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49th Annual ARSC Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 27-30, 2015)

Travel and Weather Information

Arrow gif Travel by Air:

The Pittsburgh International Airport is approximately 19 miles from the hotel. The airport is serviced by Air Canada, American, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, United, and USAir. For more information about flights or the airport, visit the airport website at

Arrow gif Ground Transportation & Shuttle Service:

There are numerous companies that offer ground transportation services from the airport to the Westin Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. For a comprehensive listing, click or, at the Pittsburgh International Airport website, click on the Parking and Ground Transportation tab.

Taxi Service:
Taxi service between the Pittsburgh International Airport and the Westin hotel is approximately $38.00 plus gratuity one way. Taxi service is available at the curb on the lower level of the terminal just outside Baggage Claim.

The Westin Convention Center hotel is served by SuperShuttle. SuperShuttle is offering a conference discount for transportation to & from the Pittsburgh International Airport and the Westin Convention Center, valid between May 23 - June 3. To save $4.00 off roundtrip fare, book online using the ARSC discount code: XNX5H. For further information, see discount flyer or go to The fare is approximately $30 one way before the discount.

Public Transportation:
The Port Authority's 28X Airport Flyer shuttle is only $3.75 one way (exact change required). Buses depart the airport approximately every 30 minutes from the Main Terminal Door 6, and travel time is approximately 45 minutes to downtown Pittsburgh. The downtown stop nearest the Westin is at 7th & Penn, which is two blocks from the hotel. On the return trip to the airport, board the bus at 7th & Smithfield. For maps and schedules go to:

Arrow gif Rental Cars:

Vehicle rental counters are located on the Baggage Claim level of the Landside Terminal, and it is just a short walk to pick up your rental car at the airport's covered garage. Rental companies located at the airport are listed below.

Advantage (412) 472-3460
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
Payless (412) 472-3100

Arrow gif Driving Directions:

For specific driving directions consult the Westin's website. If you are using a GPS device, the Westin's address is: 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Arrow gif Parking:

On-site hotel valet and self-service parking is available for $24 and $20 per night respectively. There is also off-site parking one block away (11th & Penn) for $13 per day and five blocks away (15th & Smallman) for $6 per day. Prices are subject to change.

Arrow gif Amtrak:

The Pittsburgh Amtrak station is located at 1100 Liberty Avenue, two blocks from the Westin. Amtrak's Pennsylvanian travels from New York's Penn Station via Newark and Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, while the Capitol Limited connects Washington DC to Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago.

Arrow gif Weather

The average high temperature in Pittsburgh in late May is 69 degrees and the average low temperature is 49 degrees Fahrenheit. Please visit the Weather Channel for current weather conditions.


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