Anthrocon Hotel Shuttle: Details!

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Anthrocon Hotel ShuttleDance We have reached an agreement with Pittsburgh Transportation Group to provide a shuttle service to four of our downtown hotels. The shuttle bus pictured here carries up to 36 people, and will service the Wyndham Grand Hotel, the Marriott City Center, the Doubletree, and the Omni William Penn hotels. It will depart approximately every 30 minutes from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, operating between 6 PM and 2 AM on Thursday, July 4th; between 10 AM and 2 AM on Friday and Saturday, July 5th and 6th, and between 10 AM and 6 PM on Sunday, July 7th. Pickup at the convention center will be outside the East Lobby (the one on the right).

Similar to the elevator rules, we ask our attendees kindly to give priority to fursuiters and persons with limited mobility when boarding the shuttle. It is a matter of simple courtesy.

What follows is an APPROXIMATE schedule, which may (and probably will) vary based on weather and traffic conditions and is subject to change (and probably will) without notice. This is the first time Anthrocon has offered such a service so we ask our attendees to bear with us as we work out the details.

Departure Time after the hour
Wyndham Grand :00
Marriott City Center
:08
Doubletree :13
Omni :18
DLLCC :24
Wyndham Grand :30
Marriott City Center :38
Doubletree :43
Omni :48
DLLCC* :54

*The final pickup of the night at the convention center will be at 2:00 AM

Special note! The shuttle bus is not wheelchair-accessible. If you are staying in one of the four hotels and require wheelchair-accessible transportation, please contact ceo(at)anthrocon.org before June 15 and we will help to accommodate you.

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Oasus's picture
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sounds nice! im sure this will make many a con-goer happy

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Wow thats great, especially the fact its going into the wee hours of the morning, vastly longer than i had expected during the evenings.  Dance

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Charlie G. pointed out, very wisely, that night-owls should not count on that last shuttle.  There are 36 seats, and we have only one bus available to depart at 2 AM.  It will be first-come, first-served.

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If you haven't been on a bus, please follow these tips:

  • Arrive at your stop 5 minutes in advance! Times are not arrival times but departure times.
  • Have your AC badge out for the driver!
  • Don't hold the bus up for a friend! The bus is picking up a lot of furs, so the schedule's a bit tight.  This is transit, you know!
  • Be kind and courteous to your driver. He or she is stuck driving a bus all day when they could be attending the con as well.  Don't make the driver toss you off the bus!
  • Keep the front seats of the bus for the less able. They usually need some time and can't manuver as well as you do (although they may want a fursuiter to help them :)  ).
  • Hold off on tipping the driver! Wait for Uncle Kage to announce a feedback address for the shuttle.
  • Please no eating or drinking on the bus!  Help keep the bus clean.  It may even be illegal to do so (I know it is in Maryland).
  • And for Uncle Kage's sake, get a cab if you're drunk enough to do this: :sick: 

Will the locations of each stop be posted, Uncle Kage?  I know the Omni has two entrances, and even the East Side of the DLCC has multiple bus bays.

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Uh...DON'T hold off on tipping the driver!  Tipping the driver is highly encouraged.  We want the drivers to enjoy their job.

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Okay, new transit tip: Have your tip ready when you leave the bus!

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This is awesome Unkle Kage, If no one has said it so far Thank you for doing this for us, I hope everything goes well with this test run of the shuttle.

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Thank you.  This is my first time at AC and I was a bit worried about walking and finding things.  Us country dragons get lost easily when we have to walk.  Make sure the hotel staff knows the pick up spots too for each hotel that they work at.  Uncle Kage, if no one has told you lately - You Are Awesome and Appreicated!  -   Sorcererdale

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We will have a very nice At-Con Guide, including a map of the convention center and surrounding areas, that will make it harder to get lost-- provided you carry it about. (Hint: Carry it about. hint, hint).

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Since this will be your first AC, granted I don't know if this is your first convention (if it isn't, ignore this Sticking out tongue), I would highly recommend you attend the "So this is your first Anthrocon?" panel Smiling

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You don't have to worry about getting lost too much.  If you have the at-con guide or have it loaded on a smart phone, location isn't much of a problem.

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This is great.  I was wondering about how I was going to get to and from my hotel.  Thanks sooooo much for putting this together.  This is forkin' awesome.  :)

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Any suggestions for airport shuttles?   I am not familiar with the area and wonder what suggestions folks have for getting to and from the airport economically?

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We've got a list of suggestions on our travel page.

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We now have the pickup points for the five stops:


David Lawrence Convention Center-EAST LOBBY side of 10th Street


Wyndham Grand- pick up on the corner of Penn/Commonwealth (to the side of the main hotel entrance)


Marriott City Center- at main entrance


Doubletree Downtown – at main entrance


Omni William Penn– at main entrance on William Penn Place

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I'm very thankful you put that special note! Phew! With 3 days to spare!

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