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NCUR 2013 at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

Transportation Information

 

General Information

Campus coordinators received an online transportation-needs survey from UW-L. The information provided serves as the conferee-sign-up for airport, rail, and hotel/conference shuttles. Any changes should be reported to UW-L. Please note that if you requested pick up from your hotel to the La Crosse Municipal Airport or Amtrak station on Saturday, April 13, or Sunday, April 14, you must confirm this pick up no later than 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. This shuttle schedule for hotel pick up will be posted online and at the registration area in Cartwright Center, Valhalla-Gunning addition and at the Transportation Center on Badger St. by Friday, April 12, at noon.

 

Airport Shuttle Service

(1)  Regional Airports - arrivals and departures (NOT La Crosse Municipal Airport)

Conferees flying into or out of airports located in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Rochester, Minnesota; or Madison, Wisconsin should contact Go Shuttle directly for transportation services. Please note, this portal has direct links for transportation from Minneapolis airport (MSP) to La Crosse. This Go Shuttle link provides additional instructions for transportation from Madison WI (MSN) and Rochester MN (RST).   For Departures Only at the La Crosse Municipal AirportFor Departures Only at the La Crosse Municipal AirportFor Departures Only at the La Crosse Municipal Airport

http://rochesterdirect.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=NCUR&LOGON=GO

(2) La Crosse Municipal Airport--Arrivals Only

UW-L will provide complimentary, limited shuttle service from the La Crosse Municipal Airport.

 

   Tuesday—No UW-L airport or Amtrak shuttle service is provided

   Wednesday—Shuttle service to all hotels on the designated NCUR lodging list

   Thursday--Conferees staying at La Crosse/Onalaska hotels will be transported directly to these hotels.

Conferees staying at Winona, West Salem/Sparta, and Holmen hotels will be transported directly to UW-L; an on-site luggage storage area will be provided. Shuttle service to these hotels will be provided at the end of the day. Daily departure times from campus to hotels are listed below and available under the Hotel Shuttle Info link on the website.

The shuttle will meet all flights on Wednesday, April 10, and until approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. Arrival times for the two airlines are clustered; therefore, shuttles will wait for both arrivals before departing to hotels. NCUR volunteers will be available to direct conferees to appropriate shuttles. Taxi service (listed below) is available for other arrival times.

 

(3) La Crosse Municipal Airport—Departures Only

UW-L provides complimentary, limited shuttle service to the La Crosse Municipal Airport:

 

Saturday, April 13
 
Departures before 10 a.m. Conferees leaving on any Saturday flights departing from La Crosse by 10 a.m. or earlier will be picked up directly at the hotels that are on the designated NCUR lodging list.

 

The hotel-to-airport shuttle pick up schedule will be posted online and at the registration area in Cartwright Center, Valhalla-Gunning addition and at the Transportation Center on Badger St. by Friday, April 12, at noon.  


Departures after 10 a.m. are only from the UW-L campus to the La Crosse Municipal airport. The last shuttle to the airport will depart from campus at 2 p.m.
 
Luggage.  All conferees departing from the UW-L campus to either the airport or Amtrak Railway Station should bring their luggage to UW-L on the day of departure. Luggage can be stored in a secure, designated area in the Recreational Eagle Center. A ticket will be issued at the time of drop off. This ticket must be provided to retrieve any stored luggage. Please allow ample time to retrieve your luggage prior to departure.
 

Sunday, April 14
 
Conferees are responsible for their own transportation to the airport on Sunday except for groups of 5 or more at hotels on the designated NCUR lodging list. Please contact UW-L directly at 608.785.6905 to request this service.
 

Special Request Hotel Pick Up for Saturday and Sunday Departures from La Crosse Municipal Airport

 

Amtrak Rail Service

Arrivals and Departures
 
UW-L will provide complimentary shuttle service from the Amtrak Rail Station. Conferees arriving on the Wednesday morning Amtrak will be shuttled directly to hotels on the designated NCUR lodging list. Conferees arriving on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning will be shuttled directly to UW-L; conferees can then board general conference shuttles to hotels on the designated NCUR lodging list. NCUR volunteers will be available to direct conferees to appropriate shuttles.
 
Departures on Saturday will be
directly from campus at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. No hotel pick up will be provided. (See the note above about luggage.) Sunday transportation to the Amtrak Railway Station will be available from hotels on the designated NCUR lodging list for groups of 5 or more who request the service. Please contact UW-L directly at 608.785.6905.
 

