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Transportation and Parking


Getting to and around Boston:
Boston Logan International Airport is not only the closest airport, but it is conveniently linked, by public transportation, to the conference hotels (see below).

Amtrak South Station
If you are coming from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, Amtrak to South Station may be the best way to come to Boston. Again, South Station is linked, by public transportation, to the conference hotels (see below).

Driving in Boston
Tighten your seat-belts, put on your crash-helmets and pray. If you like slow-motion mayhem, an illogical road system, no street signs, lots of honking and shouting, and think of a red light as a suggestion, you will love driving in Boston. If you learned to drive in California, you will have a weekend-long nervous breakdown.

A T "Charlie Card"
Charlie Cards are T-passes. Fares on the T are $1.70 for a single journey, including all the way from the airport or the Amtrak station to you hotel. There are Charlie-Card machines in all the underground T-stations. Since these cards can only be purchased at underground T-stations (and cannot be purchased at above-ground stops), we suggest that you buy one when you arrive at your first underground station (since both conference hotels, Brookline and Boston College are all served by above-ground trains), and put at least enough money on your card to get you from the airport and back again. But if you plan to use the T at all during your stay, to go to restaurants or (if you are staying at the Best Western) to get to BC each day, you should purchase a Charlie Card with $5- or $10-worth of rides. You can also pay the T conductor for a single ticket, but you must have exact change.


Getting to Boston College:
For those staying at the Courtyard Marriott, there is a daily bus to and from the conference. Please gather outside the main entrance of the hotel at the following times:
Friday morning to BC: ??a.m.
Saturday morning to BC: ?? a.m.
Saturday evening to Robin Fleming's house: p.m.
Sunday morning to BC:

For those staying at the Best Western Terrace, 1) you can walk to the Courtyard Marriott in time for the bus (a link to a map with the route between the two hotels is posted at the Conference Blog); 2) you can walk or drive (a link to a map of the route to campus and to a campus map is also available on the Conference Blog (allow 10-15 minutes to walk from the parking garage to the Burns Library); 3) or you can take the T, which is the easiest of the three options (be sure to take an outbound train, towards Boston College). Get off at the train-line terminus (the stop is called "Boston College"). Cross Commonwealth Avenue, and walk up the hill. (FYI, this is the "Heartbreak Hill of the Boston Marathon.). About halfway up the hill, you will see the main entrance to BC's Middle Campus. Enter campus. The first building on your right is the Burns Library.


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