In a secure room in East Austin, a meeting was held to further explain the lesssons learned from the City's recent trip to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. With representatives in several departments ranging from Transportation and Fire, to EMS and Police, the brefing was a chance to explain the steps being taken to ensure the success of the inagural Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin.
We learned very quickly that the City of Austin and Travis County are working closely with Circuit of The Americas and other governmental agencies to coordinate all aspects of emergency preparations for the race track and Austin. Whether your a die hard racing fan or not, you've no doubt been very interested in how exactly the city will manage such an enormous crowd that expected to dwarf SXSW and ACL Music Fesitival. In the briefing, we learned first hand that the city and county are taking the preparations very seriously and have been working for over a year on how to make things move smoothly come November.
In order to help desciminate this information to you as concise and clear as possible, we've edited the briefing down to 14 videos with targeting questions to the most important questions. If there are some unanswered questions, please feel free to ask below in the comments and we'll do our best to assist or explain further.