Wednesday, August 28, 2013

ASLH: Registration and Transportation

Via H-Law we have the following announcement:

Online registration is now open for the 2013 ASLH meeting in South Florida.  Access to the online registration is available at here.  A link for discounted rooms under the conference block will be emailed to members after they register for the conference. Please contact the ASLH webmaster if you do not receive the link.

To help in making travel plans, the local arraignments committee provides the following information on Transportation from the airport to Hyatt Regency Miami
There are two options for flying into the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area. 

1.  The closest airport to the conference hotel is Miami International Airport (MIA).  From MIA there are three options for transportation to and from the conference Hotel – Taxi, Super Shuttle or Rail.

        A Taxi is $25 - $30 one way from Miami Airport
        Rail is $2.00 one way
        Super Shuttle - $16 - $19

Using the Metrorail:
Travel between MIA and the Conference Hotel is via the ORANGE LINE with a transfer
between the Metrorail and the People Mover at Government Center. 

Get on the Metrorail at Miami Intl Airport – Fare $2.00 per person
- Exit at Government Center
Get on the People Mover at Government Center – Complimentary service
People Mover has two loops – Use the Inner Loop
- Exit at the Knight Center
- Take the escalator down one level to the lobby of the Miami Towers
- Then follow the exit to Hyatt Regency Miami
- Hours of Operation for both trains are 5:00 am to midnight

Paying Your Fare – Cost @ $2.00 per trip.
To ride Metrorail, you will need an EASY card or EASY Ticket as the fare gates do not accept cash.   To obtain an EASY Card or EASY Ticket, walk over to one of the EASY card vending machines located at the entrance of each rail station. Obtain and load a card or ticket using cash or a valid credit card.  Then use the card or ticket to pay your fare at the fare gate, by tapping the EASY Card or EASY ticket on the electronic Metrorail fare gates.

2.  The other option for flying into the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area is the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).  While further away from the conference hotel (travel times to and from the conference hotel are estimated at around 1:45 door-to-door), FLL include such discount air carriers as SouthwestJetBlue and Spirit, none of which fly into MIA.

Shuttle Service from FLL is provided via Go Airport.  A shared ride, round-trip service for one passenger (limit 2 bags) is $26.45.