Travel Information for ASSETS 2009
Hotel & Conference Venue:
Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Air Travel to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is home to the Pittsburgh International Airport (code PIT). Once a major US Airway hub, Pittsburgh International now services a large variety of airlines (most national and international carriers). It also offers free Wi-Fi. Major airlines that service the airport include (but are not limited to):
- Air Canada
- US Air
- Southwest Airlines
Travel To and From:
After you arrive in Pittsburgh Airport, you can choose from the bus system, a rental car, and a taxi to facilitate travel to and from the conference hotel. Note there are multiple Marriott hotels in the Pittsburgh area - make sure you go to the "Pittsburgh Marriott City Center" at 112 Washington Place.
The 28X Airport Flyers is the regular bus that travels from the Airport to downtown Pittsburgh. All Pittsburgh busses (including the 28X) are wheelchair accessible, and support 1 or 2 wheelchairs depending on size. Bus travel costs about $2.60. The bus runs roughly every 20-40 min, and drops you off near the hotel in down town (7th ave at WM Penn Place). Once reaching downtown, the hotel is .4 miles from the stop. The total travel time by bus is about 1 hour.
All busses can fit at least one wheelchair (two depending on size). Busses also curb to allow easy wheelchair access.
Turn by Turn Directions and Larger Map Full 28x schedule
Rental car travel is quite simple, and saves quite a bit of time. PIT has 8 car rental services:
- Alamo (800) 327-9633
- Avis (412) 472-5200
- Budget (800) 527-0700
- Dollar (800) 800-4000
- Enterprise (412) 472-3490
- Hertz (800) 654-3131
- National (412) 472-5045
- Thrifty (412) 472-5288
Turn by Turn Directions and a Larger Map
Every day, there is also a host of cabs waiting to take you to any destination. Should you wish to take one, they are easily located on the ground floor of the airport. Taxi service is not wheelchair accessible.
General City Travel:
All busses within the pittsburgh city are wheelchair accessible, fitting one or two chairs. In addition, busses curb to allow easy wheelchair access.
If you need door-to-door service for your transportation needs, a local organization called ACCESS provides service for the elderly, and those with wheelchairs. They do require an "Out of Town Visitor" pass. For more information, please contact Anna Captain at (412) 562-5353.
Even without a car, Pittsburgh is an amazingly traversable city by bus. The bus system is 100% wheelchair accessible, and runs to most locations for eating, and entertainment.
For more information about planning location-to-location travel:
Port Authority Trip Planner