Travel Information

Arrival and Check In Arrival and
     Check In


Author Instructions Author
     Instructions


Meeting Registration Meeting
     Registration


Housing Registration Housing
     Registration


Technical Program Technical
     Program


Meeting Schedule Meeting
     Schedule


Special Events Special
     Events


Travel Information Travel
     Information


Local Information Local
     Information


Contact Info. Contact
     Information


Organizers and Supporters Organizers
     & Supporters


Instrument Exhibition Instrument
     Exhibition
 

  • Getting here by Air

    • Special Airfare

      US Airways has been designated as the official carrier for the attendees of the 75th ACS Colloid and Surface Science symposium, June 10-13, 2001, in Pittsburgh, PA. US Airways agrees to offer an exclusive low fare for attendees. This special fare will offer 5% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional round trip fare. A 10 % discount off unrestricted "Y" or B8US/ B4US fare will apply with 7 day advance reservations and ticketing required. Plan ahead and receive an additional 5% discount by ticketing 60 days or more prior to departure. These discounts are valid provided all rules and restrictions are met and are applicable for travel from all points on US Airways’ route system.

      US Airways will also offer exclusive negotiated rates for attendees who are unable to meet the restrictions of the promotional round trip fares. Certain restrictions, including advance purchase requirements, may apply. These special rates are applicable for travel in the continental United States.

      The above discounts are not combinable with other discounts or promotions, and are valid between June 7-16, 2001. Additional restrictions may apply on international travel.

      To obtain these discounts, you or your professional travel agent must call US Airways’ Group and Meeting Reservation Office toll free at (877) 874-7687; 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM., Eastern Time. REFER TO GOLD FILE NO. 37631675.

    • Airport Shuttle

      The Pittsburgh Airport shuttle( the 28X bus), is a fast efficient, and inexpensive way to get to campus. Follow this link to the Port Authority Transit site to search for schedules. Choose the 28X if searching by route number or Airport Flyer if searching by route name.

      You may board the 28X bus in the public transportation area of the Pittsburgh International Airport. This bus route travels via downtown Pittsburgh to Carnegie Mellon without needing to transfer buses. Carnegie Mellon University is the last stop on the route. The fare is $2.00. Since Port Authority operators neither carry change nor make change, riders must be prepared to pay exact fare or pay an amount in excess of the prevailing fare.

    • Taxi Service

      All public transportation leaves from the baggage area of the airport. Commercial limo or bus servieces are available as well as the Airport Shuttle. The approximate cost of a taxi trip form the airport is $36 + tip.

  • Getting here by Car

  • Click Here to see a campus map.

    Click Here for a link to a local area map at the MapOnUS website.

    Driving from the Pittsburgh International Airport:
    1.  Follow 279/376 North toward Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and onto the Fort Pitt Bridge.
    2.  Once on the bridge, stay in the far right lanes and follow signs for 376 East/Monroeville.
    3.  Take 376 East to Exit 5, Forbes Avenue/Oakland.
    4.  Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
    5.  Approximately half a block after the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Morewood Avenue, turn right into the University Center Parking Lot.

    Driving from the East:
    1.  Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Exit 6, Pittsburgh/Monroeville.
    2.  Follow 376 West to Exit 9, Edgewood/Swissvale.
    3.  Turn right onto Braddock Avenue (at the end of the ramp).
    4.  Continue to the Forbes Avenue intersection (Frick Park will be on the left).
    5.  Turn left onto Forbes Avenue and follow it approximately three miles to campus.
    6. Approximately half a block after the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, turn left into the University Center Parking Lot.

    Driving from the West/North:
    1.  Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Exit 3, Perry Highway.
    2.  Follow Interstate 79 South to 279 South (Exit 21).
    3.  Stay on 279 South toward Pittsburgh.
    4.  As you near the city, follow signs for 579 South and the Veterans Bridge.
    5.  After crossing the bridge, watch carefully on your right for the 376 East/Oakland exit ramp. Bear right onto this ramp, which will place you on the Boulevard of the Allies.
    6.  Continue on the Boulevard of the Allies for approximately 1/2 mile. Do not bear right at the 376 East/Monroeville ramp. Instead, stay on the Boulevard and exit at the Forbes Avenue off ramp. (The exit will be marked with a small green sign, watch for it carefully!)
    7.  Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
    8.  Approximately half a block after the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Morewood Avenue, turn right into the University Center Parking Lot.

    Driving from the South:
    1.  Take Interstate 79 North to 279 North (Pittsburgh).
    2.  Follow 279 North toward Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and onto the Fort Pitt Bridge.
    3.  Once on the bridge, stay in the far right lanes and follow signs for 376 East/Monroeville.
    4.  Take 376 East to Exit 5, Forbes Avenue/Oakland.
    5.  Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
    6.  Approximately half a block after the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Morewood Avenue, turn right into the University Center Parking Lot.




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