Global Express Limo | Press Release

Cassey Elder
RMR & Associates
301-230-0045, ext. 180


GEL Redefines Executive Transportation with the Launch of New Booking Platform, Smartphone App

Leading transportation provider of the Washington, DC metropolitan area provides the answer to cost-effective, safe, and reliable transportation

ROCKVILLE, MD – January 7, 2015GEL, the premier executive transportation company in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, proudly announces the launch of its new booking platform via Smartphone app, web or phone, expanding on more than 25 years of providing convenient, flexible and cost-effective transportation to residents and travelers in the region.

In response to the countless reports of unruly demeanor from Uber’s corporate offices and drivers alike, GEL has partnered with a leading software company to bring a patent-pending, highly mobile and easy to use booking platform. GEL promises to deliver the “next version” of transportation with an even more personalized, convenient and responsive black car experience in line with the service and convenience demands of top executives, but now at a price available to all.

With GEL, clients can expect to benefit from:

  • One-touch reservations by phone, web or mobile app at a moment’s notice or weeks in advance;
  • Ability to reserve an unlimited amount of rides from anywhere to anywhere;
  • 24/7 customer service dispatch center;
  • Professional drivers that undergo a thorough background check, complete a rigorous week-long, in-house training program, are certified for intrastate travel, carry business and liability insurance, and hold a Chauffeur’s License; and
  • No surge charges, regardless of time of day or customer demand.

“GEL is blazing the trail for a new era in executive transportation,” said Ashfaq Shah, President and Founder of GEL. “Quite frankly, as a transportation company, we were outraged by the fact that Uber and similar companies hire drivers without extensive background checks and appropriate licensing. We have ramped up our fleet and are looking forward to providing the Washington, DC area and beyond with the best in quality transportation service.”

Formerly known as Global Express Limousine, the company has provided more than 1,350,000 rides since opening for business in 1989. Ideal for business or personal trips, GEL’s extensive fleet of vehicles includes:

  • Mercedes S500’s;
  • Lincoln “L” Series Town Cars;
  • Lincoln Towncar Stretch Limousines;
  • Lincoln Navigators;
  • Cadillac Escalade ESV’s;
  • Ford Club Vans;
  • Mercedes Sprinter Fleets;
  • 18 Passenger Deluxe Mini-Coaches;
  • 21 or 28 Passenger Mini-Coaches; and
  • 55 Passenger Touring Buses.

The mobile application is available free for download for passengers via the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android users. Drivers can apply to be part of the community at


About GEL

For over 25 years, GEL has been providing the ultimate in innovative, convenient and elegant “black car” service for executive and business travelers, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. With a vehicle fleet that is among the most luxurious and diverse in the industry, and a state-of-the-art customer service and dispatch center on duty 24/7/365, GEL delivers a level of trustworthy service that fills a critical, productivity-enhancing role in client’s business and personal/family lives. With GEL, ground transportation is always smartly provided and worry-free. For more information, please visit Also, follow GEL on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.