JMM 2019 Baltimore

Travel/Transportation

The 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, located at 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Some committee meetings and social events will be held at the Hilton Baltimore and the Marriott Inner Harbor. Baltimore is on Eastern Standard Time.

The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) (www.bwiairport.com/) is served by all major airlines and is approximately 12 miles from the Inner Harbor area where the Baltimore Convention Center and the conference hotels are located. The street address of the airport is 7062 Friendship Rd Baltimore, MD 21240.

Airline

The official airline for this meeting is Southwest Airlines. Beginning on August 15, Joint Mathematics Meetings participants will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through Southwest’s SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select ‘Wanna Get Away®’ fares for travel to and from the conference. Southwest is also offering no baggage fees for the first two bags, no change or cancellation fees, and no peak travel or fuel surcharges. Book your travel between August 15, 2018 and December 29, 2018 to take advantage of the discounted rates. Discounts are available for travel January 12, 2019 through January 22, 2019. To take advantage of this offer, follow these steps: (1) Go to www.swabiz.com (2) Click on ‘Flight’, and (3) Enter Corporate ID: 99884540.

If you are a member of the Southwest Rapid Rewards program, you will receive 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to and from the meeting if you add your Rapid Rewards number to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards.

Train

Amtrak Baltimore Penn Station is located at 1515 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, approximately two miles from the Inner Harbor area. For information about rail service to Baltimore, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit www.amtrak.com.

Ground Transportation

Car Rental: The car rental facility at BWI is located at 7432 New Ridge Road, Hanover, MD, 21076. All of the major car rental agencies are available. Their free shuttle service carries customers to and from the airport approximately every 10 minutes. The shuttle leaves the lower level terminal near the baggage claim area. The trip takes around 10 minutes.

Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To access the JMM special meeting rates at www.hertz.com, please click on the words “Discount Code” and enter CV#04N30009 as the convention number. Reservations can also be made by calling Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (U.S. and Canada) or 405-749-4434. Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended and blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport-related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items are extra. Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Minimum rental age is 20 (age differential charge for 20-24 applies). At the time of your reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available.

Shuttles: The authorized list of shuttle and limousine companies at BWI can be found at www.bwiairport.com/to-from-bwi/transportation/authorized-pre-arranged-commercial-transportation-operators.

Taxi: The taxi stand at BWI is located just outside of the baggage claim area of the lower level of the terminal near doors 5 and 13. There are always taxis available. For more information, call 410-859-1100 or visit www.bwiairporttaxi.com. The average taxi fare to the Baltimore Inner Harbor area is US\$30.

App-based Ride Services: App-based Ride Services such as Uber and Lyft pick up and drop off passengers at the terminal curbs at the Departures/Ticketing Level between doors 9 and 11.

Public Transportation: The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in Baltimore has a regular bus, subway, and light rail system. For details, maps, and schedules see mta.maryland.gov/ or call 410-539-5000. For particular inquiries, call 410-767-3999. One-way fares are currently US\$1.80. The Light Rail is recommended for travel from the airport to the Convention Center area via public transportation.

Light Rail from the Airport: Take the Light Rail from the BWI Marshall Light Rail Station, located outside the lower level of the terminal building near Concourse E. The route is called “Hunt Valley and BWI Marshall Airport”. Take the train towards Hunt Valley. There is a stop at the Convention Center (Howard and Pratt Street), after Camden Yards, and the Hilton and Marriott Inner Harbor hotels are one block west of the stop. For more details, see mta.maryland.gov/light-rail. The train runs from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm weekdays, 6:00 am to 11:00 pm on Saturday, and 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday, approximately every 30 minutes (varies with time of day) and takes about 30-35 minutes. The cost is currently US\$1.80 one way.

Charm City Circulator: Baltimore has a free shuttle service with four routes around Baltimore, called the Charm City Circulator (CCC), see www.charmcitycirculator.com/ for information on routes and schedules. The Green Route runs from City Hall to Fells Point to Johns Hopkins, the Purple Route runs from 33rd Street to Federal Hill,the Orange Route runs from Hollins Market to Harbor East, and the Banner Route runs from the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry. All the routes have stops in the Inner Harbor area.

The Orange route has a Convention Center stop, and the Banner Route has stops at Pratt Street and at Otterbein, both near the Convention Center. The Purple route has a stop at Light Street and E. Pratt Street, called Pratt Street-Inner Harbor. The Green Route can be picked up at. E. Baltimore Street and N. Gay Street. Many local attractions are accessible on the CCC. The National Aquarium and the Jewish Museum of Maryland are on the Orange Line. The Banner Line goes to the Maryland Science Center, Fort McHenry, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and the American Visionary Art Museum. The Green Line travels near the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum. The Charm City Circulator does not go to the airport.

Parking

There is a link to an interactive map of parking garages at the “Visit Baltimore” parking information page at baltimore.org/info/parking-information. This parking information page also offers a service called "Parking Panda”, which allows you to book your parking space at a nearby garage in advance; see www.parkingpanda.com/baltimore-parking.

Driving Directions from the Airport to the Convention Center

Start out going southeast on Friendship Road toward Oak Road. Keep left to continue on Service Road, Lower Level, and then continue onto Friendship Road. Take I-195 W (follow signs for MD-170/Interstate 95/Annapolis/Baltimore/Washington). Merge onto I-95 N via exit 4A toward I-695/Baltimore. Take the I-395 N exit (Exit 53) toward Downtown/Inner Harbor. Merge onto I-395 N. Stay straight to go onto S. Howard Street, and take the first right onto W. Pratt Street. The Convention Center will be on your right (12.3 miles).

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