe that the power of sport can bridge gaps, create opportunities and enrich the lives of all who participate. To be able to operate the MENA Special Olympics at the same time as the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia tangibly demonstrates the depth and strength of our team on a worldwide scale.”
About TMS Global:
TMS Global is a joint venture between Transit Australia Group (TAG) and Transportation Management Services, Inc (TMS). TAG is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned mass transit companies, with a unique end-to-end offering that includes bus design and manufacturing, urban network design, planning and operation, and workforce development and training. TAG owns and operates a number of urban transport companies across Australia’s east coast which every year help millions of people commute to work and school, access essential services and explore new cities. TMS is the industry leader in providing transportation planning and shuttle services for tradeshows, public events, festivals and sporting events around the globe. TMS also provides proven planning and operational support to federal, state and local agencies.