|Getting to Philadelphia|
|To and From Airport|
|Getting Around Town|
Use the new GSA Meetings Bulletin Board to arrange rides and/or share housing. You can also use this service to help make arrangements to meet up with your colleagues.
Getting TO AND FROM the AIRPORT
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Regional Rail Lines (SEPTA) R1 Airport train provides service from the airport to Center City every half-hour daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. The line stops at Amtrak's 30th Street Station, Suburban Station (16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard), and at Market East Station (attached to the Pennsylvania Convention Center). Travel time is 23 minutes, and the maximum weekday fare is $7. For more information, call +1-215-580-7800 or go to www.septa.org.
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car
1-800-Rent-a-Car; www.enterprise.com; Group Code: 17C8796; Event Name: CON
You may book reservatio15-Sep-2006-->ode, 17C8796, in the optional account box and then press enter, then enter the first three letters of your event name, CON, and press enter. You may also book through Enterprise's National Reservations Center at 1-800-Rent-a-Car. All renters must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver's license and credit card in their possession when they pick up their rental vehicle.
- Lady Liberty Transportation +1-215-724-8888
Lady Liberty Transportation provides shuttle service for Philadelphia International Airport. Reservations are not necessary. The Lady Liberty van runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can locate Lady Liberty shuttle vans at the baggage claim area or by dialing #27 on any airport phone. Lady Liberty will also prearrange shuttle service. Return reservations can be made by calling +1-215-724-8888 or by contacting your hotel bell captain.
A fleet of 1,400 cabs serves the area. Taxi services can be picked up at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway. Should you need to pay by credit card, please advise the dispatcher upon your arrival to the taxi area because not all cabs or companies accept credit cards o15-Sep-2006-->e 24 hours a day.
- City Cab: +1-215-492-6500
- Quaker City Cab: +1-215-728-8000
WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE BUSES, SHUTTLES, TAXIS, OR VANS
All of the buses and trains are wheelchair accessible. The following company will pick you up with prior notice at Philadelphia International Airport and provide specialized transportation. Please make arrangements prior to your arrival.
- ADA Paratransit: +1-215-580-7145
GETTING AROUND Town
GSA will NOT be providing shuttle service from the hotels to the convention center; however, arrangements for transportation to and from the GSA-designated hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center will be provided by GSA for the elderly or disabled. For more information, contact Erin Pitner, , +1-303-357-1006.
Philadelphia Center City is compact, and its grid-like layout makes it very walkable. SEPTA operates a large number of bus routes, a subway line, an elevated train, and regional rail lines that provide service throughout the city and into the surrounding countryside. Suburban Station and Market East regional rail stations are in the heart of the business, shopping, and hotel districts. Learn more at www.septa.org. The Phlash trolley service provides quick and easy connections between Center City attractions and most downtown hotels and is just $1 each time you board. Learn more at www.phillyphlash.org. Finally, catching a cab in Center City is easy: just head for the nearest street corner and flag one down.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR REGISTRANTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
GSA is committed to making the annual meeting accessible to all people interested in attending. If you need auxiliary aids or service because of a disability, check the appropriate box on the registration form. If you have suggestions or need further information, contact Kevin Ricker, , +1-303-357-1090. Please let us know your needs by 19 September 2006.