FOCS 2005 Tutorial Travel
The tutorials will be on October 22 at Carnegie Mellon University, which is about 5 miles from the hotel; here
is a map showing the relative locations of the two places.
You can either take public buses or taxis to CMU: the buses cost $1.75
each way, and the taxis should cost about $10 each way (and hence
should work out to about the same if you split it 4 ways). The
tutorials are being held at the University Center,
which is location C on the map below. (Larger map
and color map here.)
The fare is $1.75 each way. A quirk of the Pittsburgh bus system is that
you pay when you get on when going towards downtown, and you pay
when you get off when going away from downtown.
(A useful tip: if the driver has his/her hand covering the fare box when
you get on, you pay when you get off. Or just ask the driver.)
Taking buses from the Hotel to CMU:
From the hotel, walk a couple of blocks to 5th Avenue at Smithfield Street.
Catch any of the following buses:
Note: there are other buses that go to Carnegie Mellon, but these
are the ones most likely to be running on Saturday. If in doubt, ask the
bus driver if the bus goes to CMU.
- 61A, 61B, 61C, 67A, 67F.
- Get off the bus at Forbes Ave & Morewood Ave (marked A on map).
When you get off, you are right at CMU. The University center will
be the long building on the left (see picture above).
- 71A, 71C, 71D, 500.
- Get off from the bus at 5th Avenue and Craig Street (marked B on the
maps): walk south till Forbes avenue, and east for about 5 minutes till
you reach Forbes Ave and Morewood Ave (location A on map).
Bus back from CMU to the hotel
We will probably all catch the buses back as a big
group, but just in case, here are details for returning back to
the hotel. Once you get out of the University Center (marked C on the map), you can
catch buses (numbers
67*) by crossing Forbes Avenue and waiting at the
bus stop just west of Morewood avenue (Y on the map). Or you can walk
to 5th avenue and Craig street (Z on the map), and get a bus (numbers
or 500) from there. Get off the bus at Grant Street and walk two blocks
north to the Omni William Penn.
The bus numbers are the same as the ones used to get to CMU. Do not
catch the 28X (the little airport bus): it usually does not drop off
Here are numbers of some taxi companies, or ask the hotel concierge to get a taxi for you.
- Yellow Cab: 412-665-8100
- Peoples Cab: 412-681-3131
- Checker Cab: 412-381-5600