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The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2011)

May 23-27, 2011
The Sheraton University City Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


AIRPORT and TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Considering your departing city, the airline that you are flying, and whether or not you are renting a car, you have a few options.

TRAVELING TO PHILADELPHIA BY AIR
The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel is approximately 7 miles northeast of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) You can access airport information at http://www.phl.org.

Although The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel does not provide complimentary transportation from the airport, there are many affordable transportation options from the airport to the conference hotel.

Taxi:
    Fee:      Approximately $32 each way
        Hours:   24 hours
        Travel Time: 20 minutes
        About:  A taxi stand is located immediately outside of baggage claim at each terminal.

Lady Liberty Shuttle: http://www.ladylibertyshuttle.com/

Fee: $10 Each Way
        Hours: Runs Daily 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
        Travel Time: 30-45 minutes
        Contact: (215) 724-8888 Reservation recommended
        About:  For shuttle service from PHL, go to the baggage claim area and use the phone on top of the ground transportation desk. Dial #27 on the phone.

Train (SEPTA):   http://www.septa.org
Train service from the airport to 30th Street Station or the University City station is available through SEPTA's Airport Line which leaves every half-hour. The fare is $7.00 (subject to change), and the trip takes approximately twenty-five minutes. The 30th Street Station is about a 10 minute walk (6 blocks west and one block south) to the conference hotel or you can take a taxi. 

Subways and Trolleys (SEPTA):   http://www.septa.org
The Market-Frankford Line (the Blue Line) stops at 34th Street, and all trolley trains (the Green Lines) stop at 33rd Street.  From either of these, it is one block south to Chestnut and 2 or 3 blocks west to 36th Street.


TRAVELING TO PHILADELPHIA BY CAR
DIRECTIONS TO THE Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel FROM SURROUNDING AREAS

North
Take Interstate 95 South to Interstate 676 West.  Follow to Interstate 76 East and take the 30th Street Station Exit #345.  Follow the ramp around 30th Street Station to Market Street.  Turn right on Market Street and then turn left on 36th Street.  Sheraton Philadelphia University City is on the left at 36th and Chestnut Streets.

West
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 24.  Take I-76 East to the 30th Street Station Exit #345. Follow the ramp around the 30th Street Station to Market Street.  Turn right on Market Street and then turn left on 36th Street.  Sheraton Philadelphia University City is on the left at 36th and Chestnut Streets.

East
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 4.  Take State Route 73 North to Interstate 295 South.  Take the Walt Whitman Bridge to I-76 West and then take the 30th Street Station Exit #345.  Turn left at the second light onto Market Street and then turn left onto 36th Street.  Sheraton Philadelphia University City is on the left at 36th and Chestnut Streets.

South (and Philadelphia International Airport)
Take I-95 North to I-76 West. Take the 30th Street Station Exit #345. Turn left at the second light onto Market Street. Turn left on 36th Street. Sheraton Philadelphia University City is on the left at 36th and Chestnut Streets.


TRAVELING TO PHILADELPHIA BY TRAIN (AMTRAK)     http://www.amtrak.com
Amtrak trains stop at 30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets). The 30th Street Station is about a 10 minute walk (6 blocks west and one block south) to the conference hotel or you can take a taxi.

GETTING AROUND PHILADELPHIA AND UNIVERSITY CITY
An excellent resource for the multitude of options for getting around Philadelphia can be found here:
http://www.phila.gov/visitors/travel_getthere.html


MAPS OF PHILADELPHIA
A good selection of everything from Philadelphia maps can be found here:
http://www.visitphilly.com/directions-maps/



GETTING AROUND UNIVERSITY CITY

LUCY - "Loop through University City" A SEPTA-operated bus making multiple stops around UPenn’s campus and serving 30th Street Station, Monday-Friday from 6:10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

TAXIS
A number of taxicab services are available in Philadelphia and are readily available at Sheraton University City, or by calling:

    Quaker City Cabs 215-728-8000
    United 215-625-2881
    Victory 215-438-7100
    or dial 215-TAXI CAB

CAR RENTAL
You will find complimentary information phones for rental car agencies at all baggage claim areas for all on-site car rental agencies. Vehicles equipped with hand controls are available at all of these agencies. If you need special arrangements, please allow as much as 72 hours advance notice for some rental agencies and be sure to make your request when you reserve your vehicle.

Alamo:            Reservations: 1-800-327-9633; TDD: 1-800-522-9292
AVIS:               Reservations: 1-800-331-1212; TDD: 1-800-3231-2323
Budget:           Reservations: 1-800-527-0700; TDD: 1-800-826-5510
Enterprise:   Reservations: 215-387-3283
Hertz:              Reservations: 1-800-654-3131; TDD: 1-800-654-2280
National:        Reservations: 1-800-227-7368; TDD: 1-800-328-6323



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