 

Auto Rental

If you arrive via the La Crosse Municipal Airport and stay outside La Crosse/Onalaska, you may want to consider renting a vehicle for transport. Three auto rental agencies are available at the La Crosse Municipal Airport; Enterprise is located downtown: 

· Avis: 800.331.1212; local 608.781.7700

· Hertz: 800.654.3131; local 608.781.7550

· National: 800.277.7368; local 608.781.5678

· Enterprise: local 608.785.7400 (located in downtown La Crosse)
 

Taxi Services

·   A-1 Taxi Services: 608.781.6655

·   Bee Cab, Inc.: 608.784.4233 

·   Bullet Cab: 608.519.3200

·   CTS Taxi: 608.784.7700

·   La Crosse Cab Company: 608.782.6100

·   Sparta Cabs: 608.269.2222

·   Yellow Cab of Winona, Inc.: 507.452.3331

Municipal Transit Utility (MTU)

The Municipal Transit Utility (MTU) provides safe and convenient bus service from the transit center in downtown La Crosse to UW-L. The standard adult fare is $1.50. See http://www.cityoflacrosse.org/index.aspx?NID=19 for more information regarding eight designated routes and fares.

Conference Shuttle Service — Campus Drop Off/Pick Up Location

UW-L provides complimentary round-trip service from all hotels on the designated NCUR lodging list to the UW-L campus. The campus drop off and pick up location is on Badger St. near the Recreational Eagle Center. Nine hotel shuttle routes are color-coded. La Crosse/Onalaska shuttles provide continuous service throughout the day and are anticipated to run every 20-30 minutes, depending on the route. Shuttle service for La Crosse and Onalaska hotels will be reduced mid-day on Thursday and Friday (approximately 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and will run on approximately half-hour intervals. Winona, West Salem/Sparta, and Holmen shuttles will operate ONLY in the early morning and at the end of daily sessions. Excursion and International Banquet conferees will be shuttled back to their hotels on designated shuttles at the end of the events. Specific hotel shuttle routes may be picked up at the registration area or accessed online (downloadable files for each specific shuttle route will be posted as the conference draws near). General information about hotel shuttle service and each color-coded route is available at the Hotel Shuttle Info link.  

 

When presenting, you are encouraged to use earlier shuttles to ensure ample time for travel and set-up.

 

 

Tuesday, April 9

 

NO La Crosse Municipal Airport or Amtrak shuttle service to hotels is provided

Wednesday, April 10

3:30–9:30 p.m.  

For hotels only in the La Crosse/Onalaska area—no shuttle service from Winona, West Salem/Sparta, and Holmen 

Thursday, April 11

7 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

6:45 a.m.

7 a.m.

5:50 p.m.

La Crosse/Onalaska hotels (continuous shuttle service )

Depart from hotels in Winona

Depart from hotels in West Salem/Sparta and Holmen

Depart UW-L for hotels in Winona, West Salem/Sparta, and Holmen

Friday, April 12

7 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

6:45 a.m.

7 a.m.

5:10 p.m.

La Crosse/Onalaska hotels (continuous shuttle service )

Depart from hotels in Winona

Depart from hotels in West Salem/Sparta and Holmen

Depart UW-L for hotels in Winona, West Salem/Sparta, and Holmen

Saturday, April 13

7 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

6:45 a.m.

7 a.m.

12 noon

La Crosse/Onalaska hotels (continuous shuttle service )

Depart from hotels in Winona

Depart from hotels in West Salem/Sparta and Holmen

Depart UW-L for hotels in Winona, West Salem/Sparta, and Holmen

 

 

 

  

Excursion Shuttle Service

The excursion shuttle area is located in the east parking lot of the Recreational Eagle Center. Volunteers will be available to direct conferees to appropriate shuttles. Be sure to check your tickets carefully to ensure that you provide adequate time for boarding shuttles to attend scheduled activities. Individuals will be shuttled back to their hotels on designated shuttles located in this same shuttle area shortly after returning to UW-L. Shuttles will leave promptly at scheduled times.

 

Hotel Shuttle Service

See the Hotel Shuttle Information link for individual routes and complete information about hotel conference shuttle service.

 

Automobile and Van Parking

Automobiles and vans may be parked in commuter lots designated by the letter "C" or the word "Commuter." Resident lots, indicated by the letter "R" or the word "Resident," are not available for parking (parking in these lots will result in a ticket). UW-L will not be responsible for any parking tickets.
  

 

Charter Bus Parking

NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS as of March 22: Any schools bringing charter buses to campus will drop off and park on Farwell Street. As you approach campus on La Crosse Street, turn onto 16th Street (by the parking ramp), turn left (east) on Farwell Street and park on the right side of the street in front of Wimberly Hall and the Wimberly parking lot. The street signs on that side of the street should indicate NCUR Charter Bus parking. When departing campus, turn left (north) on East Avenue and go to the lights at La Crosse Street. See the link to the campus map that includes charter bus parking.
Note: If you are coming from Highway 16, go two blocks past the lights at East Avenue. If you are traveling east on La Crosse Street, turn onto 16th Street (two blocks before the lights at East Avenue).   

 

 

Special Needs Parking

There are no designated Special Needs parking locations in campus parking lots. Individuals who have personal Special Needs parking permits displayed in their vehicles may park (1) in any location in “Commuter” (“C”) lots or (2) in any 20-minute yellow-metered parking spots located throughout campus, mainly close to buildings. Personal Special Needs parking permits allow individuals to park in yellow-metered locations for any length of time.